Windows mail brojen after importing mails from Outlook Express


J

Jean-Pierre

I imported mails coming from Outlook Express in Windows Mail using the Import
menu. First time I opened windows Mail it worked fine and all mails and
folders were correctly imported. But the second time, the folders were still
present but I could not display any message (including from Inbox). And on
the third time, only some folders are still present and when I want to
display a file, I get a message (in French): the message cannot be displayed.
I cannot either save new mails. The funny thing is that I can read my mails
by closing Windows Mail and clicking directly on the eml files. Of course it
is not very convenient...

Can someone help me? do I need to reinstall Windows Mail
 
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Guest

Jean-Pierre said:
I imported mails coming from Outlook Express in Windows Mail using the
Import
menu. First time I opened windows Mail it worked fine and all mails and
folders were correctly imported. But the second time, the folders were
still
present but I could not display any message (including from Inbox). And on
the third time, only some folders are still present and when I want to
display a file, I get a message (in French): the message cannot be
displayed.
I cannot either save new mails. The funny thing is that I can read my
mails
by closing Windows Mail and clicking directly on the eml files. Of course
it
is not very convenient...

Can someone help me? do I need to reinstall Windows Mail

Windows Mail is very hard to uninstall or reinstall without taking the
rest of Vista with it. However, it often helps to delete the email
account under Windows Mail and then create it again.

This fix was intended for something else, but sometimes helps:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/941090

If you don't know whether to use the 32-bit version or the 64-bit
version, try the 32-bit version first. Certain common antivirus
programs, such as most of those from Norton or McAfee, or
a recent one from Trend, cause various problems in Windows
Mail, although seldom immediately, so if you have such a program,
remember where to find the fix - you are likely to need it again.
 
A

Administrator

Jean-Pierre said:
I imported mails coming from Outlook Express in Windows Mail using the
Import
menu. First time I opened windows Mail it worked fine and all mails and
folders were correctly imported. But the second time, the folders were
still
present but I could not display any message (including from Inbox). And on
the third time, only some folders are still present and when I want to
display a file, I get a message (in French): the message cannot be
displayed.
I cannot either save new mails. The funny thing is that I can read my
mails
by closing Windows Mail and clicking directly on the eml files. Of course
it
is not very convenient...

Can someone help me? do I need to reinstall Windows Mail
 
A

Administrator

Jean-Pierre said:
I imported mails coming from Outlook Express in Windows Mail using the
Import
menu. First time I opened windows Mail it worked fine and all mails and
folders were correctly imported. But the second time, the folders were
still
present but I could not display any message (including from Inbox). And on
the third time, only some folders are still present and when I want to
display a file, I get a message (in French): the message cannot be
displayed.
I cannot either save new mails. The funny thing is that I can read my
mails
by closing Windows Mail and clicking directly on the eml files. Of course
it
is not very convenient...

Can someone help me? do I need to reinstall Windows Mail
 
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J

Jean-Pierre

Thank you for your answer. The fix did not help. I could not delete my
account because apparently it was not there anymore... I tried to create a
new one but it does not connect anymore to the mail server...
 
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