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Old 25-02-2016   #1
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Windows Mail aaaaaagh!

Does anybody remember the Basis Fawlty scene when he was bashing his Austin 1100 (?) across the bonnet with a tree branch when it refused to start on "Gourmet night"?
That's how I feel about Windows Mail, which I inherited with Windows 8.1 and now 10.
It may be just me who is doing something wrong , but in my defence I used Outlook Express for years and never missed or lost an email.
Now with this new fangled thing, these are my moans:
1. Even though I have selected it, there is no audible warning when an email arrives.This is annoying
2. Emails used to synch to my inbox within a minute or 2 of firing up the computer, and attachments automatically downloaded. But with WMail it is now taking sometimes 15-20 minutes for emails to appear, so in desperation I log on using webmail with my email provider, which means I have to open 2 programs not one. Messages appear on my phone well before they do on my PC.
3. Now to add insult to injury, messages seem to go missing. EG if I search for a message which I know was received at 9.04 this morning, just in chronological order, it's not there. But if I search under "From", then it appears. What is going on?
To me, to lose or miss an email is a big deal, because I work from home, for myself. A missed email can be costly.
Dombooth earlier suggested something called emclient. Have I got anything to lose by switching to that, or can I fix WMail somehow?
Thanks guys. Losing the plot here!
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The mail app is garbage, I'm forever switching clients over to emclient. What's your email provider?
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Re: Windows Mail aaaaaagh!

Just bought a new tablet for Mrs Codger. When I try to access her emails on her Outlook account I am getting the old "this website ' s security certificate is out of date etc" message, but I can access her account on our existing computers. Any ideas guys?
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Just bought a new tablet for Mrs Codger. When I try to access her emails on her Outlook account I am getting the old "this website ' s security certificate is out of date etc" message, but I can access her account on our existing computers. Any ideas guys?
Odd. Is that through the browser? What tablet?
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Asus transformer on windows 8.1. Yes through ie browser.
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I think I have solved it. Clock was not set to auto . Fixed that and then I could get on Outlook sign in page. (?)!
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Re: Windows Mail aaaaaagh!

I got upset with Outlook Express many years ago, have been using Mozilla Thunderbird ever since and been pleased with it. Latest version is still working well on two Win10 machines.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all/
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I think I have solved it. Clock was not set to auto . Fixed that and then I could get on Outlook sign in page. (?)!
Not an unheard of issue - glad you resolved it.

I've tried to install old software, been told the certificate has expired, and realised i can just set my PC clock back lol!
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Unheard of to me! Mrs Codger was well impressed that I solved it without having to "phone somebody"! All is well now thanks.
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