Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Email program for Desktop?

  1. #1

    Email program for Desktop?


    I cannot use Opera because I can't get it 'verified' through my mobile/cell phone. Can somebody suggest a good email program that will open on the Desktop so that I can send attachments from my Desktop. Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Gmail.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Hi Robinpe

    You can take a look to "Thunderbird" by Mozilla
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    best ever is "IncrediMail"
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thunderbird is a good one for desktop IMO. I've used it for years.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


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


    I have used Windows Live Mail client for quite awhile and it works great.

    Get it here Windows Essentials: Other Programs - Microsoft Windows

    I also use Movie Maker and Photo Gallery from the same download.

    Jim
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Your ISP should have set up an email account on their server when you signed up for their service.
    They usually do as part of your service.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Thanks a lot guys. That gives me a lot to start with, & David, my ISP set up an acct. for me on the Mail Start screen. I also have Gmail on the Start screen. I need something like Opera that can be used on the Desktop & allow me to send primarily photo attachments. Can I have Gmail on the Start screen & another Gmail acct. on the Desktop? I want to still have my two main email accts. on the Start screen 'Mail'. I must admit I don't quite understand how the 'Set as Default' facility works, I know this must sound dumb, but there you are!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    Thanks a lot guys. That gives me a lot to start with, & David, my ISP set up an acct. for me on the Mail Start screen. I also have Gmail on the Start screen. I need something like Opera that can be used on the Desktop & allow me to send primarily photo attachments. Can I have Gmail on the Start screen & another Gmail acct. on the Desktop? I want to still have my two main email accts. on the Start screen 'Mail'. I must admit I don't quite understand how the 'Set as Default' facility works, I know this must sound dumb, but there you are!
    The new version of Opera has removed its email.
    You need to add it seperatly now.

    Download Opera Mail - Opera Software

    You can have all the email services you want.
    One will be default though.

    Click image for larger version

    In control panel choose what program you want as default.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    I clicked on your Opera link David but it keeps taking me to the same email service I already have with them so apparently I have the latest download, & it still won't let me send emails, because when I try to verify & provide my mobile/cell number to receive a SMS message with the verification number I never get an answer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Email program for Desktop?
Related Threads
Email Program in Browsers & Mail
Hello all, I have a question for all the wise ones here, what is the best email program to use besides the windows mail that is installed in windows 8.1 I really do not like it, also how do I disable that program from checking emails.
Hi. I need an email program that can be associated with gmail for my Windows 8.1 can any one help me please thanks.
How do I go about associating an email program to the snipping tool in Windows 8. When I try to send the snip via email I get the message that an email program is not associated with it. I could use a detailed description. Not as good as I used to be doing this since the stroke. I had no...
Can't get email program in Browsers & Mail
Just bought a new computer and I HATE WIN8 but they got me where it hurts because you can't even buy a computer now without it. So. How do I get an email program? I do not like Internet mail interface. I have roadrunner. The tech at the store said I could connect by Outlook but when I get...
Thunderbird Email program in Browsers & Mail
Just installed Win8 and it won't recognize Mozilla's Thunderbird Email program. Suggestions anyone....
Can anyone tell me how to associate my scanner with my emailo program so that I can send attachments? mjanec
hi looks like windows mail is going to be horrible and not install can anyone suggest a similar program and do not even bother with windows live mail its rubbish it must be able to import windows mail so any ideas let me know and yes i have followed directions to the letter no luck so i need...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook