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Windows 7: Don't Like New Live Essentials or Mail 2011

01 Nov 2010   #1
Deltaden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Don't Like New Live Essentials or Mail 2011

Frustrated with Windows Live Mail 2011. I did not have Windows Auto-Update turned off so I found Live Essentials 2011 and Live Mail 2011 installed one morning. I do not like the new Mail 2011. Every time I open up the program I get a warning to wait until Windows configures Mail program. Can't send photo attachments, asks me to sign in somewhere. I normally don't sign into anything I don't want to. So I installed "Postbox Express Free". To be able to Import contacts, etc, I can't find the location of my Mail Contacts nor do I know what file name is for my Contacts storage file that Windows Live Mail uses. Anyone have the same problems? Any other suggestions for free mail clients? Thanks anyone.


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01 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Check out Thunderbird
Top 12 Free Email Programs for Windows - About Email

Off the record, I do not like WM2011 either. I liked WLM, but not this new version.
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02 Nov 2010   #3
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Check out this post and those that follow it: windows live mail 2011 with Windows Live Messenger 2009
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02 Nov 2010   #4
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

It's Thunderbird all the way for me.
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02 Nov 2010   #5
Deltaden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Lost My Contacts

Now that I can't re-install Live Mail, I can't find my contacts that I had in Live Mail 2011. That program got them from the original Windows 7 mail program I had.

I now want to import those contacts to Thunderbird or Incredimail.
No Luck. I can't find the contacts on my PC.

Any help would be great.

Thanks
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02 Nov 2010   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deltaden View Post
Now that I can't re-install Live Mail, I can't find my contacts that I had in Live Mail 2011. That program got them from the original Windows 7 mail program I had.

I now want to import those contacts to Thunderbird or Incredimail.
No Luck. I can't find the contacts on my PC.
The contacts were stored in a folder: Appdata/local/Microsoft/Windows Live Contacts which may still be on your pc (the actual files hidden by default). To get them you could reinstall WLM (any version) and export them in a format that the new mail program can import. An easier way, if you were "signing in" in WLM is to go to the website "contacts.live.com". The Hotmail options include export.
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02 Nov 2010   #7
Deltaden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can't Install Live Essentials, etc.

I can not install Live Mail or Essentials. I tried to install the prior version (2009) but no luck. I used Windows Install Cleanup also. No luck. When I try to install Essentials, it tells me that Mail is already installed, but I know it's not.
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02 Nov 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Down load ccleaner, to clean up any remnants of the prior mail. Then try again.
http://www.piriform.com/
Be sure to check the setting before use, so that nothing that you want is removed, although only garbage is removed and cookies that you may want.
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