blank Hotmail emails showing in Outlook

By JADavis9 ·
Suddenly, I have a problem. For some reason, and maybe I made some change in my Hotmail or Live Mail account or in Outlook, any messages that I bring in to my Outlook 2003 using the Outlook Connector which becomes part of Outlook, are being blanked out after a few days. In the inbox in my Outlook, I see spaces that represent each email that was sent to me at that email address, but the subject line, sender and all text data is gone. The "date received" is still shown and each email keeps a space in the inbox. But it is a blank box! What is going on? I need some of those emails so that I can save them in folders in my Outlook. But saving blank email boxes is useless! These same emails show up fine if I log in to my Hotmail account or account online. What has happened?

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the question is

by PurpleSkys In reply to blank Hotmail emails show ...

did you make changes in any of them?

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I probably did but ...

by JADavis9 In reply to the question is

I have been very overwhelmed and I've made many computer changes recently and I don't remember what I may have done that may have affected my Outlook like this. I really appreciate all of the help that I have gotten by everyone here! I'm almost done. Things are working pretty good now.

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What is this 'Outlook Connector',

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to blank Hotmail emails show ...

and why aren't you just connecting via direct pop3 and smtp settings?

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by seanferd In reply to What is this 'Outlook Con ...

That's the Hotmail one. Used to keep yer cloud calenders and stuff in sync with your local machine.

If the mail is already downloaded, it shouldn't change. Makes me wonder if just the headers were downloaded, and the originals were dumped from the remote mailbox or no connection is present.

For mail, I'd be sure to check that the actual sever settings are configured in Outlook as well as having the connector for webmail and other web apps.

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I do use Outlook Connector

by JADavis9 In reply to Connectors

I used to access the hotmail in Outlook without it and would like to switch back to not using Outlook Connector and then remove it. Can I have help here, since I am not sure how it is to be done? Maybe that would resolve this mess.

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Why not use HTTP Server setting of hotmail?

by Mehul Bhai In reply to I do use Outlook Connecto ...

This way you have mail both on server and on your local inbox database on your machine. Even with this setting/configuration you can view your mails in multiple machines without losing and missing any mails or Data and with all folders intact in all the e-mail clients I access. I do this from my Home Computer, Personal Laptop, and Office Computer (naturally you should have particular access in your organization to do this).
I have to check if this setting/configuration works in Outlook or not, but it works well in Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail. You can check it on Hotmail Support Site.

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I don't understand

by JADavis9 In reply to Why not use HTTP Server s ...

I'm sorry, but I don't know enough about what you are saying. I don't know anything about HTTP Server settings. I simply want to use my hotmail ( address in my Outlook like I used to do before I had a major blowout on my pc and had to start over. I have set up things the best that I can and I continue to use Outlook 2003 to access my 2 gmail accounts in the normal way. I added my hotmail/live account this time using Outlook Connector and I have forgotten how to access it in Outlook the normal way. I am pretty sure that I used to do that. I would sure like to get back to accessing it the normal "add a new email account" way in Outlook and remove this Outlook Connector thing. Could I please ask for some very specific help here?

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I think you'll find

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I don't understand

that it's well worth keeping a notebook for recording changes you make, troubleshooting techniques you've employed along with the result of your troubleshooting, preferred setting - email and otherwise.

I wouldn't be without one, fiddler that I am.

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good idea

by JADavis9 In reply to I think you'll find

I have tried keeping many notes in my Outlook Notes. But I should just start a written notebook. I have been through a disaster lately and I had to start fresh with a new Windows and Office and then load my programs and restore data & docs from an external drive using True Image. That is why my Outlook settings were lost for my hotmail account setup. Is there a site that will give me the setup info that I need to add that email address to my Outlook manually if I remove the Outlook Connector?

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In my experience

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I think you'll find

each ISP has it's own online support, available via its portal. Each email web client has the same. Somewhere in the morass of support links is the required connection settings.

There's a vast, and complex, either/or backbone to all things IT. If you're no good with either/or, write things down in a dated diary. Helps oodles.


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