I know there have been a few threads about this and I have searched through them and tried just about everything I can think of so I though I would post if someone has had the same issues.
With the RTM, I had Windows Mail (not Windows Live Mail - in your default browser). I had the actual Windows Mail program up and running, so whenever I clicked the mail icon in Messenger, I could open Windows Mail and use it.
Now, after installing Windows 7 after purchasing , I cannot for the life of me get Windows Mail back. I even saved the old Mail.msi file that I had previously and installed it after installing Messenger, but no go.
If you go right now to the Microsoft page about Windows mail, there is a screen shot there of the actual Windows Mail app. You can download from there, but it ends up being Windows Live Mail in the browser.
There seem to be 3 folders, Program Files (x86)\Windows Mail, Program Files\Windows Mail and Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail. Not sure which one it's using.
First screen shot below is from the Microsoft web page, the second is what I get when I click email in Messenger. Can someone help? I can't stand having my Hotmail in a browser like this, the Windows Mail app is so much better.