I've installed a new operating system on an older computer and plan to give it to a person running XP and still using Outlook Express. Since Outlook Express is gone, I need to find a replacement, and I gather Windows Live Mail is the current equivalent from MS? I use Thunderbird, so not familiar with this application, but expect this person will want to use MS only.
I think I have the transfer from Outlook Express figured out. I plan to just copy the .DBX e-mail files from the XP computer, and then ask Windows Live Mail to import them. Sound OK?
The other complication is that his internet service provider has stopped hosting their own e-mail accounts and somehow redirected them to Outlook.com accounts? He keeps his current e-mail address, but accesses his mail through Outlook.com... Seems strange, and cheap on the part of the service provider, but it is what it is. I gather I should be able to just add this account to Windows Live Mail using the e-mail address and password?
If I do this when you sign into the Outlook.com account using Windows Live Mail, does it actually download the e-mails from the Outlook.com server? And, delete the server copy?
Sorry for all the questions, but I have not kept up to all the changes MS has made to the way e-mail is handled, and I have to admit that is why I got tired of it, and switched to Thunderbird. Thunderbird has some issues too, so I would not want to force it on someone who didn't want it.
Thanks for any help you can provide.