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Windows 7: who wants mail back in win7

07 Aug 2009   #41
Cyrus Rex

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Either way, there's no resonable idea in ruin an allmost smashing Windows 7 with "netscape lookalike" faded third party tools just to please EU, if someone want's to spoil the fun, it's they're choise, as well as mine, not to.

So if possible i'll keep Windows Mail doing it's job on my rig, takes some fiddling, well if that is all, i'm happy.

And EU does'nt tell Porsche to offer the car with alternative engines, from ie. Audi, BMW or Mercedes, why force Microsoft to, that's against all logic!


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07 Aug 2009   #42
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Mail in Win7

Personally I like Outlook 2007 which I purchased in office standard 2007 or you can purchase separately.

If free is the requirement then I also use Thunderbird. It has all the functions that I want including calendars and personal folders. It has worked flawlessly for me during my testing and I use it to monitor other email addresses that I don't use on a daily basis. It will also administer multiple email accounts /providers and combine or keep separate the mail from each depending on your configuration/needs.

I'm not really a big proponent of live services (it makes you dependent on the provider to continue to provide said service as well as being at their mercy if they choose to charge or increase the costs to benefit their bottom line). Prefer to keep my info close to home and maintain it myself. This is of course a personal choice that each person needs to make for themselves, each has its benefits and its problems so you need to weight the benefits verses the negatives and decide what works for you.
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07 Aug 2009   #43
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Since we're digging up old threads at this point I've simply moved away from the WM for the WLM option as well as other online methods since trying to import mail from new accounts with the new ISP doesn't work.

The old ISP had an assigned user name and password there that you simply entered in when setting OE or WM up. With the new one that's strictly one you set up online to begin with. But just like the old one using WM you get spam mail incoming without even using it!

Simple solution? Use online spam free clients!
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08 Aug 2009   #44
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

The strange thing is, there it is sitting in Program Files/Program Files (x86) too (on x64) - inactive.

I did the hack published elsewhere here and now have Windows Mail back which I much prefer to Windows Live Mail. The latter would be fine if it didn't make a separate batch of folders for each email address. When you have 10 like me, that becomes a chore, scrolling up and down the page just to see which folders need attention.
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08 Aug 2009   #45
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The only way you see individual folders for each contact is when selecting that option in the mail setting while logged into the account at live.com. The email from all contacts arrives in one main inbox here. Plus I see notifications for those when the live messenger is in use.
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08 Aug 2009   #46
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I don't even use live.com so why would I have to do that? I'm talking about the way Windows Live Mail sets itself up on your computer when it involves multiple email addresses.
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08 Aug 2009   #47
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That sound like you are trying it with multiple aliases not simply having multiple contacts with a single address.
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08 Aug 2009   #48
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I'm talking about my own personal email addresses, all 10 of them, nothing to do with contacts. With any other email client there is a common inbox for all of them. With Windows Live Mail there is a complete set of folders for each one by default.
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08 Aug 2009   #49
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's I thought you were talking about there. Each folder represents a separate Live account while WM previously OE allowed for different aliases being based on a local account on the system while WLM is web based.
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08 Aug 2009   #50
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Except they are my ISP accounts, not Live accounts...anyway, I don't like that sorry so I will never use WLM if I can avoid it.

I would use it only as a newsgroup reader if I didn't have WM.
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