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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2011 Privacy Issue

02 Jan 2011   #31
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7UserAsk View Post
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.
Give WLM a go it works. Just don't use windows live ID and you will be fine. Sometines we can read to much.


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02 Jan 2011   #32
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Give WLM a go it works. Just don't use windows live ID and you will be fine. Sometines we can read to much.
You would be fine if you even connect it to your Live account. The desktop client does not move anything onto any server but the server the account is associated with. A Gmail account would be on Goggle's servers, Yahoo Mail on Yahoo server, Hotmail on Microsoft servers. It does not do anything unexpected or anything that would compromise privacy.

To make it clear. The desktop client does not move anything to any server but the original server the email came from. Regardless if you link it with your Windows Live ID.
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02 Jan 2011   #33
Phone Man

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

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:

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.

This is an old article and he is WRONG. Don't know what he was smoking but he does not understand Windows Live Mail. As I stated before there is a Cloud Component but requires you to login to use it. I have not looked at setting up the cloud component as I don't need it so don't know exactly what is involved and how it functions.

Jim
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02 Jan 2011   #34
Phone Man

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

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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!
First you have to click on the Account you want and then the Properties button will work, or you can right click on the Account you want and select properties. If that account is setup as a POP3 account then under the Advanced tab there is an option to leave a copy on the server.

Jim
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02 Jan 2011   #35
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Give WLM a go it works. Just don't use windows live ID and you will be fine. Sometines we can read to much.
...The desktop client does not move anything to any server but the original server the email came from. Regardless if you link it with your Windows Live ID.
Except that if you "sign-in" you will be using your "signed-in" contact list which is duplicated at the contacts.live.com website.
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