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Windows 7: WLM replacement that works ?

21 May 2016   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckinguy View Post
I installed Thunderbird...it's not bad but I have some issues with it. Part of which stem's from having two email accounts and address books.
Maybe you should consider using two profiles?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...tiple-profiles


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21 May 2016   #12
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckinguy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Well basically WLM will be taken over by Outlook and it is run from a browser as I understand it and after using it at work I don't like it one bit and why I am using Thunderbird it an be set as WLM so run from an icon on my taskbar. Plus if you install Outlook form what I can gather it is a free subscription for ayear so prpbably paid for after that time.

You may be interested in these tow articles https://www.hostaway.net.au/news/imap-vs-pop/ and https://www.telstra.com.au/support/c...l-email-set-up

Now with the Thunderbird although it isn't so pretty as WLM it does carry over your WLM settings and again I think is faster. You just need to tell it to use your existing email server ie **********@hotmail.com or whatever you are using.

To be rank it is worth a try you can always uninstall it if you do not like it
I installed Thunderbird...it's not bad but I have some issues with it. Part of which stem's from having two email accounts and address books.
One thing I don't like is the large window/pane between the header and the message (in the picture. The middle with the lines of blue) I can't seem to shrink. It is loaded with stuff I don't understand and don't need WLM or Outlook never had this..

Truckinguy mate to make it look like WLM click on View > Layout > Vertical - there a couple more options there but the Vertical is very much like WLM see pic The contacts do not come across as far as I can make ouit if I find out I will let you know.


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21 May 2016   #13
ICIT2LOL

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

Trucking mat as yet I have not found anyway of transferring en masse' addresses. So what I am doing pro-tem is to go though my emails in TB right click on the top address (the sender) and then click add to address book.
I think Microsoft has set it up only to export either Windows Live or Outlook as there is no WLM option - I stand to be corrected of course.
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21 May 2016   #14
ICIT2LOL

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

Trucker watch this is it takes a bit of working out with the filing system when you go to add the address book - it has to be added using the csv comma system form the drop down. If I get time I will type up the steps.
John https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dX-9i4mPrU
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22 May 2016   #15
truckinguy

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies.... Mozilla ended up so corrupted and with issues I uninstalled it. Reinstalled and now I get black windows..when I try to open emails,or view tools etc. I was hoping I could get it back to the default setup like when I first installed it but it must save cookies. I used Revo uninstaller and scanned for any left over files but It seems it didn't work.
I don't understand why there isn't an email program that will just work when installed without issues.. I've tried about 6 and all had issues. Even WLM which I went to right after the Outook cancel of multiple accounts still has issues with me.
The only non issue one I had was MSN premium back when and Outlook when they allowed 2 email accounts at once. That's when it screwed me up. I need 2 email accounts at once. I hate signing into outlook then out then in etc.
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22 May 2016   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I use Thunderbird portable with 3 email accounts and don't have any problems.
I have Gmail, Hotmail, and Outlook.com accounts in Tbird.
The portable version is available here if you're interested in trying it:
Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

I don't store portable apps on the C drive, i put them in a different partition so I can use them with any OS on my PC.
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22 May 2016   #17
truckinguy

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I use Thunderbird portable with 3 email accounts and don't have any problems.
I have Gmail, Hotmail, and Outlook.com accounts in Tbird.
The portable version is available here if you're interested in trying it:
Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

I don't store portable apps on the C drive, i put them in a different partition so I can use them with any OS on my PC.
I'm having a heck of a time trying to get any email program to work without gliches,etc. The only one that works fine is when I sign into Outlook .com..but I need 2 accounts at once and they stopped that as you know a while ago.. stating security reasons..
I tried eclien,mozilla and a few others..even WLM now is corrupted some because of the others I tried to install.
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22 May 2016   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckinguy View Post
Mozilla ended up so corrupted and with issues I uninstalled it. Reinstalled and now I get black windows..when I try to open emails,or view tools etc. I was hoping I could get it back to the default setup like when I first installed it but it must save cookies. I used Revo uninstaller and scanned for any left over files but It seems it didn't work.
See this post:

Thunderbird Links don't work

Note that there may be folders left over after uninstalling and they must be deleted.


Quote:

Folder locations posted in the above link are wrong and should show:

Additionally check the following locations and manually delete any Mozilla Thunderbird files or folders found.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird"

"C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird"

"C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Thunderbird"

Then reboot.
Consider using a separate profile for each hotmail/ outlook account.

EDIT: Folder locations changed to match DavidE's suggestion in post below.
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22 May 2016   #19
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Additional info:

From: [Fix] KB3093594 Update Causing Email Sync Problems to Windows Live Mail 2012 Users - AskVG

Quote:
Actually Microsoft has been upgrading all Outlook and other Microsoft email accounts to a new service called Outlook Mail (Preview) since May 2015. Some email accounts have been upgraded to this new service but many Microsoft email accounts are still pending. Microsoft will keep upgrading all remaining email accounts to this new email service in coming weeks or months.

You can check whether your email account has been upgraded to the new Outlook Mail (Preview) service or not by logging into your Outlook email account using any web browser and if you see the new Outlook Mail (Preview) logo at the top-left corner of the webpage that means your account has been successfully upgraded. But if you see only Outlook logo that means your account has not been upgraded yet.
Also see: Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com


So basically if using multiple accounts - you might need to configure server settings for each account in Thunderbird. Especially if one account has been upgraded and one account has not been upgraded.
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22 May 2016   #20
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckinguy View Post
Mozilla ended up so corrupted and with issues I uninstalled it. Reinstalled and now I get black windows..when I try to open emails,or view tools etc. I was hoping I could get it back to the default setup like when I first installed it but it must save cookies. I used Revo uninstaller and scanned for any left over files but It seems it didn't work.
See this post:

Thunderbird Links don't work

Note that there may be folders left over after uninstalling and they must be deleted.
Quote:

Folder locations posted in the above link are wrong and should show:

Additionally check the following locations and manually delete any Mozilla Thunderbird files or folders found.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird"

"C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird"

"C:\Users\USERNAME\Local\Thunderbird"

Then reboot.
Consider using a separate profile for each hotmail/ outlook account.
Thanks Callender for the folders info to check, +1

I think "C:\Users\USERNAME\Local\Thunderbird"
should be "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Thunderbird"
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