I've yet to repeat the same fix to this one. I usually find malware or use of registry cleaners, PC Speed Boosters to cause this. Fixes range from what you see online to restoring the machine from backup or factory condition.
Wish I had better news.
the email functions of my Windows programs such as Fax & Scan or Pictures have stopped working. I am using Windows 7, Sony Vaio. Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Mail. The work around is very inconvenient. What happened?