This often worked/works for similar problems in XP. Open WLM, reduce the size from Maximised and resize to your preferred size. Minimise to the Taskbar, then recall it to the Desktop.
Close down using File > Exit.
Restart WLM. Does that work?
If not, are you using a Desktop shortcut to open WLM? If so, right click that Desktop shortcut and select Properties, then check through the options. You are looking for the "Run:" command, and if it says Maximised, select "Normal Window" instead.
Hope that helps.
When ever i open winLiveMail, it always opens as maximized.
Is there an option i can set to cause it to open
with the same screen size as last use?