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    Windows Mail


    Have new computer with windows 8. Could anyone please tell me after I thought I had installed windows mail. How do you set it as the default. And do you have to have a Microsoft account to have an email address in windows eight? Thanks.

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    Welcome to Windows EightForums, janmor 1.

    If you are talking about the legacy desktop version of Windows Live Mail then follow this tutorial: Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

    Then if you need to associate a file type or protocol in Windows 8: Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol in Windows 8

    So far as the Windows Mail Modern/Metro Store app that comes with 8, I don't know if one needs a MS account to use it. Good question. Try opening the Mail app > Charms Bar > Settings > Accounts. See if you can set up an account, whether it be MS or other. I have an MS account and have had one for quite a while, so I really wouldn't know. It will be interesting to know if one needs one or not. This is somewhat new to me so far as MS services.
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    Thanks, After one week of trying to no avail no progress. Had winmail from vista. I think not supporting pop mail.

    Any advice on how I could use my current bigpond email address in Windows 8. Thanks

    The mail app did require me to have a Microsoft account which would not accept my email address as valid.

    Sorry if the answer should be obvious, but after it appeared I had installed "Winmail" if it was associated with a bigpond pop3 account would that be why it would not open up in windows 8

    Could anyone please answer so I can move forward with alternate ways to access my emails. ie use my child's computer until bigpond find some settings, Thanks.
    Last edited by janmor 1; 05 Sep 2013 at 02:47. Reason: forgot info
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    Windows live mail will allow you to set up a pop account and yup do not have to make a Microsoft account to use it. It will ask you if you want one but you can cancel it
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    You can get WlM by getting Windows live essentials. Prior to install you just check windows live mail and leave the rest blank
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