Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Solutions

Solutions: Resurrect Live Mail's junk mail safety option

I have a Dell laptop that runs on Windows 7 with Windows Live Mail. My PC is configured to automatically download Microsoft recommended updates. Several weeks ago, after a Microsoft recommended Live Mail update was loaded, the Live Mail junk mail safety option stopped working. Coincidence? It was configured to block all mail not on my safe list and delete all junk mail. Now all junk mail is delivered to my mailbox, and I must manually delete each e-mail. I have tried reconfiguring the safety options and rebooting the PC, but nothing has helped. What can I do to get the junk mail safety feature to work?

Coincidence? No. The Windows Live Essentials 11 update (not to be confused with the Windows Live Security Essentials) seems to have introduced the very problem you're describing. Try this fix: Close out of Live Mail. Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, right-click Windows Live Essentials 2011 and click Uninstall/Change. Select "Repair all Windows Live programs" in the dialog box. After the repair is done, reboot when asked.

In 2005, I downloaded Filename Pro on my Windows 98 machine. I used it to manage large folders and files. Now I want to return to my project using my current Windows XP machine, and I have tried to reacquire the program. There are dozens of sites that offer downloads of the current FileName Pro, but all instances are "evaluation" versions. There is a buy option, but all followed threads are broken. Is the program still available?

A simple Google search turns up thousands of links for Filename Pro. A lot of them also try confusing you into downloading other "PC cleaner" software. My recommendation: Forget it. From what I can see, this software's main feature is to allow you to rename many files at once. You can already do that in Windows. Here's how: Open a File Explorer window (one of many ways is to click Start, All Programs, Accessories and then click Windows Explorer — or click the Windows key plus E). Navigate to the files to be renamed. Select them — Ctrl-A selects all, holding Ctrl while clicking individual files allows you to select multiple files. After all are selected, press F2. Type in the base file name desired and press Enter.

Send questions to personaltech@sptimes.com or Personal Tech, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Questions are answered only in this column.

Solutions: Resurrect Live Mail's junk mail safety option 12/05/10 [Last modified: Sunday, December 5, 2010 4:56pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Who is in charge during a hurricane? Hillsborough County and Tampa still can't agree

    Hurricanes

    TAMPA — Who has the authority to order an evacuation during a hurricane?

    Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he has evacuation authority.
  2. Gators rally past Kentucky, streak hits 31

    Blogs

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the second week in a row, Florida found itself storming the field in a game that came down to the last second. A 57-yard field-goal attempt by Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis came just a few feet short of making history and snapping a 30-year losing streak, as the No. 20 Gators escaped a …

    Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.
  3. Pen makes it way too interesting as Rays hang on for 9-6 win

    Blogs

    A couple of home runs provided the news pegs of the night for the Rays, but it was more topical to talk about what nearly happened as they hung on for a 9-6 win over the Orioles.

    Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the third inning was the Rays' record-breaking 217th of the season, as well as his …

  4. An attempt to project what Rays will look like in 2018

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — We know what the Rays look like this year: a team that had enough talent but too many flaws, in construction and performance, and in the next few days will be officially eliminated from a wild-card race it had a chance to win but let slip away.

    Adeiny Hechavarria, high-fiving Lucas Duda, seems likely to be brought back.
  5. Trump fallout: Bucs' DeSean Jackson to make 'statement' Sunday

    Bucs

    Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson said Saturday that he will make a "statement" before today's game against the Vikings in response to President Donald Trump's comment that owners should "fire" players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) makes a catch during the first half of an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.