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17 Mar 2009   #1249
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
Windows Mail

How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7



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03 Nov 2012   #1250
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

A few members have tried WinMail on Win8. I think it can be done, but requires extra effort than this tutorial alone provides.

Windows Essentials Mail 2012 (re-branded Windows Live Mail) is a good client. There are some things I don't like, but it does the job. There are some added benefits as well, so try WEM (WLM) before dismissing it. Sure it takes some adjustment, but that's why human beings are the dominate species on the planet - they adapt. =:>

As Brink says, you can use what ever client that best suits your needs.

also Bill
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billg226 View Post
Will Windows Mail work in Windows 8 or are we forced to Windows Live Mail? Have not seen if there is Windows Mail in Win 8 like it is in Win 7.
Thanks,
Bill


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03 Nov 2012   #1251
billg226

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Slartybart, I'll take a look-see of Windows Essentials Mail 2012.......Bill
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03 Nov 2012   #1252
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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Hello Bill,

Windows Mail is no longer being supported by Microsoft. It's pretty much dead now.

You don't have to use Windows Live Mail. You can use any email client program you like. Windows 8 does include a "Mail" Windows Store app by default.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn, Sure wish MS had left us with OE or WM. Will Outlook 2010 work as an Email Client in Win 8?
Thanks,
Bill

Yes, I'm currently using Outlook 2010 on W8.
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03 Nov 2012   #1253
2dawson

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
A few members have tried WinMail on Win8. I think it can be done, but requires extra effort than this tutorial alone provides.

Windows Essentials Mail 2012 (re-branded Windows Live Mail) is a good client. There are some things I don't like, but it does the job. There are some added benefits as well, so try WEM (WLM) before dismissing it. Sure it takes some adjustment, but that's why human beings are the dominate species on the planet - they adapt. =:>

As Brink says, you can use what ever client that best suits your needs.
I haven't seen any added benefits but all I want is a simple email client like Outlook Express.

If I attach a photo I want the recipient to get a photo, not a link to some web page.
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03 Nov 2012   #1254
billg226

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billg226 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bill,

Windows Mail is no longer being supported by Microsoft. It's pretty much dead now.

You don't have to use Windows Live Mail. You can use any email client program you like. Windows 8 does include a "Mail" Windows Store app by default.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn, Sure wish MS had left us with OE or WM. Will Outlook 2010 work as an Email Client in Win 8?
Thanks,
Bill

Yes, I'm currently using Outlook 2010 on W8.

Can you suggest a Link or site that explains migrating from Win Mail to Outlook 2010?
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03 Nov 2012   #1255
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I send images all the time, but I don't use the cloud services, just plain old eMail. It's all how you configure and use an app.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2dawson View Post
I haven't seen any added benefits but all I want is a simple email client like Outlook Express.

If I attach a photo I want the recipient to get a photo, not a link to some web page.
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03 Nov 2012   #1256
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2dawson View Post
...If I attach a photo I want the recipient to get a photo, not a link to some web page.
WLM 2009 definitely does this and makes it easy as long as you look for the "attach" or "insert" options and avoid "Photo Email". But before giving up on the later versions (2011 or 2012) look for those attach or insert options and avoid "Photo Email". They may be hidden in there somewhere.
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03 Nov 2012   #1257
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I'm curious why OL 2010 doesn't meet your needs. I'd rather have OL than WEM/WLM, but I'm frugal.

to answer your question though, all you'd have to do is set up WEM/WLM, configure it to point at your POP/IMAP server and complete the login information (user name and password).

there really isn't too much difference in setting up eMail clients - all require the same information
mail server
your login & pw
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specific port info (usualy standard too, but some are unique)
465, 995
SSL or non-SSL
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Not rocket science, but you have to use the numbers and names provided by your service provider to get it to work. If you have a working OL, you can match the info in there to the new client.

One trick: I don't let WEM/WLM automatically configure the server for me.
On the first screen when setting up the account - tick the manually configure checkbox.

If you want to test it for a while, make sure your tick "Leave msgs on the server" on the advanced tab. That way you can try another client or use OL 2010 and all the msgs will still be on the server. At some point you can make the decision to leave msgs on the server or stop leaving msgs on the server.

If you leave the msgs on the server, you can't go wrong.

eMail is one of those opinion apps "I don't like......" - "I prefer......"
They all do the same thing - get and store your mail.
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Can you suggest a Link or site that explains migrating from Win Mail to Outlook 2010?
The simple answer - you don't have to migrate, you can use both. If you only want one, then you'll have to export eMail and contacts from OL and import same into WEM/WLM.

try WEM/WLM and if you run into difficulties - ask for help.
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09 Nov 2012   #1258
Renamo3

Win7Pro(HP)(x64)
 
 
Migration WM to OL10

Can you suggest a Link or site that explains migrating from Win Mail to Outlook 2010?[/QUOTE]

That will probably be as painfull as migrating from OE6.0 to any ver. of Outlook
MS has not made migration easy especialy when you are trying to migrate address books too. Generaly it is a path with lots of potholes. You might find some help at About.com, they have a lot of usefull info relating to OE and Outlook and the migration from one mail client to another. Good luck Billg266 and please post back if you find usefull info.
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09 Nov 2012   #1259
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billg226 View Post
...Can you suggest a Link or site that explains migrating from Win Mail to Outlook 2010?
Migrate from Outlook Express or Windows (Live) Mail to Outlook - HowTo-Outlook | HowTo-Outlook
Upgrading to Outlook 2010 - HowTo-Outlook | HowTo-Outlook
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