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Windows Live Mail v Outlook Express

  1. #1


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    Windows Live Mail v Outlook Express


    I am using Windows live Mail on a Windows 8 Laptop.
    I have 6 email accounts that I use regularly.

    In Windows Live Mail each account has it’s own entry complete with ‘Inbox’, ‘Drafts’, ‘Sent Items’, ‘Junk’ and ‘Deleted items’ folders.
    There is also a Windows Live Mail ‘Outbox’, ‘Drafts’, ‘Sent items’, ‘Deleted items’ plus Storage folders including ‘Drafts’, ‘Sent items’ and ‘Deleted items’....These storage folders appear to be redundant as nothing is ever sent to them or saved in them.
    Below the storage folder there is the ‘Imported’ folder which includes ‘Local’ folders, ‘Drafts’, ‘Mail’ etc. which were imported from my old Email Client, Outlook Express.

    When I use any of my 6 email accounts, messages are dropped into there own individual ‘Inbox’ and ‘Sent items’ folder relevant to the email account being used.
    This means I have to check each of the 6 separate email accounts to get my mail.

    Prior to using Windows 8 I used Outlook Express which had just one ‘Inbox’, ‘Sent items’ folder etc. which was used by all 6 of my email accounts.

    Is there any way to set up Windows Live Mail like Outlook Express....with just one ‘Inbox’, ‘Outbox’ etc. for all my email accounts.

    Thanks

    Jan

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    Not that I know of. Windows Live Mail is the "new and improved" replacement for Outlook Express.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for your response Fireberd...
    Seems to me to be a backward step rather than an 'improvement'.
    Why do I need six 'Inboxes', 'Outboxes' etc. when one can do the job adequately...as it did in OE.
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    I found this on the 7 forum...it should get you sorted. Start with post #3 and then click link and follow instructions.

    Solved All new emails into the same inbox? - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Windows Live Mail - Turn Quick Views On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #5


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I found this on the 7 forum...it should get you sorted. Start with post #3 and then click link and follow instructions.

    Solved All new emails into the same inbox? - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Windows Live Mail - Turn Quick Views On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Thank you very much...this has solved my problem. Wish I could still have the simplicity of Outlook Express though.

    Regards

    Jan
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