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Windows 7: Another swift kick in the rear

08 May 2016   #11
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Apparently M$ is making office 365 available to outlook*com customers for free for a year like that really helps.
Where is this info from?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Here is another thread on the topic. Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com
The same thing was posted here, link in post #2.


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08 May 2016   #12
townsbg

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Where is this info from?


It is from the link I posted. It is an article reposted by brink.
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08 May 2016   #13
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Apparently M$ is making office 365 available to outlook*com customers for free for a year like that really helps.
Where is this info from?


It is from the link I posted. It is an article reposted by brink.
Same article here,

Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com

I didn't read it, just wondering where that was being offered
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08 May 2016   #14
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Apparently M$ is making office 365 available to outlook*com customers for free for a year like that really helps.
It's actually for live mail users not outlook.com users,

Quote:
Use Outlook 2016 for Windows

You can also take advantage of a free one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal and use Outlook 2016 to connect to your account. This Office 365 subscription includes the Outlook 2016 email application as well as other productivity applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Learn more here. It works on Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10.

Details on how to redeem this offer are included in the email communications from the Outlook.com team. See Additional information to Windows Live Mail 2012 users regarding the offer for Office 365 Personal here.
Clicking that link goes to this,

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What are my options if I am on Windows 7 and cannot upgrade to a newer version of Windows to use the Mail app?

You may always continue to access Outlook.com from any web browser at Sign in to your Microsoft account. Alternatively, you may use Outlook 2016, which works on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. We are happy to offer a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal for this purpose. An email with details of this offer is being sent to your email address. An Office 365 subscription includes the Outlook 2016 desktop app as well as other productivity applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.
Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com
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08 May 2016   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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However I wouldn't be surprised if they cut out all other clients except their own.
Hmm well in that case then one would have to go Linux or heaven forbid it a Mac.

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You may always continue to access Outlook.com from any web browser
Now I am getting confused here so as I read it the offer with 10 (another flaming app!!) is different to an Outlook using your browser?

It seems they are hell bent on getting very last cents out our pockets and surely using Windows will become more expensive to use than other OS's? It wreaks of then wanting a monopoly on the net - little wonder 10 is "free". It certainly doesn't endear M$ to me and it really is a sad situation to be in.
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08 May 2016   #16
derekimo

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What do you think outlook.com is John? I have no idea what money out of your pocket you're talking about?

If you have a Microsoft mail account, you can always access it in a browser. They are just upgrading how it syncs and that is what will not work with WLM.

No Microsoft account stuff has been changed, just being able to access it with the desktop application Windows Live Mail.

For the trouble they are offering a free year of Office 365, which includes the desktop application Outlook Mail, not to be confused with Outlook.com which is accessed through the browser.

The mail app on Windows 10 is just that, a mail app called Mail.
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09 May 2016   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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What do you think outlook.com is John?
Well mate I saw it as an app that was free for a year then subs to and then saw it was accessible from the browser so was not sure of what it entailed. For what it is worth I don't like having to get email from a browser - I would sooner have it as it is now two separate icons on the taskbar so I can flick between them . Anyway I am using Thunderbird instead now and it is as good as WLM though it does ten to block a lot of message content.

I said before we use Outlook at work and frankly I think it is a shambles at least I get spell checks as I type with WLM or Thunderbird as I do it instead on having to go back and check and I think that is how it used to be in the XP days - a ruddy nuisance.
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09 May 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I've always accessed hotmail/ outlook.com via browser it works for me although I do not use it for business
But email alerts have always gone to my cell phone.

Even Office outlook primarily gets pop3'ed to a gmail address with the same cell phone alerts
Way too simple
I do the same in win-10 too no need for a mail/.... app to do some thing that works already
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09 May 2016   #19
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

The 1 free year of office 365 is for users to get outlook 2016 as an alternative to the integrated mail app on 8.1 or 10 and for 7 or 8 users. I still wonder why they would shut off WLM 2012 but not other clients. That's typical for M$ to do something like that just because they feel like it. I suspect that they will eventually shut out all clients except their own. This article doesn't state if older versions of outlook will work. Of course they will want everyone to use their newest version.
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