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windows 8 mail - does it auto update for you?

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peacemf    59

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:?????

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zhangm    1,182

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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peacemf    59

hmm, thanks for the reply.

im using a outlook/hotmail account :s lool

werid stuff

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vcfan    2,337

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.

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siah1214    1,432

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

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vcfan    2,337

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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peacemf    59

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.

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vcfan    2,337

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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Tegument    10

^^^voted best answer^^^

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peacemf    59

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

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