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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2011 Privacy Issue

02 Jan 2011   #21
Windows7UserAsk

 
 

What I'm trying to say is:

1) When you use email clients like thunderbird or outlook, say you have a gmail account, then those clients usually coordinate with that gmail account and stores a copy of the emails on your computer aswell as on the gmail server,

2) however I'm worried that by using that gmail account in WLM 2011, a copy of all my emails on that gmail account (server) may be stored on an MS server? Is that possible, and all the complaints I hear about WLM Web-Based?

For example in Windows Live Mail versus Windows Mail How-To Geek Forums

it says:

First point: Windows Live Mail has been made tolook like a desktop mail program, but it isn't one.


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02 Jan 2011   #22
kristalsoldier

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7UserAsk View Post
First point: Windows Live Mail has been made tolook like a desktop mail program, but it isn't one.
Yes, the online Hotmail somewhat resembles the desktop client.
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02 Jan 2011   #23
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote:
1) When you use email clients like thunderbird or outlook, say you have a gmail account, then those clients usually coordinate with that gmail account and stores a copy of the emails on your computer aswell as on the gmail server,
Yes when you choose the option to leave on server after downloading.

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2) however I'm worried that by using that gmail account in WLM 2011, a copy of all my emails on that gmail account (server) may be stored on an MS server? Is that possible, and all the complaints I hear about WLM Web-Based?
If you are using windows live mail 2011 no it won't. WLM 2011 is a stand alone programme on your computer it is not web based
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02 Jan 2011   #24
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7UserAsk View Post
What I'm trying to say is:

1) When you use email clients like thunderbird or outlook, say you have a gmail account, then those clients usually coordinate with that gmail account and stores a copy of the emails on your computer aswell as on the gmail server,

2) however I'm worried that by using that gmail account in WLM 2011, a copy of all my emails on that gmail account (server) may be stored on an MS server? Is that possible, and all the complaints I hear about WLM Web-Based?

For example in Windows Live Mail versus Windows Mail How-To Geek Forums

it says:

First point: Windows Live Mail has been made tolook like a desktop mail program, but it isn't one.
That article was written a year ago and is full of errors. Windows Live Mail has two components.
1) The client program you download from Windows Live Essentials and can have multiple mail accounts and stores everything on your PC.
2) There is also a cloud component which is accessed with a Windows Live ID and requires you to sign up for the ID. After that to use it you need to sign in to the cloud component. By signing in you receive some additional features.

See this link:
Windows Live Mail Help Center - Sign In With a Windows Live ID to Use Windows Live Mail

If you do not have an ID or do not sign in then everything stays on you PC and nothing is sent to MS.

Jim
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02 Jan 2011   #25
Windows7UserAsk

 
 

guys by the way thanks a lot for all your help, that's a sigh, I guess I can use WLM 2011 without much worries.
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02 Jan 2011   #26
Windows7UserAsk

 
 

hold on a second guys I found this and I think this article is what caught my attention in the first place:

Cloudeight Information Avenue - Windows Live Mail

Specially about the part that says:

Microsoft will not be offering you a free personal email program with the next version of Windows. They'll be trying to convince you that Windows Live Mail is the "next generation" of personal email programs. It is not. It's a "cloud computing" application that exposes your private data, mail accounts, messages, and any personal information contained in them to much higher risks than if you stored such important information only on your own computer - such has been the case with Outlook Express and Windows Mail. Microsoft has what we call a "propaganda campaign" to make you believe that Windows Live Mail is the mail program of the future. It is not. The following then, is our opinion of Windows Live Mail and why you should be expressing your outrage at Microsoft for taking the personal email program out of Windows 7 - the next version of Windows.

.......

But never, ever, did we ever think that someday we would be writing about Microsoft in the same article as FunWebProducts, adware, spyware, and hijackers. So, today is a sad day. Microsoft, stooping to new lows, has its own bundle of garbage called "Windows Live Mail". It's adware for sure - if you use a Hotmail or MSN account it will insert ads into your outgoing mail surreptitiously - you don't see it but your recipient will. It's a home page hijacker - it will change your home page from whatever it is to MSN. It's Cloud Computing application - meaning that all your messages, user accounts - even those personal accounts your ISP gives you, passwords, and other personal information, is hanging right up there in the cloud - an accident waiting to happen. If someone with a password cracking program harvests your emails addresses it's a simple matter to crack your password and see every mail you've ever sent or every message you've saved including private confidential mail from your bank, savings institution, software companies who've sent you keys, private family messages and more.


