Windows Live Mail client can be a blessing when you don’t have another email client to use. But it can also be a pain if it’s the only thing you have. The problem with Windows Live Mail is it wastes a heck of a lot of time updating things that frankly you don’t need updated. When I want my email, just download it!
The Calendar aspect of Windows Live Mail isn’t necessary and an annoying time waster. You are left sometimes a five full minutes waiting for everything to finish syncing before you can even see any new emails. I’ve even made sure mine has nothing on it, so why it would keep syncing, I have no clue.
There is an easy remedy for this annoying problem, and it doesn’t involve deleting your account, or even your calendar. I’ve heard of people editing their windows registry as well as deleting files from the hard drive. Neither of those suggestions will fix this issue, and may cause harm to your Windows Live Mail client. Don’t risk it!
To stop your calendar in Windows Live Mail from syncing with send and receive bring up the client. Once Windows Live Mail is open, go to tools, and then select options, under options select connections. Then under “Connecting to Windows Live Services” select “Stop signing in.” Yes it really is as simple as that.
The downfall to doing this is Windows Live Mail losses your address book from time to time and you have to upload it. So if you have a lot of contacts make sure you have your address book saved somewhere. There is no way to avoid the loss of your address book it’s just something you have to put up with. And I think that it’s worth it. It’s much quicker to upload your address book then it is to wait on the calendar to stop syncing.
The great thing is that when you stop your Calendar in Windows Live Mail from syncing it makes your email send and receive time cut in half!
I figured this out after doing a lot of testing, I did go through the editing registry, and deleting files on my hard drive to be sure this was the only real working method. I discovered it when I was going through the options menus. It took a lot of time tinkering till I finally found the answer. If by chance this doesn’t work for you, please let me know. I am interested in finding out why.
Don’t forget to remove your calendar by un-checking the box at the bottom. You can’t delete or remove it via their format but un-checking it will preventing the further syncing.