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  1. #11


    Posts : 13
    Windows OS 8.1


    Update to the Update...
    Well I guess I talked too soon, seems that Skype has taken over the messenger app, and since I am against Skype I will not be using that app, very disappointed though I did like the layout of the app.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Live Mail is great. But as noted above, it's last version is 2012.

    I migrated my Live Mail from my Windows 7 machine but didn't use the import export. As paulsalter points out, it's easier to just copy the folders over. The import/export process just creates unnecessary sub folders.

    Although you may already be past the import steps, here's a video to move stuff from an old Live Mail installation to a new one.



    In case you are worried about Live Mail not being supported in the future, here's the video to move Live Mail stuff to the Windows 8 Mail app.



    Since it will probably be around for awhile (remember Outlook Express?), you may want to reconsider the built-in mail app. It's been improved quite a bit. It's doesn't have all the features of Live Mail, but it has most everything you need for a personal account.

    Here's a video on the updated features that make it more viable as a daily use mail app. And even this video is about a year old, so it's gotten even better.

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  3. #13


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Oops, forgot to answer your question about turning Mail off.

    When you are in the Mail App, go to the Charms bar and click on Settings. Choose Accounts. Then click on the account name that you setup. You should see the options below. Just change it to manual and you should be good.

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  4. #14


    I am a bit frustrated with email. I do a lot of email too and spend hours doing it for my music group. craft groups and nature club. I use Thunderbird. It is easy for me to organize and use. Last year it has begun to slow down and I get messages, "not responding." I have Windows 8.1. I have visited all the forums and applied all the fixes they recommend but it still gives me this problem.

    I think I would like to try another email program. I see the recommendations of Live Mail. Live mail looks blah blah on my computer and is hard for me to use..at least I think it is. When I click a link on the web to send an email live mail comes up and it's what I see.

    Any advice would be appreciated for any other type of email program recommended to me. I think I should give up thunderbird now.

    Thanks.
    Sue
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  5. #15


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


    Any advice would be appreciated for any other type of email program recommended to me.
    https://www.gmail.com/intl/en/mail/help/about.html
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  6. #16


    Worth a try, and thanks kind Sir.

    Sue
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  7. #17


    Oh that is online. I mean a program on my computer.
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  8. #18


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


    Quote Originally Posted by aprilwine View Post
    Worth a try, and thanks kind Sir.

    Sue
    I've used Gmail for many years.
    Works good.
    I keep a tab open to my inbox so I get to see the latest mail---

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  9. #19


    Thanks again, David. I have to think about this really. It's new for me to not have an email program in my computer. When I got my first computer I used outlook express and it was nice and easy. Then I had trouble and went to thunderbird which sort of looks the same. I know in my mind you are prolly right but I need to take some time to think about it. Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aprilwine View Post
    Worth a try, and thanks kind Sir.

    Sue
    I've used Gmail for many years.
    Works good.
    I keep a tab open to my inbox so I get to see the latest mail---

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by aprilwine View Post
    Oh that is online. I mean a program on my computer.
    I have used eMclient for a couple of years now .. it serves my purposes very well. There is a free version - which is what I use

    eM Client | Best Email Client for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
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