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Windows Live mail is stuck in 'working offline'

Asked by r3dlemon on 04/02/2013 at 6:57 AM
Windows Live mail is stuck in 'working offline' and will not allow me to send or receive emails. 

No matter how many times I try to change it to working online, although I AM online and everything else works fine, I cannot receive or send emails.  The Globe at the bottom of the screen changes to online whne I click on it, but the option 'work offline' under 'File' in top left will not switch to online.  I am going mad as I cannot retrieve my emails or send any.


  • Posted by Boris on 04/03/2013 at 7:08 PM
    Have a look in Internet Explorer --- check that Tools | Work Offline is not ticked.

    For some idiot reason MS link this setting to Windows Live Mail Work Offline: IE has to be Work Online before WLM can be Online!

    Also for some idiot reason this happened to me after upgrading to IE10 ... somehow it switched to Work Offline all by itself
  • Posted by jacosta on 04/15/2013 at 8:37 AM
    Have your browser open before you open Mail.