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    Default Windows Live mail in W10 not opening

    Hi all, this started last night, after the update the other day.
    When trying to open WLM, the splash screen appears and the busy symbol is busy. Nothing showing in Task manager.
    I've tried the Essentials recovery tool, and changing the name of the cache file, both to no avail.
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    Default Re: Windows Live mail in W10 not opening

    Sorry , I have to ask

    WLM, or the mail app thats built into Win10 (different products)

    Windows10 build updates can remove programs deemed incompatible by MS, even though they do still work in 10(eg Office07)
    Given WLM is very much end of life , 10 update may have tried & failed to remove it ?

    try...
    Backup the mail database before doing anything, just in case.
    Uninstall & re-install WLM. Or re-install over the top
    Remove the email a/c & database & re-install (database might be corrupt)

    And the alternative , better answer : consider a fully supported email program , such as Thunderbird or Outlook.

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    Default Re: Windows Live mail in W10 not opening

    was WLM setup with IMAP ? any voda/clear email a/cs in there ?

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    Default Re: Windows Live mail in W10 not opening

    edit , assuming it is WLM
    You'll have great difficulty installing essentials on new builds of 10 . You need to install in 8 compatibility mode , twice. Fingers crossed. Expect things to get a bit hairy with WLM as time goes on

    If its Win Mail , as a last resort remove & re-install the mail app (backup first)
    https://www.tenforums.com/browsers-e...ml#post1102250

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    Default Re: Windows Live mail in W10 not opening

    WLM is discontinued.

    Windows Essentials 2012 suite reached end of support on January 10, 2017. It is no longer available for download.
    It wont work with outlook.com. ALSO you cant download it from microsoft anymore, they have also pulled the plug / download. So unless you already have the offline installer you cant reinstall it.
    One thing positive about Windows 10 is that there is never a dull moment anymore on ye olde computer

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    Might be time to go to T-bird.
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