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Windows 7: who wants mail back in win7

08 Aug 2009   #51
Night Hawk

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

When I tried importing email from the old ISP's inbox WLM made that the default client when logged in online not through WM there. That was the annoyance of trying that out.

Apparently it sees each alias you have as a separate account explaining multiple inboxes. But you also have to remember it's an updated version of "Hotmail" which always did have a bad track record to start with.

The only two reasons I use it here is one for the messenger as well as not seeing any spam mail except for MS items that come in maybe once a month. When checking up on the old ISP's inbox try well over 100 spam mails! The report spam option is worthless! so you know why I had to go with an alternate.

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08 Aug 2009   #52

Vista Ultimate x32

No, I use Outlook and having WM in Vista is redundant. I do like the suggestion of having WM as a Live download for those who want it.
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08 Aug 2009   #53

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

I use Outlook 07 as my client with several different gmail and MS live mail accounts (using a MS plug in for outlook called "Outlook Connector" for the latter). Generally it all works great. Lets me easily send from whatever account I want and all the different Gmail accounts feed into one main inbox. Gmail gives massive amounts of storage for each account and keeps a backup of everything online and has pretty decent spam filters. The whole setup works well for me, so I'm not especially tempted to play around with other providers and methods. I generally find Outlook to be very powerful but the interface is a bit awkward and doesn't always easily let me do exactly what I want to do, for example, permanently setting a custom font size in the reading pane. But that's a fairly minor issue.

Will be interesting to see whether Outlook 2010 is improved or made worse. I had an invitation to the Office 2010 Technical Preview but when I tried to sign up it didn't work.
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08 Aug 2009   #54
Night Hawk

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

You may want to look over the main blog page on Office 2010 seen at Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog The next to newest blog seen goes into importing Hotmail accounts.
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11 Mar 2010   #55

XP/Vista 32 bit/Win 7 hp 64 bit

Yes, I would like Windows Mail back in Win 7.

But I get the impression that the pop3 comms technology is not favoured by the industry?

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