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POP3 confusion

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    POP3 confusion


    After reading dozens of posts concerning Windows 8 and the Mail program included, I would like (if possible) a definitive answer to the following questions:

    If I download and install Windows Essentials 2012, will I then be able to both send and receive my email via a POP3 provider (Verizon) without any problems?

    Will the installation trash my Windows 8 installation (as some have reported)?

    I would greatly appreciated your help on this matter as changing email providers is not an option.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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  2. #2


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    I know the Windows Essentials email program supports POP3 directly for Windows 7. I downloaded it, installed it, and tried it on Windows 7. I haven't tried it on Windows 8, but I would expect that it does. I haven't heard of Windows Essentials trashing an installation.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    will I then be able to both send and receive my email via a POP3 provider (Verizon) without any problems?
    I am using Windows Live Mail which included in Windows Essentials 2012 without any problem using POP3.

    Will the installation trash my Windows 8 installation (as some have reported)?
    Not that I know of. My Windows 8 is completely healthy
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  4. #4


    Windows live mail works fine on W8. I installed Winmail from Vista and am using that. I've used it for years and see no reason to change.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks to all who replied. I have installed Essentials 2012 and the mail function works perfectly. Thanks again.

    Bob
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    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    just for an fyi, wlm 2012 has a bug in group contacts
    You can make them just fine but you cannot send a group contact list
    this works fine in wlm 2011 and if you really need to send a groupl contact list you can uninstall it and go back to 2011 it is still available, I am working with Micrososft to figure out what the problem is, but they are still stratching their heads too but they are working on it
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the 'heads up' on the Group Contact issue. I don't think it will bother me but I will keep it in mind.

    Bob
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