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Windows 7: computer based email programs

18 Aug 2010   #11
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anon125 View Post
... can i copy over the mail from outlook express 6?
No. Import them like this:
https://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-...tml#post907679


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20 Aug 2010   #12
anon125

 
 

thanks
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25 Aug 2010   #13
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

After updating Fox Mail & not liking what happened, it turned chinese on me & wouldn't change back to english, I've now got Thunderbird up & running.

Liking it a lot better than Fox Mail. The only drawback was losing my mail which for me is not that big of a deal.

Fox Mail also does not get into the registry so that windows can set it as a default mail program which was another reason to dump iot.
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25 Aug 2010   #14
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've always thought how ridiculous it is to use to use all these extraneous systems, with Windows7, when there are perfectly good applications that are designed for use with the system, no wonder you're always complaining about the oddball applications.

The perfect combination is IE8, and Windows Live Mail. all completly compatible.
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25 Aug 2010   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
I've always thought how ridiculous it is to use to use all these extraneous systems, with Windows7, when there are perfectly good applications that are designed for use with the system, no wonder you're always complaining about the oddball applications.

The perfect combination is IE8, and Windows Live Mail. all completly compatible.
I would like to second that. Both work perfectly well. What more can you possibly want?
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26 Aug 2010   #16
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
1) Both work perfectly well.
2) What more can you possibly want?
1) Agree. Both do work perfectly well (after you get used to them).
2) Outlook Express with the speed of IE6 on Win 98!
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26 Aug 2010   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have an old HP laptop with Win98, OE and IE6. Just for fun I connected it to my router with 16 meg download speed and compared the speed with my Win 7, Win Live Mail and IE8.
My new Win7 set is at least twice as fast if not more.
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26 Aug 2010   #18
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I have an old HP laptop with Win98, OE and IE6. Just for fun I connected it to my router with 16 meg download speed and compared the speed with my Win 7, Win Live Mail and IE8.
My new Win7 set is at least twice as fast if not more.
Of course it is. It's the improved hardware. The older software is much more efficient (less bloated) so it was able to work on a computer with a 133 MHz original Pentium processor and was a speed demon at 450 MHz.
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03 Sep 2010   #19
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
I've always thought how ridiculous it is to use to use all these extraneous systems, with Windows7, when there are perfectly good applications that are designed for use with the system, no wonder you're always complaining about the oddball applications.

The perfect combination is IE8, and Windows Live Mail. all completly compatible.
I generally agree with you. I got rid of Zone Alarm and Avast Free and switched to the built in firewall and MSE instead and have been much happier. I also uninstalled ScreenHunter and much prefer the new built in Snipping Tool.

But when it comes to email, I'm still mourning the loss of Outlook Express... and Windows Live Mail is not an appropriate substitute for me. Unless someone can tell me how to use it effectively with six email accounts. The account issue makes Live Mail a no-go for me.

I was very upset to find Outlook Express no longer included when I got my Windows 7 computer. After playing around with WLM, I ended up installing Thunderbird. It generally works fine, but occasionally gives me server errors when I attempt to get my mail, even though the settings are correct. I never had/have those errors with Outlook Express.

I installed Postbox Express last night hoping to avoid that problem. I like it a bit better than Thunderbird, but I am still getting those errors.

I was considering Foxmail, but read something about a possible security issue. The search continues.

I opened Outlook Express on my notebook a few minutes ago just to double check the account settings... oh how I miss it's clean interface, easy to set up rules and flawless performance.

Does anyone with many email accounts find Windows Live Mail acceptable? Is there a trick to setting it up that I'm missing?
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04 Sep 2010   #20
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have two accounts setup on Windows Live Mail and each has separate folders. Also has Quick View which will let you see ALL unread e-mails from all accounts. Just setup an account for each e-mail address. I do not login to "Windows Live" but use Windows Live Mail as a stand alone client.

Jim
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