Live Mail adding question mark! RRS feed

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  • Since Monday this week EVERY email I send with Windows Live Mail adds a question mark (as the first character) to every email sent with plain text settings.

    See these from 2005 & 2006 -


    Well this problem is back in 2010!

    The question mark is ONLY added AFTER I send. I googled it and see that this problem did occur quite a lot in 2005 and 2006. But that was obviously not with Windows Live Mail. I SUSPECT (not proven) that this problem started when I upgraded to the beta version of MSIE9. However I am unsure. I am about to backout MSIE9 and hope that cures the problem. I am however worried that it wont because one would have expected to see thousands of results in Google about this problem from September 2010, as said this problem has not been around for some time. I suspect it is a similar story this time, that MSIE9 has overwritten some important file or key in the registry.

    Any feedback greatly appreciated.

    Garry Jones

    Friday, September 24, 2010 9:28 PM

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  • See this - http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/thread/3f4b7a1f-1dfb-448c-b187-2fdb1f9d1c35

    Looks like an IE9 Beta bug. I'm taking it off - thought of giving the new IE a chance, but probably not now.



    Friday, October 8, 2010 8:50 PM
  • I noticed the same thing happening to me today (October 10). I also installed IE 9 Beta about a week ago, so I suspect your theory is correct.

    In my case, it's actually causing technical problems, because I'm trying to manage a majordomo email list, and the list server won't recognize my commands because of the question marks.

    My short-term solution, until Microsoft fixes this, is to log into web-based gmail and send my text-only emails via the web, rather than via Live Mail.

    Sunday, October 10, 2010 9:24 PM
  • I too, have this happening.  That's why I did a websearch and found this discussion.  One thing I noticed was that when I compose an email, I get that question mark, but when I reply to an existing email, that does not occur.

    So, now that I know what the problem is, and since I don't want to uninstall IE9, I simply use a Reply whenever I want to compose an email.  I use a short email, click reply, then change all fields as desired.  Works for me!


    Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:24 PM
  • Oops, guess I was wrong, mostly.

    I went back to verify that what I was saying was true.  I found, I think, that when I use an existing email from after the time I installed IE9, I get the question mark, but when I use one from BEFORE that time, no question mark.  Strange.

    Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:29 PM
  • Same problem with me also.

    If there isn't any solution for this right now, I have to install Thunderbird again!

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 3:17 PM