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Confused about WL Essentials

  1. #11


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    This is the new url. Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

    The support pages (particularly for mail) are at Windows Essentials - Microsoft Windows Help

    What specifically do you need help with? What do you mean by "how you want it"?
    Thanks, Mystere.

    I went to Windows Essentials - Microsoft Windows Help as you suggested and then to 'Help from the community' and was directed to
    the Outlook.com, SkyDrive category. None of the other categories seemed to have anything to do with Mail. Did I miss something?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello JJG,

    It's really a matter of what forum best fits the main subject of your issue.


    For WLM, you could post in Browsers & Mail.

    For Office, you could post in Software and Apps.
    Once again, thanks Brink.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    This is the new url. Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

    The support pages (particularly for mail) are at Windows Essentials - Microsoft Windows Help

    What specifically do you need help with? What do you mean by "how you want it"?
    Thanks, Mystere.

    I went to Windows Essentials - Microsoft Windows Help as you suggested and then to 'Help from the community' and was directed to
    the Outlook.com, SkyDrive category. None of the other categories seemed to have anything to do with Mail. Did I miss something?
    Why would you do that? The page has a dozen or so answers to questions about configuring Mail. Mail is not a very extensive application, so chances are any additional help you are seeking.. the answer is likely "It can't do that".

    Again, I ask... What specifically do you need help with? What do you mean by "how you want it"?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    This is the new url. Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

    The support pages (particularly for mail) are at Windows Essentials - Microsoft Windows Help

    What specifically do you need help with? What do you mean by "how you want it"?
    Thanks, Mystere.

    I went to Windows Essentials - Microsoft Windows Help as you suggested and then to 'Help from the community' and was directed to
    the Outlook.com, SkyDrive category. None of the other categories seemed to have anything to do with Mail. Did I miss something?
    Why would you do that? The page has a dozen or so answers to questions about configuring Mail. Mail is not a very extensive application, so chances are any additional help you are seeking.. the answer is likely "It can't do that".

    Again, I ask... What specifically do you need help with? What do you mean by "how you want it"?
    As it turns out you are correct in saying "it can't do that."

    I wanted to ask if I could import a calendar into Live Mail. The answer is no.
    I also wanted to know if I could get a visual notification, some call it 'toast', when new email arrives. Again the answer is no.

    It seems strange to me that MS woin't allow you to post questions on the site you mentioned.

    Thanks again.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Windows Essentials is essentially a legacy application and will not be updated going forward to my knowledge. As such, the support is more or less in a limbo as well. Essentials used to be run by the Messenger team, but now that Messenger is dead and Skype is taking over, Essentials is just a few tools left that have no real home.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Windows Essentials is essentially a legacy application and will not be updated going forward to my knowledge. As such, the support is more or less in a limbo as well. Essentials used to be run by the Messenger team, but now that Messenger is dead and Skype is taking over, Essentials is just a few tools left that have no real home.
    Thank you very much. That explains it very well.
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