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Change how often Windows Live Mail checks for new emails on the server

Once you have added an email account inside Windows Live Mail, it will periodically check on the mail server for new email messages; how often it checks for new emails is something you can configure in the Options. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the interval that elapses between two checks for new messages; the next tutorial explains how you can even prevent Windows Live Mail from (automatically) checking the server for new emails.

Change the new-email-check interval in Windows Live Mail

Follow these steps to customize how often you automatically check for emails on the server:

Tip: you can at any time check for new emails manually, by clicking on the "Sync" button (which stands for "synchronize"), as shown on the screenshot below:

Manually check for new email messages in Windows Live Mail
The next automatic check for new messages will occur the number of minutes you have specified after the last check (whether automatic or manual).

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