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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2012 requires an update to keep using it

15 Dec 2015   #51
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If your email is working, i wouldn't apply the patch.
imho, This whole change is confusing for who needs to do what and when.

Log in to your Hotmail account with Outlook web mail and see if it shows Outlook COM or Outlook Live (preview) in the upper left corner.
https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=...c=1&cbcxt=mail

If you see Outlook Live (preview), that account has been converted.

My problem is my Outlook.com email address has been converted, but my Hotmail accounts have not been converted.
So i have a mix of converted and not converted MS email accounts.
I had issues with WLM 2012, applied the patch and still had issues.
I uninstalled WLM 2012, reinstalled it, and things work better for me (without the patch).

I got no email telling me my account was converted, so the only way i know is to log into web mail and see what it shows.


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16 Dec 2015   #52
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I have several email accounts 2 of which are Microsoft ones. I have a Hotmail one and an Outlook one, also Gmail and 3 that are tied to my ISP.

I have a list under the Storage Folders tab that contains different sub folders for things and have message rules set to sent emails to their own folder. In WLM at the bottom of the account list are the icons for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, RSS and Newsgroups. I use the RSS Feeds button a lot and have several in the list.

I like this set up and it's easy to go from one place to another.

As I have Office 365 I thought I'd try out Outlook, I think it's trying to do too much. OK got my emails set up but getting my RSS Feeds was a different matter and it's lumped them all in the Hotmail folder, I'm not happy. Stopped using it and went back to WLM 2012, I've not tried the built in Mail app in 10 so don't know what that's like.

I never read email through my browser and don't want to start. @Nigel does Thunderbird do RSS Feeds ?
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16 Dec 2015   #53
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Joan,

It's not something I use anymore but Thunderbird still fully supports RSS feeds, allowing you to sort and ,I Assume, treat them as any other local folder, rule based sorts Etc
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16 Dec 2015   #54
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I was thinking of giving Thunderbird a go but then I read this
Thunderbird up for Adoption
I have some more questions:
1) People are talking about WLM 2012 yet I continue to use WLM 2011. Should I have upgraded.
2) When I export my email I get a bunch of .eml files except they appear to be randomly ordered not time/date ordered.
3) Is it worth dumping WLM and moving to Outlook? I'm running Windows 7 on multiple PCs and don't want to be forced into Windows 10 in the near future and am not sure I can upgrade my Office Suite to include Outlook and run on Windows 7.
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16 Dec 2015   #55
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Which version of office ?
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16 Dec 2015   #56
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I was thinking of giving Thunderbird a go but then I read this
Thunderbird up for Adoption
I saw that thread and right now i think it's difficult to know what to do for client email.
The WLM/Outlook changes, Thunderbird uncertainty, etc.

I found Thunderbird email has a portable version, i'm testing it now.
So you can test drive Thunderbird without installing it and see what you think.
I haven't used Thunderbird in a long time, so i'm relearning the configuration, options, etc.
There are a lot of options, so there is a learning curve to using it, a LOT more options than WLM.
So far it's working great for me.

I use WLM, Thunderbird, etc. on my multi-boot test box, so a portable version is better for me (i only have to maintain 1 instance of a program for all OS's)
My email use on my test box is simple - receive and send email reliably.
I don't need a Calender, to "save" emails, etc.

Hopefully someone will pick up Thunderbird and continue support if Mozilla abandons it.
If not, i don't really care if there are no new versions/features, i use many "old" programs because they work for me and often prefer them to a "newer version".
I only care if a security problem is discovered and won't be fixed, or i run into a show-stopper bug that won't be fixed.
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16 Dec 2015   #57
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Some of the security holes are from using share stuff on websites
I've personally never have used the silly website features and usually spam or junk anything any one might send me doing them

Check this out with a link attached = yea right into the spam and a new message saying don't do that again dumb a$$
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16 Dec 2015   #58
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Which version of office ?
Home & Student 2007 - 3 PC license. It didn't come with Outlook.
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16 Dec 2015   #59
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Nope home and student does not
You might go fishing for office 2007 outlook as a separate purchase though
If it has a valid key you're all set,
14 days money back seller pays return shipping :/
Microsoft MS Office Outlook 2007 882224155625 | eBay
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16 Dec 2015   #60
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I still am using it only for newsgroups, nothing else. :-( Wish I could find a good (free) newsgroup reader and I could uninstall 2012 live mail.
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