sending & receiving mail preference and one other question

In other email applications I am given the choice of sending mail, receiving mail or both. As I am new to Windows Live Mail I find only one button that causes both the send and receive actions to occur. How can I elect to do either of the others individually?

And...How can I cause the function bar across the top of the screen to remain visible without pressing "Home" every time I need something?

Thank you, Jack

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Just FYI.

This email app is a free one. So features are often reduced for simplicity's sake. If you need more features, try other apps such as Thunderbird.

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Thanks R.P. but more to the story

The reason that Windows Live Mail is on the machine is because so really awful virus got into it several weeks ago and destroyed some key functions of Outlook Express.

After MUCH trying it was determined that the situation was so bad that Outlook could not be repaired or even be reinstalled. After that Thunderbird was tried and that too would not install correctly with decent function.

Out of desperation my guru, who is in fact a very highly qualified software and hardware person, installed WLM.

I asked my questions here as I just didn't feel comfortable imposing on Charles on such a small matter, but I do very much appreciate your time in responding to me.

I suppose that there is little that I can do at this point, but the plan now is to buy a new machine, set it up in the way that I want, and then completely erase or physically trash the hard drive on this one.

I must say that people who compose and proliferate such dangerous virus should be drawn, quartered and the remaining parts hung out for the birds.


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Repairing OE.

I see there are long discussions about that. Most of the time it's all about backup and recovery of the person's email and contacts. Some folk never made a backup of such so while OE is usually repairable, the content is up to us to backup and restore.

If one moves to a WEB MAIL such as gmail.,com then a lot of this backup issue fades away. For now at least till gmail/google decides to close up shop.

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thanks all

Thanks RP. I am probably more guilty that the next guy when it comes to backing things up, but in this case the issue of lost email records and contact information was relatively easy to rescue. The problem came in when we realized that many of the functions of OE wouldn't work and then came the frustration of not being able to repair it.

Thanks everyone for your help and comments. I think that I'll just settle for what this free version will do until I buy another lap top and can wipe the HD on this one so I can start from the beginning again.

Like I say though, drawn and quartered would be too kind. Wink


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