Windows Live Mail Fails to Shutdown Properly
July 31, 2008
Windows Live Mail(WLM) may fail to shutdown properly due to its program file(wlmail.exe) remaining resident after closing/exiting thus requiring user termination by use of the Windows Task Manager End Process option.
A failed shutdown may be noticeable by an inability to re-open WLM for subsequent use
1. Ensure ‘Upload Larger Images to the Web When Sending a Photo E-mail’ is checked in WLM’s configuration setting:
– This option is only available when signed into WLM with a Windows Live ID
This type of failed shutdown may reappear if a new compose window or a draft message has been opened, even when closed without further editing, saving or sending. If so, then disable the ‘Upload Larger Image’ option(Uncheck/Click Apply) then re-enable(Check/Click Apply)
July 31, 2008: Original Published Date