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Immediately I click "Windows Live Mail" my Inbox appears without asking for my password !


Antonio Machado
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Hello experts !

I love Windows Live Mail but my friends I have a problem: as soon as I click on "Windows Live Mail" from my Start bottom menu, the whole list of all my "Inbox" e-mails appears, without asking me for my password, meaning that everybody using this computer can read everything, I have no privacy at all.

What can I do to solve this annoying problem ? I guess I have to set it up properly but I don't have a clue where to do it.

Thanks in advance for your help, best regards, Antonio.

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difarn

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There must be different versions of this because I do not have the same options as you do - the only thing I can click on the left hand side when I have opened Live Mail is the Windows Live "logo" with no such options as you mention- I have a drop down options box top right which lets me go into more options but I still do not get the option to select e-mail accounts and properties.

The original poster is obviously also having problems locating this in their version.

Very puzzling - I do know that when Live Mail took over from Hotmail at one point I had to accounts, exactly the same, running at the same time.

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Jollyjohn

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Hi

difarn - with LiveMail open can you right click on the account name, just above Inbox, and select properties from the drop down list?

Antonio - When LiveMail opens it will always go straight to your inbox and list your e-mails. If your password is not saved then it should prompt you for it when you click send and receive. Having re read your original post "meaning that everybody using this computer can read everything, I have no privacy at all." - each user of the computer should have their own username and password and you should get into the habit of logging out when not at the PC.

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difarn

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I do not have an account name just above Inbox - I do have one to the far right - when I click on the arrow a drop down box appears with account, privacy and options - there is no facility within any of those to click onto properties.

I don't need to as I do not have a problem with this but it is puzzling why accounts are so different.

Maybe this is because we all migrated from "Hotmail" at different times.

Antonion - if you do not have the facility to find properties in your account like me I would suggest that you attempt to change your password and see if that allows you to change to always sign in.

If you want a shortcut on your desktop create this before you sign in - creating a shortcut after you have signed in can result in your mail being visible to all the minute you click on it.

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difarn

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Just a thought - I only have my Windows live set up as an ordinary e-mail client - I have not used the option to have mail from other accounts re-directed. This may be the reason why do not have the same option re properties/servers etc. In fact I have my mail from Windows Live re-directed via Thunderbird.

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Antonio Machado

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Hello JollyJohn:

Thanks a lot, my friend, thank you very much for continuing helping me.

You say ""Antonio - When LiveMail opens it will always go straight to your inbox and list your e-mails. If your password is not saved then it should prompt you for it when you click send and receive. Having re read your original post "meaning that everybody using this computer can read everything, I have no privacy at all." - each user of the computer should have their own username and password and you should get into the habit of logging out when not at the PC.""

JollyJohn: I think that is the solution ! now how I do that ? could you pleasee explain me the steps I should follow to create my own username and password ?

Best greetings from New York, Antonio Machado.

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