I have had Windows Live Mail installed for years and it has always worked just fine. Then suddenly, last night when I started it up, it says 'receiving mail' (as usual) and 'online' (as usual), but nothing happens. No messages are downloaded.
If I show the task panel, it says 'executing' but nothing is being downloaded. If I then close the application, a message appears at the top saying 'finishing current message', but again, nothing happens.
I have not changed any settings. My internet connection seems to be working fine (hence this post) and I can access the web mail account no problem.
May also be relevant that the 'Wild Tangent Games Application' which, again, was working fine until exactly the same date is also not accessible. It freezes when I click on a game I was playing fine the other night and I get the 'Wild Tangent is not responding, etc.' message.
Other apps seem to be working fine, it's just these two that have stopped working.
I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, if that helps.
Hope someone can help.