With Gmail I would need to change my address so I really don't want that one.
I don't know about windows live mail but when something comes up when I try to send a mail when I am online a big blue box comes up and it's hard to navigate. I wish it wasn't so. Years ago when I clicked on a "mail to" spot it came up in my regular mail.
The other mail program mentioned is new to me. It doesn't seem too well known.
I have offered help.
And you are helpful, David....please don't give up on me. I apologize for being a block head. I really don't want to create a new address because I am a senior with way too many contacts who would lose me because they are blockheads too.
I just answered some more email and when I deleted my mail stupid thunderbird froze up again. My husband suggested I try outlook express again but it costs over a hundred bucks now. When I began playing on the computer, it was free....sheesh.
I don't know how or where to go to get a good email program to use. Sorry for making my frustrating problem frustrating for you....but it is what us old gals are good at, haha!
....I am beginning to think we should not be allowed behind the wheel of a car driving and we shouldn't be allowed on the computer too. We should stay home and knit. Oh that would bore me to death
I was away for the most of the day since making my posts. I was supposed to be concentrating on what I was doing but I thought about getting an email program all afternoon. I don't want to knit and don't like scaring people.
If I remember correctly WLM uses POP rather than IMAP that the Modern Mail app uses, which to me is a much more sophisticated technology giving users more options.
Pros and cons as stated in this article: Post Office Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Email clients use it for cost savings on server space and maintenance.◾POP is a much simpler protocol, making implementation easier.
Can someone report on whether this option remains in WLM or other programs? I think it is, but don't remember.◾POP mail moves the message from the email server onto your local computer, although there is usually an option to leave the messages on the email server as well.
If no option of keeping a copy on a server, this is quite important if something happens to a system whereas there's loss of data, unless one backs up their email folder. Then why should we, if there's a copy on the server.◾IMAP defaults to leaving the message on the email server, simply downloading a local copy.
I think this depends on the version of POP.◾POP treats the mailbox as one store, and has no concept of folders
This means a much better searching system. e.g. By date, a word or number (whether in the header or body), folders, flags, etc. Here's a snip in the advanced search in Outlook.com.◾An IMAP client performs complex queries, asking the server for headers, or the bodies of specified messages, or to search for messages meeting certain criteria. Messages in the mail repository can be marked with various status flags (e.g. "deleted" or "answered") and they stay in the repository until explicitly removed by the user --which may not be until a later session. In short: IMAP is designed to permit manipulation of remote mailboxes as if they were local. Depending on the IMAP client implementation and the mail architecture desired by the system manager, the user may save messages directly on the client machine, or save them on the server, or be given the choice of doing either.
This means a company or organizations can have an account where multiple users can access it simultaneously.◾The POP protocol requires the currently connected client to be the only client connected to the mailbox. In contrast, the IMAP protocol specifically allows simultaneous access by multiple clients and provides mechanisms for clients to detect changes made to the mailbox by other, concurrently connected, clients.
This means I get to see the body before attachments are downloaded which is another safety feature.◾When POP retrieves a message, it receives all parts of it, whereas the IMAP4 protocol allows clients to retrieve any of the individual MIME parts separately - for example retrieving the plain text without retrieving attached files.
So therefore whatever device I use for that account it shows the current state of any email.◾IMAP supports flags on the server to keep track of message state: for example, whether or not the message has been read, replied to, or deleted.
Bottom line is that I'm here to state as a fact and not opinion that the Modern Email app included is indeed better in many ways. Also as with other MS apps, it's just a matter of time it will be pulled from the lineup.
To be fair, here is some more facts about IMAP's pros and cons.
Internet Message Access Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not saying the Modern app is perfect, but personally I never had a problem with it.
WLM Win 8.1 Emptying all folders