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Windows 7: Windows 7 and mail

16 Oct 2009   #1
Howard Kaikow

Vista
 
 
Windows 7 and mail

Tonight, I realized that I have not been paying attention.

I saw an item in a newspaper that indicated that Windows 7 does not include an email program.

Are there advantages to using Windows Live Essentials rather than, say, Thunderbird, or some other 3rd party email program?

Disadvantages?


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16 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I use Thunderbird. But Windows Live Mail is alright too.

Windows Live Mail will probably be the best choice if you're going to use it with a Windows Live account.
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16 Oct 2009   #3
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

It's up to you.
I prefer more Windows Live Mail than eg. Thunderbird or other email client.
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16 Oct 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Me? I just use Gmail to collect all the mail from my other accounts, including Live. One inbox with each account given its own label. I no longer have to backup or restore my mail when I do every ~30 day re-installations. One less application for me to install. This is also why I now use Meebo.com for my IM client.
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16 Oct 2009   #5
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I put Windows Live Mail on my wife's machine because it was moving from XP (Outlook Express) and I wanted a program that would (1) transfer her accounts and settings; (2) look somewhat like OE; and (3) have a good junk mail filter.

When I put Windows Live Mail on her XP system, it automagically transferred OE over - everything but the account passwords. I then saved it to offline storage (via KLS Mail Backup - Freeware Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Firefox backup) and upgraded her system to Windows 7 RC. I put Windows Live Mail on it, let it set up, and then did a restore of the saved Windows Live Mail folders. Taa da! Re-insert the passwords and go.
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17 Oct 2009   #6
Howard Kaikow

Vista
 
 

According to the thing I read, Windows 7 does not have Windows Mail.
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17 Oct 2009   #7
Cookieman

Windows 7/Linux
 
 

You are right, windows does not come with an email client. The above mentioned software is all thrid party software what other users have suggested for you as an alternative. Windows live mail seems to be the first choice for most users. However you can also install windows mail which was part of vista if you have access to the files needed. More information on this can be found in the tutorials here..... How to Reinstate Windows Mail on Windows 7
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17 Oct 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Personally I prefer Live Mail over Mail, mainly because I use RSS feeds and newsgroups.
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17 Oct 2009   #9
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Personally I prefer Live Mail over Mail, mainly because I use RSS feeds and newsgroups.
Yes I also use Windows Live Mail but I don't use it for RSS feeds - why? It's simple did you noticed after start WLM your CPU usage (in my case it was ~50% CPU time, during few minutes after start WLM).

For RSS feeds I use another handy software FeedDeamon.
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17 Oct 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yes of course the cpu usage would go up because its updating your rss feeds!
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