Applies to:

  • Windows Live Mail 2012
A quick article on how to update the Microsoft Live Server URL for Hotmail using Windows Live Mail. Well how to deactivate an account and set up a new one in Windows Live Mail. If you used IMAP all along then the new account will have all your mail.

The error
Unable to send or receive messages for the Hotmail (someone) account.

Subject 'your Microsoft Issue'
Server Error: 3219
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x8DE00005
Unable to send or receive messages for the Hotmail (someone) account.

Server Error: 3219
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x8DE00005

I don't remember the time when the Microsoft website became helpful but as they already have an article on this, I'm going to do a bunch of screenshots:

 This is in the case that you have only one optical drive which is a minimum of a CD Writer and you want to make a copy of a CD.

  1. Insert original CD in the drive
  2. In the CD Drive dialog box, click CANCEL
  3. On the desktop, double-click on MY COMPUTER
  4. Right-click on the CD drive and select OPEN
  6. PASTE to a temporary folder
  7. Select all the files, right-click on them and select SEND TO > DIRECTCD


 This is an issue relating to the Time Server Synchronization error.  Basically you start up windows live messenger and get the following error:

{rokbox title=|Messenger Error 80048820|}/images/screenshots/windows_live_error_80048820.png{/rokbox}

Basically you need to check that the time on your windows clock is accurate or close to real Internet time:


I know there are a lot of articles on the WWW detailing this process but none of them really worked for me.  I recently changed job and no longer have all my test machines at work.  Instead I only have the one workstation :eek  Still I've been asked to test some web applications (???) so I had to find a solution to suit me.  I'd done this before IE7 (so a long time since).

My office workstation setup for this is:

  • HP CMT DC7900
  • E5300 @ 2.60Ghz
  • 2Gb RAM
  • Windows XP Professional SP2 
  • Internet Explorer 7

As you can tell, not the most up-to-date but unfortunately I need to stay near to my customer base and match their setups as closely as possible.