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Windows 7: Windows Live mail


31 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Live mail

Hi.
My wife has just had a new windows 7 home premium laptop.
She has two email accounts
1.Gmail
2.Outlook the old Hotmail.
We just set up the WLM all went okay it found all the emails from both emails.Now here question is does she have to make a regular email backup in WLM or can she leave it as the emails are on the server of outlook and gmail.
Is she correct in thinking so.
Many thanks.In advance.

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31 Mar 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Hello flogit,

How important is it make sure you will always have a copy of the email?
Does the email provider guarantee 100% your data will always be available on their "Cloud Server"?

Personally, I don't trust "external cloud servers" 100%.
I keep a copy of anything important somewhere else.
At a minimum, I copy important emails to a LOCAL folder for "backup".

Email can be confusing with the different protocols such as IMAP, MAPI, POP3, ...
I've seen emails lost because of a misunderstanding in how the different protocols work with different providers, especially when multiple devices are used to access email.

I believe backups are essential for anything important, including all Personal Data and the OS/Programs "C:" drive

Hope this helps,
David
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31 Mar 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

David.
Many thanks for that info regarding backing up the email's.Can you assist on another point,What would be the best method of backing up all important emails?.
Just one more point does WLM have Message folders similar to what thunderbird has to offer?.

Many thanks.
I'm also David.
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31 Mar 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Hi David!

I'm probably the worst person to advise you on the best backup method...
I use MS Office Outlook 2010 (PAID) on my primary PC and store all emails I want to keep in a LOCAL PST file.
I backup the PST as needed.
That's what I do now, but it can be problematic for me...because

I have 7 email accounts, 5 Systems (devices), with multiple users per system.
Depending on the User/System(device) the access method MAY be different...
Add to that multiple email clients of different versions of MS Office Outlook, MS WLM, and Thunderbird on different devices...
I am my own worst enemy ! No malware needed here - it's self-inflicted wounds

Thunderbird only supports POP3 access for Hotmail/Outlook.com addresses.
MAPI is an MS proprietary protocol, so WLM is the best free choice for Hotmail/Outlook.com addresses.
I prefer the GUI/features of Thunderbird vs WLM, but because I do have MS email accounts, I use WLM for the MAPI capability.

My advice
- use WLM (MAPI) if you access MS email (hotmail/outlook) on multiple devices to keep them in sync.
- If you only use one device, give Thunderbird a try with POP3 - it's free.

POP3 and MAPI work differently, and that is important to understand so no emails get lost...
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31 Mar 2013   #5

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi David (flogit)
If you add both accounts to Windows Live Mail, the do as in my pdf, you will never lose any messages. Mail Tips.pdf
You can send or reply using either account in WLM.


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01 Apr 2013   #6

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks both.Got enough info now so the good lady will be happy.

Happy Easter to you both.
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01 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

or you can download this to save your pop account emails only. it works both 2011 and 2012


Attached Files
File Type: pdf How to Backup Windows Live Mail 2011.pdf (527.4 KB, 5 views)
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01 Apr 2013   #8

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
or you can download this to save your pop account emails only. it works both 2011 and 2012
Many Thanks for the info.
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01 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

you are very welcome
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