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windows essentials 2012 mail is great

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    Palm Coast FLorida
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    windows essentials 2012 mail is great


    Got tired of the start screen email app real quick, went out and downloaded windows essential pack which includes mail.

    Program is a work of art, added all my accounts with just a couple of clicks, personal imap accounts, microsoft accounts and even my yahoo pop account (needs to be yahoo mail plus account, which i have for like $20 a year).

    Each account has its own set of folders and each account can be given a color, the ribbon menus on top are great and offer multiple options for your emails.

    Reader can be completely customized with many different views, custom column headers, etc.

    Can all this be synced to other accounts, and devices who knows, I really am not into that so for me this is the perfect email app

    get the free download here: Windows Essentials: Other Programs

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    I'll look into that once I get my laptop back to 8. Thanks for the link.
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  3. #3


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I have been using Live Mail since Windows 7 came out in 2009. I like the Calender Pane under View as it shows the Monthly calender and the next 5 events that I have scheduled in a small window down the right side. I also use Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.

    Jim
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    USA-Texas
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Dear tcman50,
    I recently upgraded my laptop from windows 7 sp1 home premium edition to windows pro 8 edition, and unless I'm mistaken...isn't at least PART of Windows Essentials included with windows 8 pro ?
    David
    Last edited by Davy49; 27 Nov 2012 at 16:02.
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  5. #5


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    NO, you have to download it just like in Win 7. You may be thinking of MS Security Essentials which is now called Windows Defender and IS included with Win 8.

    Jim
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  6. #6


    USA-Texas
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Dear Phone Man,
    At least with my copy of windows 8 pro, I have something that's very similar to what's shown @ this page :
    Windows Essentials: Other Programs

    Thanks,
    David

    Update: So far..all I did was this, Use other mail accounts via E-mail app
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    Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Got tired of the start screen email app real quick, went out and downloaded windows essential pack which includes mail.
    Is there a way to uninstall the email app that is on the start screen? I know I can get rid of the tile, but I mean uninstall?
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Right click the Tile and it should give you a choice at the bottom to uninstall.

    Jim
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    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    I really like Windows Live Mail and its user interface. Ultimately, though, I changed over to Mozilla Thunderbird because I wanted to directly link to my Google calendar. My understanding is that you can't directly sync the Live Mail calendar with Google calendar. You can indirectly do it by creating a Live/Hotmail account with calendar, syncing between those, then linking to the Hotmail account calendar. I don't want/need a Hotmail account.
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    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    As I stated before there is a bug in WLM 2012using group contacts. It will not send group contacts if you have a WLM account and already established group contacts or even if you do not have a WLM account. Microsoft is working on this issue so if you find this happening to you, do not think it is something you did
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