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  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows OS 8.1

    Email Program


    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.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Windows live mail, free from here Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials is the best.

    Anyone who says otherwise is simply wrong as it is a matter of fact not opinion
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  3. #3


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


    I use --- https://mail.google.com/

    Works good.
    I keep a tab to my inbox open all the time.
    It alerts me of new mail.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows OS 8.1


    Adamf so windows essentials is compatible with 8.1 I see that the date of windows essentials is 2012
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  5. #5


    I've used eM Client for a while now .. it suits my needs just fine.
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  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Windows Essentials is fine on 8.1, I have it myself

    Not sure if you can stop the default program from checking emails (if logged into windows with your ms id), but
    run the PC Settings app from your start screen
    go to Search and apps option on the left, then notifications from next screen
    on here you can turn off notifications from the mail app and then ignore it

    EDIT: Just been checking on mine, open the email app, then press the windows key and c to bring up the charms bar, then select settings, now select accounts and click on your email account, for the box that says download new emails, change this to manual, it will now only receive emails when you open the app
    Last edited by paulsalter; 18 Sep 2014 at 10:13.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    Windows OS 8.1


    Thanks Paul, I am playing with essentials now seems pretty cool. and thanks for the other info it worked just fine now that email program ins dead to me
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  8. #8


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Glad you got the essentials working ok
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  9. #9


    Posts : 13
    Windows OS 8.1


    Well I have to say I did have it working but all of a sudden I lost messenger part of it, and had a hard time with Skype but got that to work now but messenger is gone I did like that little program, only way I see is to remove all then re-install all but I have added emails to the email program and really don't want to re-install

    Update - Well I went to do a backup and then I try to uninstall then it gave me an option to fix things, all well now.....
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  10. #10


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Not sure on Messenger, I don't use this as I thought MS killed it off

    If you do need to do a re install

    Go to the following folder
    c:\Users\paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft

    replace the bolded bit with your user name

    and copy the folder called 'Windows Live Mail' to somewhere, I usually just copy it to the desktop

    Now do an uninstall of the program, then re install it

    Copy the 'Windows Live Mail' folder back

    Launch mail and it will be back with all your settings and emails intact, just as you left it
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