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Windows 7: I HATE Windows Live Mail

18 May 2009   #11
SoLoR

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

no you dont need other crap... ill make screen sec.




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18 May 2009   #12
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Click the menus button beside the question mark top right hand of screen and it lets you display the menu bar with the view/tools etc.
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18 May 2009   #13
Quill

Clients: XP/Win7/ubuntu
 
 

I've had a single sign on with MS for years, gets me into everything MS including Mail. It's the one and only reason I use WLM. For everything unrelated to MS I use thunderbird
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18 May 2009   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Click the menus button beside the question mark top right hand of screen and it lets you display the menu bar with the view/tools etc.
Hi there
There's definitely something wrong with my installation

1) I tried even ensuring Menus were always displayed on Explorer folder options on Control panel

2) the menu to the LEFT of the Question mark just shows following options in the Layout section

Folder Pane
Message Header (mail)

I don't see any Reading Pane or Message list (your ist 2 options).

Could be my whole 7127 system is "hosed".

Cheers
jimbo
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18 May 2009   #15
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Here is what my one looks like when I click the menu button.

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18 May 2009   #16
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I get the same options as davehc and jfar in wlm and I am really comfortable with it. You only have to sign in the once and that is it. It's also very handy for the other live services that I use, eg messenger and games for windows live, because it retains the password for them also.

Sorry about the problems your having jimbo but they are exactly that, problems.

I don't like using any of the office related stuff because it always wants processes to be running even when you don't. It's also in the nero, itunes, apple, adobe etc etc category ,which I place firmly in the bloatware section.

Hope you sort it soon mate.
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18 May 2009   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

Finally got it to work -- needed a complete W7 re-install from a different ISO (build 7127).

I had a bit of a "Dog" getting messages from Outlook ===> Windows Live Mail since there's no direct import.

However I managed to logon to windows XP, import into Outlook express,
change the store to an acessible folder (on a shared drive) and then import the messages from Outlook express to Windows live.

Obviously MS don't want people to go from Outlook ==> Windows live mail directly.

Might give it another go -- I'm building a "Non Bloat" W7 system for the laptop -- only using bits of Office for example that I use such as EXCEL, Word, and Powerpoint and minimal apps.

cheers
jimbo
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18 May 2009   #18
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

This I am not sure on, Jimbo, but I believe if you open your account in Windows Live Mail, (Tools - Accounts and click your default account) you are given the option to import. That I have. You can then browse to your Outlook folder and import the whole shebang. I cannot test this as I do not have Outlook installed.
I have also read, absurd as it is, that if you have Outlook installed, then the option in File -Import- Messages etc, automatically offers the option to import Outlook messages and accounts. ??
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18 May 2009   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi dave

It worked fine but there's no option to import from Outlook -- it only gives you the options MS OE 6, Windows Live Mail and Windows mail

1) You need Outlook 2007 and XP to be running on the SAME box.

2) before you start backup your Outlook 2007 folder files with the MS backup tool pfbackup.exe

3) Start Outlook express with no messages in the inbox - I just had to create email accounts with same settings as outlook 2007.

4) Import Outlook messages into OE -- no problem at all since it will use the profile you installed outlook 2007 on the XP box.

5) now you can change in (OE) the store location of your folder files

6) Boot into W7 and import OE into Windows live. You'll get a prompt for the OE store (that's why you need to do step 5 to change it to an acessible folder on a shared drive when you boot into W7).

You'll see your emails in the Imported folder under storage folders in Windows Live mail.
You can move and re-arrange.

Job done Q.E.D

(Note there's ONE proviso here that I haven't tested -- on the W7 box I've done the IMPORT BEFORE installing Office 2007 so because there's no outlook 2007 on my W7 box then perhaps it won't show in the menu. However it still gave entries for import from Outlook Express etc which doesn't exist in W7. I also didn't have Windows Live installed on XP).

Step 2 isn't really necessary but I always believe in taking enough backups before messing around with stuff like this and losing a load of emails is for me NOT an option.

Cheers
jimbo
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18 May 2009   #20
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Anyway. Seems like you finally got there! So what is the verdict?
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