Uploading and syncing error messages.

I am a new user and was just looking for a simple replacement for Windows Live Mail 2012. As such a replacement, everything works to my satisfaction. My problem is that the program is attempting to do things such as upload a distribution list, and sync a calendar. Error messages appear which I can ignore. However, I do not need these upload and syncing functions, but cannot find a way to turn them off. Can anyone help?