With WLM 2011 (but not WLM 2009) there is very bizarre behaviour when trying
to send one or more photos by right-clicking on the photo(s), Send To, Mail
Recipient. Having displayed the Attach Files dialog box to let you choose
resizing options, it displays a Windows Live Mail "Sign in to Windows Live
Mail" screen. (On WLM 2009 it just brings message window with the resized
photos attached so you can fill in recipient, subject, message).
But I don't want to sign in to Windows Live Mail. I want it to behave like
WLM 2009. I cancel out of the Sign In dialog and it returns to the
half-completed message - but it's attached the photos as a Photo Album.
Is there a way to turn off the Sign In message and to make it attach the
photos normally, and not as a Photo Album.
I'm thinking about uninstalling WLM 2011 and installing WLM 2009 (as
described in Dave-UK's message of 6 June 2012 19:18 in the thread "Bit of a
historical question" but I need to be sure that it will preserve the
existing email folders, contacts etc before I take this drastic step.
It's only a problem with right-clicking on a photo to resize it. If I
drag-drop the photo onto the half-completed email or if I attach it as a
normal file, everything is fine - but that requires you to manually resize
the pictures using an external package such as Paint Shop Pro if you want to
send a small proof by email rather than the full-resolution version as taken
by the camera.
Of for the days of Outlook Express or Windows Mail, before Microsoft
buggered everything up with the Windows Live programs :-(