Love live mail-hate messenger- how can I...?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by hartstoc, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. hartstoc

    hartstoc New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    I tried to download live mail alone and ended up with that plus messenger and the entire live essentials suite. Messenger is a real pest-I hate it and it won't leave me alone. Cannot uninstall the crap I don't want without also uninstalling mail. Will this lose my email settings, contacts, and archives? How can I then intsall Windows Live Mail by itself?- Thanks
     
  2. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    126
    If you run the Live installer again, the window will pop up and you will have the opportunity to deselect items you don't think you need. Doesn't take too long.

    I,ve attached the .exe in zipped format for your convenience.
     
    #2 RAK, Nov 5, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  3. kbz1960

    kbz1960 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    When I installed it there were check boxes by each and I unchecked the ones that I didn't want.
     
  4. hartstoc

    hartstoc New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0

    So did I, but it downloaded everything anyway
     
  5. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    126
    It will download all, but not install any unticked items.
     
  6. kbz1960

    kbz1960 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    If it did install more than mail you go into control panel, programs and features, highlight windows live essentials, click on uninstall/change, leave uninstall marked with the dot, click continue, check them all but mail and uninstall them.
     
  7. Bluesjam

    Bluesjam New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    I downloaded Live mail but didn't check Messager and it didn't install it. By the way I really like Live mail also.
     
  8. tblount

    tblount New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,537
    Likes Received:
    64
    Live messenger is a pesky little sob. Once you run it, it decides you want it all the time. You have to run Msconfig / startup and uncheck it. .. or run startupmonitor and it will popup a box to let you opt out of loading it at startup.... should you occasionally want to use messenger.

    Back to the Live Email subject... here is some info that will eventually make it into my bogs:


    Delete email from server after Live Email runs

    By default Live email does not delete email from your email provider. Eventually
    your mail box will get FULL and you will will say "WTF where is my spam?" Finding
    this option is confusing because it's under individual email accounts. To set
    it to delete your email after downloading, right click on your email account name -
    over inbox. Select Properties, Advanced then uncheck the box that says leave
    copy on server. I will attach an image.
    Note: You still need to log onto your email server online and delete the email
    that has been left since you installed Live Email. Flipping the switch only
    starts deleting from that time forward.
     
  9. tblount

    tblount New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,537
    Likes Received:
    64
    Oh.. I couldn't load the image without using the quote feature... I'll attach it here.
     
  10. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    126
    My server provides the option anyway. I have been using the same server for many years, so do not know if this is a common server Email feature. But I leave the indicated box on default, as it makes little difference in my case.
     

Share This Page

Loading...