After hours of reading and Googling we downloaded the correct
64-bit .dll for WLM. That got it working but I don't care for the
That's even more information you should have volunteered if you were
really looking for help, rather then just complaining. You never
once mentioned that you were using 64-bit Windows.
You should never have had to download a separate DLL. Windows Live
Mail is qualified to run in 64-bit Windows. If something got screwed
up during installation, or if you broke it by messing around with
it, you could have just uninstalled it and reinstalled it.
Googling I found plenty of people unhappy with WLM and resentful
that MS gives us no choice.
If you are looking for complainers about anything, you're sure to
find them. I'm also sure there are far more people who are perfectly
happy with it. I'm not one of them, by the way - I found free,
non-Microsoft alternatives to their email and news programs that I
think are far, far superior.
It's crammed down our throats or we're on our own for a mail/news
Nothing was rammed down your throat. If you don't like WLM, there
are plenty of alternatives for little or no cost.
See above. It had either the wrong .dll (32-bit) or the one it
had was defective. We installed the correct .dll and it worked.
Go figure........ 4 days to get that information.
OK, so you gave us one mere crumb of information. If you had come here
4 days ago with a complete and detailed description of your problem,
including all error messages, what exactly you had already tried,
etc. I'm sure we could have helped you. Since you were so coy about
the details, I can only assume you wanted to rant more than you
wanted a fix.
If you really want help in the future, you should read the link I