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Windows 7: Need help involving Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail


05 Jun 2014   #1

32 bit Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Need help involving Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail

On one computer, desktop, my OS is Vista Home Premium. I use Windows Mail.

On another computer, laptop, my OS is Windows 7. I had Windows Mail installed on that computer and no problems.

Is it possible to transfer all my email folders from my Windows Mail account on my Vista system to my Windows Mail account on my Win 7 system?

In addition, I had someone install Windows Live Mail on my Vista machine. All the email storage folders, etc., from my POP3 Windows Mail account were imported into Windows Live Mail at that time. I did not start using the Windows Live Mail right away.

This was recent and to make it short, by accident I set up more folders in my Windows Mail account after the fact. How do I get those additional storage folders and their content into Windows Live Mail? Can I just re-import the whole thing again, or, what?


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07 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Vista’s Windows Mail messages/folders can also be dragged to a Windows Explorer folder, then dragged to a folder(s) in Windows Live Mail

As for moving the mail from the Vista machine to the Windows 7 machine, export the email to a file on a flash drive, then import it into Windows mail on the 7 machine.
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07 Jun 2014   #3

32 bit Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Hi!
Your first fix, "Windows Mail messages/folders can also be dragged to a Windows Explorer folder, then dragged to a folder(s) in Windows Live Mail," did not work. I could drag actual email messages into a folder I created in Explorer, but could not drag an email storage folder. I'm not so worried about this situation though.

The second deal worked great after I finally noticed my flash drive was on FATS. I clicked the little arrow and there was an option to change it to NFTS, so that is what I did, then did a quick format. I have all the storage folders transfered to my other computer so success there!

Now another question ...

On my Laptop/Windows 7, where I told you I had someone install Windows Mail for me, occasionally a window will open wanting to know if I want to make Windows Live Mail my default. To the best of my knowledge, I do not have Windows Live Mail on that computer. I looked under Start/All Programs and there is a folder for Windows Live. The only two items in that folder are Windows Live Mesh and Windows Live Writer.

Do you have any idea what is going on here? I assume if I want to use Windows Live Mail on my Windows 7 laptop, I will have to install it but this has me a bit confused.

Another confusing thing is that I notice the Windows Live Mail installed on this computer is 2011, but in Googling this subject, it would appear there is a 2012 version ... or not? If so, should I be installing the 2012 version on my laptop?
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07 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17
 
 

Thanks to Microsoft there is some confusion in naming conventions. WinXP had Outlook Express, WinVista had Windows Mail and Windows 7 had no such E-Mail Client. To add to the confusion Microsoft changed Hotmail.com to Outlook.com which doesn't help with Microsoft Office having its Outlook E-Mail Client. Windows Live Mail is part of Windows Live Essentials and could be installed on either version of Windows. I don't think Windows Mail from Vista will work on Windows 7 if one could even get a copy of it, came with Internet Explorer and/or Vista.
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08 Jun 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I don't really use either of them, I prefer Outlook but here is what I know about them.. Windows 7 will run either and Windows Mail has more features, not many though, than Live Mail which was designed mostly for use with MSN, Hotmail and Outlook.com. Live mail can get install be accident when doing updates. If people aren't careful there is a box pops up during updates that asks if you want to install all Live or just for the installed programs. All is the default and most just click next. (Good way to get viruses/malware, not reading screen). The choice is yours as to what you want to use.
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08 Jun 2014   #6

32 bit Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Thanks to both of you. I think I might finally be starting to understand this Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail. Windows Mail is actually just an email client too, then, isn't it?

The reason I even got into this idea of changing is because after a recent Windows update, I am now opening emails in Windows Mail where I am not getting all the graphics. I'm also wondering how long it will be before they stop any support or updates for Windows Mail. Could I ask you both to advise as to what you think the wisest choice would be between Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail?

If I go ahead and go with Windows Live on both computers, I would still be able to retain the POP3 account I am now using which I set up through my ISP for Windows Live -- even if I get rid of Windows Mail. Is this correct?

Since I'm using the same email and password on both computers, can I sync the WLM between computers so that any changes made while on either computer will become a part of WLM on the other computer? Any changes made on one computer would be reflected on the other.

I paid someone to install WLM on this computer. That person imported all the storage folders from my Windows Mail to WLM. Thanks to you, dlc41, I now have all the storage folders from Windows Mail on this computer imported into Windows Mail on the other computer.

But if I install WLM on that computer, what is the process for importing all those Windows Mail folders into the WLM account?

I suppose if I can sync WLM between the two computers, that would be taken care of.

I have Googled this Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail business, but I start reading, hopeful for a dawning, and I end up feeling lost, like there's more information than I need or want and I can't sort out what I don't need. I'm sorry if I'm a nuisance, but I do appreciate your time and help.
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08 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17
 
 

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*Windows Mail is actually just an email client too, then, isn't it?*
They both are installable E-Mail Clients [programs], it's just that Windows Mail came with Vista while Windows Live Mail can be installed on Windows 7 and Windows 8, may have been included on brand-name computers. Windows Live Essentials is also known as just Windows Essentials. Windows Essentials 2012 system requirements - Microsoft Windows Help
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