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windows 8 mail - does it auto update for you?


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#1 peacemf

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 13:50

so got windows 8, but one thing i noticed was that the mail client doesnt update.
it doesnt inform me when i have mail either.
it only updates when i go into mail, otherwise nope!

just wondering if this is the same for others?

also does windows messenger or whatever its called 0 fail to send messages at times for you:?????


#2 zhangm

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 14:04

It's only reliable for my Live account. Other accounts using IMAP update sporadically, and about half the time, it is necessary to manually hit the sync button to grab the newest messages.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 14:05

hmm, thanks for the reply.
im using a outlook/hotmail account :s lool
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#4 vcfan

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 00:10

mine always works. whenever I get an email its there instantly. I have a few email addresses across different devices and ive never had a problem.

#5 siah1214

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 13:07

Make sure you have it on your lockscreen so you're getting notifications, that affects sync behavior.

#6 vcfan

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 13:32

so got windows 8, but one thing i noticed was that the mail client doesnt update.
it doesnt inform me when i have mail either.
it only updates when i go into mail, otherwise nope!

just wondering if this is the same for others?

also does windows messenger or whatever its called 0 fail to send messages at times for you:?????


ahh, Microsoft was having sync issues yesterday. that's probably your problem right there.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:30

ahh, Microsoft was having sync issues yesterday. that's probably your problem right there.

no, its never really worked well for me.
skype at least tells me that there are messages, but mail doesnt tell me jack, unless its the lock screen.

#8 vcfan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 22:17

no, its never really worked well for me.
skype at least tells me that there are messages, but mail doesnt tell me jack, unless its the lock screen.


ok open mail,go to charms then hit settings,then account,click your account. Is download new email set as "As Item Arrives"??? Try to cycle that to manual, sync your mail,then change it back to As Item Arrives.

If no luck, try to uninstall and reinstall from the windows store.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 22:21

^^^voted best answer^^^

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:46

yeah tried that, switched it off and then back on.
i sent an email to myself, and the ipad/iphone got the email, but the laptop didnt, until i manually went into email and opened the app.....
might have to delete the account and reinstall i guess