Windows® Live Mail is not Sending Emails
Windows Live Mail is the default e-mail application from Microsoft and it comes preinstalled with the latest version of Windows operating systems such as Windows 7. Windows Live Mail comes with many advanced features such as multiple e-mail account support, search feature, Windows Live Skydrive and so on. Its also comes with an extended help and support feature that would enable users to learn benefits of each and every feature. However, there are some problems that might come up. These include Windows Live Mail not sending mails, Mail not working, showing errors, Mail freezing and so on. Windows Live Mail not sending e-mails is a common issue that might be because of several reasons such as incorrect configuration of application settings, firewall preventing Windows Live Mail from functioning, problems with the network connectivity of the system, etc.
The following details give users more information regarding ways to resolve Windows Live Mail not sending e-mail issue:
- Check application settings
- Verify network connectivity
- Fix system issues
Check Application Settings
There are many setting on Windows Live Mail installed on your system and all of them have to be configured properly for the application to work. All users having Windows Live Mail not sending e-mail issues are advised to check the settings of applications such as access points, user account in use, etc. and make sure they are configured properly in relation with the network settings. If the issue has come up after some changes were made to the settings, then reverting back the settings to default values would solve the issues.
Verify Network Connectivity
Windows Live Mail not sending e-mail issue on your system might be because of issues with the network connectivity of the system. Windows Live Mail requires a network connection and issues with the network connectivity would cause problems when sending e-mails. All users having Windows Live Mail not sending e-mails are advised to check the network connectivity. Users are advised to configure the network settings and also check the firewall settings to make sure the firewall is not preventing Windows Live Mail from sending e-mails. If the firewall is found blocking the connection, then creating an exception would solve the issues.
Fix System Issues
Issues or problems with the operating system installed on the system installed with Windows Live Mail can also cause problems when sending e-mails. Issues might be with the system files associated with the network drivers, or the Windows Live Mail application itself. Such issues would cause Windows Live Mail to freeze or errors to come up. All users having Windows Live Mail showing errors when sending e-mails are advised to check the system files on the system using sfc/ scannow command in the CMD and repair the damaged system files if they are found damaged.
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