Windows 8 Mail and Messenger not working and syncing.
I am now running Windows 8, and the whole Mail and Messenger app behaves awkwardly. First, right after installing Windows 8, the Mail and Messenger app works. I was testing things out and I used the "clear" tiles function. From then, almost all my Windows 8 app fails. I then "refreshed" my Windows 8 and the Apps can now start. BUT (here is the catch), the Mail and Messenger (maybe other app) doesn't sync in the background. I had to keep manually refreshing the messenger app when chatting with a friend. Please help me fix this.
September 26th, 2012 4:42pm


According to your description, I suggest to perform these tests to troubleshoot the issue:

1 Reinstall Mail and Messenger app, you can remove it from Metro Start and install from App Store

2 Remove your mail account and re-add it


Leo   Huang

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September 27th, 2012 9:10am

This didnt work at all. I tried re-installing windows 8. nothing fixed it. I am using Windows 8 RTM and the most recent update didnt fix the syncing issue as well. I tried re-installing, tried the troubleshoot tool given out by Microsoft. formatted my Windows 8 installation. went tweaking around in the settings, NOTHING worked. I am still having issue with the Mail and Messenger syncing.

I downloaded Office 2013 Customer Preview and outlook over there is more stable than the Windows 8 Metro Mail and Messenger app.

October 12th, 2012 1:25am

Even that same happen on my PC with windows 8 Mail Metro UI is not working and nothing has help  till now any idea????? do i have to reinstall the WIN 8
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October 20th, 2012 10:12am

Same issue. It popup messages worked but the app failed. Removed it but the app store failed.
November 4th, 2012 10:31am

MY MESSENGER still does not send or receive.  I also uninstalled, reinstalled, rebooted. More frustrating than not. Ican still use it on the Windows7 side along with MAC and Android. Anyone answer this problem?

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July 12th, 2013 6:37am

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