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    Thanks for the response. I have purchased Outlook and Office before, but Windows 8 does not support it. I am finding out how limited and poor the People and new Outlook are. I see no function for creating new folders in the mail view, no function for building address books, etc. So, I either need to purchase the 2013 version of Outlook and Office ($209), load my old version and hope it works or find an alternative. I will look into your recommendations. You know, when you buy a laptop for $650, you don'tr expect to have to drop another couple hundred bucks to get it to actually function. No wonder people love Apple.

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  2. #12

    Sisley there's something very screwy here. I had XP & Outlook Express on my old laptop. I transferred Contacts, Documents, Music, Photos (but not my Address book) over to my new notebook with Win8. I didn't have to buy any new Office to open a new Outlook email service. In fact I have a free OpenOffice for my word processing needs. It's true on 2 other threads we haven't figured out a way to transfer our email Contacts over to People. But please try what I suggested in a prior post: Open the People app then the Charmsbar, select Settings, Accounts, Add an account, select Outlook, & then fill in your existing email address & the password that you used to open your previous email acct.. It will then ask for Domain, etc. See how far you get. Windows 8 must support Outlook, otherwise it wouldn't be on the list of email companies. If it doesn't work then I don't know what to suggest.
    As an alternative to above: open the Mail app & do the same thing as you do with the People app, that even has an 'Other' listed for an email acct.
    Last edited by robinpe; 20 Mar 2013 at 04:06.
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  3. #13

    Part of the problem is naming. In the old Windows, there was a big difference in Outlook Express and Outlook. To complicate things further, MS has changed their HotMail email service to what you get with Windows 8 is a email program called Outlook....not the great contact organizer/email address book program called Outlook. To get that, I have to buy the new 2013 version of Outlook. Also, since this new laptop doesn't come loaded with MS Office, I now have to buy that too. Once again, this is why people hate Microsoft....when you buy a product loaded with MS software, they shouldn't be trial versions. Total B.S.
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  4. #14

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    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT

    Quote Originally Posted by sisley View Post what you get with Windows 8 is a email program called Outlook....
    You keep calling the Mail app Outlook. It is not Outlook -- it's Mail. Mail is a different program entirely -- very basic with lots of issues. Not many of us care for it. Office and Outlook have always been an addition purchase, but Windows 8 will install and run earlier versions if you have one.
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