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Windows 7: Best Buy Geek Squad install


18 Aug 2011   #1

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Best Buy Geek Squad install

3 months ago, I bought the HP Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1. I have always had HP computers with Outlook Express as my e-mail server. I didn't know that Outlook Express was not a part of my new Windows7......so, since I was on Roadrunner, Best Buy Geek Squad installed Webmail tru Google Chrome...Bare with me here, I am a basic computer operator! So what do I know about other e-mail servers available, nothing ..and I said ok. Well, this webmail nyc.........etc.....has terrible filters or almost none and I think it is corrupt. I get an e-mail from a relative and a friend of mine also gets the same e-mail....they don't know each other.......So this is as I said logging on Google Chrome. My Internet Explorer is of course separate. Is there a way to get rid of Webmail nyc in Google Chrome for another mail server in Google Chrome...or can I get rid of Google Chrome therefore get rid of the dasdardly Webmail nyc..etc? Would it be best to go thru my Internet Explorer for my e-mail server. I suspect I would still have to do away with the webmail thing before proceeding. I know this is not directly related to my new Windows 7 but since HP didn't supply Outlook Express all my problems started. I have read about Windows mail, Windows live essentials, Outlook Express (free), Outlook (notfree) and it appears the Geek Squad if they knew anything would have used what was available in Windows 7. Thank you for trying to desern what I am trying to relate. I read about 40 pages here and nothing related to my problem. E. Connell


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18 Aug 2011   #2

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

This from Microsoft:
Outlook Express isn't available in Windows Vista or Windows 7—you can't download it or run it on either version of Windows. However, you can install an e‑mail program from another company or use Windows Live Mail—a free program that is part of Windows Live Essentials.
Trying to download Outlook Express in Windows Vista or Windows 7?
What email SERVICE do you use? What is after the @ in your email address? Knowing that we can better recommend a course of action.

Regards,
GEWB
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18 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It sounds like you have created a filter (Rule) in your e-mail account to forward new messages to your friend.

You can use any* browser to log into your e-mail through your providers webmail interface.

If you dont like the webmail and want to use an application on your computer, there are many alternatives to outlook (express). I can recommend Thunderbird - Software made to make email easier as a replacement.

To fix the forwarding messages problem, log into your e-mail and poke about in settings/preferences untill you find filters/rules. Look for the one with your friends e-mail address and remove or disable it.

Out of interest what is a "webmail nyc"?
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18 Aug 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Do you want to have to use a browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer to read your mail??

Or would you prefer to read mail WITHOUT having to use a browser--like you used to do with Outlook Express?
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19 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Let's find out the e-mail service first, as that will tell us what the best method of accessing the e-mail is. As requested above, let us know the second half of your e-mail address, such as @gmail.com or @verizon.net, etc. Once we have that, we can step forward.
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19 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
This from Microsoft:
Outlook Express isn't available in Windows Vista or Windows 7—you can't download it or run it on either version of Windows. However, you can install an e‑mail program from another company or use Windows Live Mail—a free program that is part of Windows Live Essentials.
Trying to download Outlook Express in Windows Vista or Windows 7?
What email SERVICE do you use? What is after the @ in your email address? Knowing that we can better recommend a course of action.

Regards,
GEWB
!..Windows Live Mail vs Thunderbird which someone in forum recommended....Don't know which to choose, need help here also.

2...webmail.nyc.rr.com (my e-mail address @tampabay.rr.com is through rr (Roadrunner) through Brighthouse...the e-mail server webmail.nyc.rr.com is in Google Chrome. I do not have an e-mail server in my Internet Explorer.

3....Would it be possible to replace the webmail address for one of the afore mentioned mail servers and keep it in Google Chrome? ( I am in unfamiliar territroy here)...as you can probably tell. If so, how can I do that? I had read that non use was the only way to get rid of webmail...true or false? Appreciate help cause I don't want the Geek Squad again !!!!!!!
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21 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

!..Windows Live Mail vs Thunderbird which someone in forum recommended....Don't know which to choose, need help here also.

2...webmail.nyc.rr.com (my e-mail address @tampabay.rr.com is through rr (Roadrunner) through Brighthouse...the e-mail server webmail.nyc.rr.com is in Google Chrome. I do not have an e-mail server in my Internet Explorer.

3....Would it be possible to replace the webmail address for one of the afore mentioned mail servers and keep it in Google Chrome? ( I am in unfamiliar territroy here)...as you can probably tell. If so, how can I do that? I had read that non use was the only way to get rid of webmail...true or false? Appreciate help cause I don't want the Geek Squad again !!!!!!!
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21 Aug 2011   #8

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Hello eastbradyhs -

You have several things to consider and research.

First thing is to understand the basic email terms/methods (I'm making this very general):

> Email service provider is the company that provides your email service, usually (but not always) what comes after the @ in your email address. Often your Internet provider also provides your email service but not always - there are many email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, Lycos, etc. Your email looks to be through RR.

> Webmail is where you access, view and compose email from within your browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.). The emails are stored on the service provider servers for you to access and organize. You must have an Internet connection to read, organize, write or delete your emails.

> Local programs (those you install on your computer) such as Thunderbird, Evolution, Outlook (and the old Outlook Express), etc. "call" your email service provider and downloads the email to your computer. Once downloaded you can view, organize or delete the emails even without an Internet connection. You can write emails and save as a "draft" until you connect to the Internet and call the service when the drafts are sent and new received email are downloaded to your computer.

Advantages and Disadvantages

With Webmail, you need to know the policies of your email service provider regarding retention. Some service only keep emails for a limited amount of time then they are automatically deleted (forever). Some may have user access time limits such as if you don't log into your mail (via Webmail or having an email program call the server) within a set number of days, your account is deleted and all emails wiped. These can be a disadvantage. However, the advantage is the ability to use your email from any computer/browser from anywhere that access is not blocked.

Local mail storage has the advantage of organizing your downloaded emails without an Internet connection; searching your emails is often faster and easier, too. For example, I have one email program for work which has tens of thousands of email going back eight years and at times I need to create searches - this goes much faster on my workstation than it would using Webmail. This disadvantage is my emails are on the workstation so it is difficult to set up remote access when I'm on the road.

Your Situation

In the past you said you used Outlook Express so it likely downloaded your emails to your computer. If that is what you want, a program like Thunderbird would work well. You can also practice a hybrid version of email control by accessing your email via Webmail, delete the spam and junk, log out of Webmail then open your local program to download the good stuff to your computer. You could also open a Webmail account such as Gmail then upload (send yourself) emails or copies of emails that you want to access from any computer any where.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
GEWB
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