Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums missing

  1. #1

    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64 missing

    As you can see by the attachment is missing so I cannot make it my email client.
    I downloaded Win Essentials to use Windows Live Mail as the email client for now.
    I use as my Hotmail account. Why is not in this list?
    Could it be that I have to use a MS account and synchronize my mail or something like that?
    Thank you

    P.S. I tried to upload the default program page but it said it was an invalid file, sorry.
    Please see; Control panel>Default programs and click the top which displays the programs you can make default. is missing -how do I get it in the list?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    No attachment visible in your post. is a website, not an email client.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 & W10 Tech Priview

    I'm not sure I understand your problem, but let's see if this helps... is not a program, it is a email service hosted by Microsoft.

    Using Windows Live Mail, your need to setup an account for the email service. You can also make accounts for your other email addresses.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    What is Outlook?

    What is the difference between the Outlook desktop application and the email service?

    The Outlook desktop application—for PCs and Macs—is the world’s most popular application for reading email, managing a calendar, and connecting to people. The Outlook desktop application works with both your personal email and your work email. is a preview of a modern cloud email that provides free email for personal use. You can use with the Outlook desktop application, via the web at, or via other email apps that support Exchange ActiveSync or POP3.

    **First, I said in my post that I could not upload an attachment as it said it was an invalid file.

    I was referring to the default program page in Win 8 where you can make a program your default.
    My problem is that I am trying to create an email client using I read that it can be done by going to that page and doing so. I do not see it listed on that page.
    Am I to use the Windows live mail to set up as the client?
    Both of them are currently working for me. WLM is my email client only because a I cannot make the client. I have an account which I regularly use - it was formerly my Hotmail account.
    They are gradually moving to the cloud and went from to I have) to, coming.
    How do I get on the default page so I can make it my email client. I read it was supposed to be possible and preferable?

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