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Windows 7: I HATE Windows Live Mail

18 May 2009   #21
segobi

PTS-Dos
 
 

I recently moved from Windows Mail to Live Mail.
Outlook 2007 was too slow for me...
I tried live mail some month ago and I didn't like it... however now i love it.
Its a lot faster. Starts up very fast - looks great and most bugs from WM are fixed.
I really recommend anyone to move to Live Mail and NO I do not have to sign into live when I start up live mail.
I guess easy transfer will also work better with live mail than with windows mail.
I hate that windows 7 will not include live mail , gallery etc. by default but I also understand their point of view - offering standalone apps that can be updated more frequently than a built-in application.


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18 May 2009   #22
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

I really like the new mail client. It was easy to setup, I imported all of my Windows mail to the new client and have two POP3 accounts setup.

I also like that the client is no longer tied to the OS, so that it can be updated and upgraded on its own cycle and not that of the OS.

PhreePhly
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18 May 2009   #23
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Anyway. Seems like you finally got there! So what is the verdict?
Hi there
seems I was a bit hasty -- although the setup instructions are not clear at all.

It seems fine at the moment -- I'll try it for a few days.

I'd like to be able to add a few things that Outlook (and OE has) like size of the email received.

This one is really STUPID. There's no "RECEIVE all" on the menu. If you turn off receive and send automatically after 30 mins the only way you can do a Manual receive is to either press F5 or do something called "SYNC" all email accounts -- why not just have a button in plain Englisgh called RECEIVE all accounts.

Cheers
jimbo
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18 May 2009   #24
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
seems I was a bit hasty -- although the setup instructions are not clear at all.

It seems fine at the moment -- I'll try it for a few days.

I'd like to be able to add a few things that Outlook (and OE has) like size of the email received.

This one is really STUPID. There's no "RECEIVE all" on the menu. If you turn off receive and send automatically after 30 mins the only way you can do a Manual receive is to either press F5 or do something called "SYNC" all email accounts -- why not just have a button in plain Englisgh called RECEIVE all accounts.

Cheers
jimbo
I think the idea of "sync" has to do with the IMAP concept, which is essentially syncing as opposed to receiving. While i use POP3, I know quite a few ISPs use IMAP.

If you right click on the column bar, you can add various things, like which account the mail is from, the size, if the mail is being watched, etc.

PhreePhly
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19 May 2009   #25
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Hi again.
If you right click the top bar in the inbox (Where it says "From - Subject etc..) and select columns, you can add other options such as the size. This was actually a frequent request from Live Beta testers, who wanted it a an option, rather than default. (Sorry M8 - I was one of "them")

There are several options in Windows live mail for different accounts. I think it was decided that Sync filled the bill better than receive and send, when checking on all items.
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11 Feb 2010   #26
ExpungedBob

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Windows Live Mail seems utterly pointless. I installed it and it seems to have a mind of it's own. I go to "Unread Mail" and it displays each email in the preview pane for a few seconds, it disappears then the next email displays and so on until it runs through all of them. I am a fast reader, but not that fast.

If it isn't doing that insanity, then it's downloading two copies of every email.

To endear itself to me even more, when I go to shut down the PC it insists on going to my email server and making sure it gets the latest email. For what? I don't know. After all, I am shutting the PC off. It hardly seems like an opportune time to start doing this, and there is no apparent way to change the setting to make it stop doing this automatically.

With the "wonders" of IMAP I now have a bunch of folders for an email sort I do not need or want, with no rhyme or reason to the order and no apparent way to change what Microsoft has decided is best for me. I can't even change a setting to hide the mess from view, automatically.

Long story short I have had enough.

Now that I am a permanent fan of never using Windows Live Mail, my solution is to use Windows Mail, (the "dead" kind?) It works just fine, needed no improvements and was easy to use.

I successfully installed the 32 bit version of Windows Mail (no "Live") transplanted from Vista 32 bit, on another PC running a 32 bit version of Windows 7. It works great.

I was unsuccessful installing a 64 bit(?) version of Windows Mail (no "Live") from Vista 64 bit on my PC running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

I've had it with Windows Live Mail. Please don't tell me how to fix it. You never get another chance to make a good first impression. You'd think Microsoft would have learned that with Vista. Guess not.... eh?

Just tell me how to get Windows Mail working on my Windows 7 64 bit PC.
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12 Feb 2010   #27
mainenotarynet

Win7Pro(64)[desktop] | Vista32[Laptop] | win7Pro(32)[netbook]
 
 

@Expungedbob;

I have successfully gotten Vista 32 to work in Pro64 - I cant find the PM here so if you'd like the folder click on the online chat and I will send it to you.
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14 Jun 2010   #28
Vector90Ash

Win7 (7600) Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

I also hate Windows Live Mail.
I have always used Outlook Express (don't like Outlook) and never had any problems.
Send'n'Receive, save/delete/filter, etc. I had evolved my own effective junk/spam filters and blacklists.
Now, I'm finding that many of the emails I sent have not arrived at the intended recipient, and many emails which had been sent to me, have not arrived either.
Also, emails which had been time-critical, have taken several days to arrive, whereas with Outlook Express, stuff went straightaway and I knew the recipient would get it.
I prefer to keep family pop3 emails, and friends Hotmail emails completely seperate, not lump them all together visibly on the same page, as happens if you add all accounts to Live Mail.
I don't like the fact that after I've read emails in Live Mail, the messages stay on the server.
(I checked my mail yesterday on XP netbook, thru Outlook Express, and I had 57 emails which I'd already received thru Live Mail, on my Win7 PC!).
I don't like the idea of MS dictating which of my mails are junk - you never know what's been blocked.
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14 Jun 2010   #29
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I've used Windows Live Mail for quite awhile now and it seems to do the job fine for me, I'm curious as to what email servers others are using that they have problems with. I use WLM to access my Hotmail account and it works great. I wonder if it could be that WLM doesn't play well with other email servers?
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14 Jun 2010   #30
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've used it with Hotmail and Gmail and they both work fine in WLM. You just have to spend a few minutes to figure it out. Afterwards, it should be ok.
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