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Windows 7: Alternatives to Windows Live Mail 2011


17 Jan 2012   #1
thomasblake222

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Alternatives to Windows Live Mail 2011

Are there any alternatives to Windows Live Mail 2011?

Like I mentioned in some of my previous posts, I am having trouble with it.

Are there any?

Thomas


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17 Jan 2012   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thunderbird is a very popular email client - it's free and made by the same folks as firefox.

oops kk was faster than mm!
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17 Jan 2012   #3
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

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17 Jan 2012   #4
thomasblake222

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Just installed thunderbird. Works gr8. One question - Do you know how to import contacts from my hotmail account?
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17 Jan 2012   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

do you still have wlm installed?

you'll probably need to export your contact from there in a format that thunderbird can read.
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17 Jan 2012   #6
thomasblake222

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok. Which format does thunderbird support? Does it support CSVs
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17 Jan 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Export in all possible formats and hope that Tbird can import one of them.

Be prepared to enter all your contacts by hand if necessary.

Changing email programs is full of pitfalls, so beware and don't have expectations too high.
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17 Jan 2012   #8
thomasblake222

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok. One problem windows live mail keeps on crashing as mentioned here. Is there another way of exporting contacts?
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17 Jan 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

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I gave up on Windows Live Mail 3 years ago. All I remember is that I hated it.

If nothing else, find out where your contacts reside on your hard drive. Then manually copy that folder to a safe location on another drive. If you are lucky, you may be able to open your contacts with notepad or a similar app and copy the necessary info.

Or maybe take a series of screen shots of your contacts?

You have to be creative with email migration. It is stuck in the stone age and you should expect to be frustrated.
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