It's one thing to have a Hotmail account and use if for certain things - but quite another to have ALL of your email addresses in one location on the Web. Your ISP accounts, your Hotmail account, your Gmail account, etc. When you put all of your eggs in one highly visible basket, you're just asking for a basketful of trouble.

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02 Jan 2011   #27
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7UserAsk View Post
hold on a second guys I found this and I think this article is what caught my attention in the first place:



Specially about the part that says:

Microsoft will not be offering you a free personal email program with the next version of Windows. They'll be trying to convince you that Windows Live Mail is the "next generation" of personal email programs. It is not. It's a "cloud computing" application that exposes your private data, mail accounts, messages, and any personal information contained in them to much higher risks than if you stored such important information only on your own computer - such has been the case with Outlook Express and Windows Mail. Microsoft has what we call a "propaganda campaign" to make you believe that Windows Live Mail is the mail program of the future. It is not. The following then, is our opinion of Windows Live Mail and why you should be expressing your outrage at Microsoft for taking the personal email program out of Windows 7 - the next version of Windows.


.......

But never, ever, did we ever think that someday we would be writing about Microsoft in the same article as FunWebProducts, adware, spyware, and hijackers. So, today is a sad day. Microsoft, stooping to new lows, has its own bundle of garbage called "Windows Live Mail". It's adware for sure - if you use a Hotmail or MSN account it will insert ads into your outgoing mail surreptitiously - you don't see it but your recipient will. It's a home page hijacker - it will change your home page from whatever it is to MSN. It's Cloud Computing application - meaning that all your messages, user accounts - even those personal accounts your ISP gives you, passwords, and other personal information, is hanging right up there in the cloud - an accident waiting to happen. If someone with a password cracking program harvests your emails addresses it's a simple matter to crack your password and see every mail you've ever sent or every message you've saved including private confidential mail from your bank, savings institution, software companies who've sent you keys, private family messages and more.


It's one thing to have a Hotmail account and use if for certain things - but quite another to have ALL of your email addresses in one location on the Web. Your ISP accounts, your Hotmail account, your Gmail account, etc. When you put all of your eggs in one highly visible basket, you're just asking for a basketful of trouble.
Please read the link phone man posted you do not have to use windows live ID to use windows live mail.You can use WLM 2011 without it. If you are that paranoid about using WLM then use another email programme there are plenty out there. I use wlm 2011 it downloads straight from my server to my pc I never have to sign in because I don't have a windows live ID
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02 Jan 2011   #28
Windows7UserAsk

 
 

sorry lol, i didn't mean to annoy you guys, i personally like wlm 2011, that's why I was asking these questions to make sure it is safe, sometimes you have private data that you just don't want other servers to use, like for example your university mail account however having a mail client makes life a lot easy, you don't have to keep logging in and logging out all the time from internet (especially when you have multiple emails), and personally i liked the look of wlm 2011 although currently I use thunderbird.
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02 Jan 2011   #29
FCUSA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello folks -

If I may make a slight turn on this subject, could use some insight.

*I have a week old laptop and configured WLM and all (from what I can tell) has been good. (this is a second machine and it appears all the e-mails have downloaded for the accounts I have configured - in comparing it to my Vista with Outlook.

*Recently (2 days ago?), there was an update (with choices - I am new at this and do not like many choices) to update to WLM 2011 which I did.

*The install was together with another install and both failed. I was told to try them separately but only one was available - which installed fine. I thought that WLM 2011 only showed failed because both failed.

*WLM2011 seemed to be fine; all the features changed etc - I can see it is different.

*Last night I received e-mails on the Vista w/ Outlook, but not delivered on WLM and as of this morning, they havestill not been delivered to WLM2011

*I just tested all the emails and all were sent and received as should be.

I am baffled.
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02 Jan 2011   #30
FCUSA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK - may have solved the mystery (or a new mystery has been created!)

I checked all the settings on the Vista Outlook (as I keep mail on the server for a limited # of days) and the accounts in question, had not been checked (which may have when I made another adjustment there and a simple coincidence).

I'll keep an eye - sure wish I figured it out last night - would have slept better

EDIT - Actually had another thought on this - if the accounts were not set to save e-mail on the server (in Outlook), why did they download again to Outlook after already downloading to WML2011 - are those type settings pertinent to the email client only?

In WLM2011, under the Accounts tab, I cannot click on the 'Properties' button - I can only right click with options to 'Add to Quick Access Toolbar' or 'Show Quick Access Toolbar Below the Ribbon'. So I am not certain how to check the account settings in WLM2011 -

Alrighty then, I have now figured that out - seemed a little complicated - I guess until you know you have to highlight the account first before looking at the properties!
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