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no pop email in windows 8 email app?


tcman50

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#1
I tried to add in my yahoo and xnet pop3 mail accounts into the windows 8 email app and apparently pop3 accounts cant be used, wow how silly.

I think i can get my xnet email changed to a imap account and yahoo as well, however from what i understand yahoo imap email doesnt work properly with windows 7 or windows 8 without a 3rd party app of some kind.

might try the above at some point, for now I will continue to use microsoft office outlook 2007 for my email, it kind of sucks because now my email isnt integrated into everything else, oh well.
 

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skewett

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#2
I'm frustrated as well.

I use Orange Freeserve Mail and that's POP as well.

I was hoping to integrate all my mail/calendar etc but this throws a spanner in the works.

Pretty much makes the Calendar useless as well if you use the Outlook version like I always have.

Anyone know an Orange workaround I'd be grateful to hear from you................
 

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#3
No POP mail servers is ridiculous. Why even have the ability to add a mail account when you can't even add the most standard of them all like a simple POP server which many are still using through their ISP.

I can't get mine to connect either. Even when I choose "Other Accounts" which has all the same parameters as the old Outlook had, using the same settings as before but no dice, it will NOT connect to my ISP for anything.

I won't get into the fact that if you try to add the old Outlook or Windows Live Messenger you need to also install the old .NET framework which instantly hoses your entire OP system.

After that sfc/scannow shows unfixable problems just from installing the old .NET 3.5, and also certain drivers were hosed and some Homegroup Icons are suddenly missing from Windows Explorer. Yes it took me three complete re-images to figure all this out. Don't believe me? Try it and you will see what I mean. :sick:

So because of this you can no longer use any of the old Windows Live essentials stuff, but you also can't connect to your original POP server so you have no way to access Outlook from your ISP through Windows 8 and you are forced to use the POS Metro version of Messenger which really sucks bad.

Nice work Msoft, maybe you should hire me to debug your systems. :geek:
 

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cluberti

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I'm not sure what the fuss is about - in Mail, if you go to Settings > Accounts > Add > "Other Account", you see this:
Win8Mail_POP.png

Also, I'm not sure how you added .NET 3.5, but this does not happen if you use powershell and the 3.5 redist in the sxs folder of the Win8 or Server 2012 DVD. I have many, many Windows 8 machines with .NET 3.51 installed (via powershell and the Win8 ISO), and none of them have these issues.
 

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tcman50

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#5
I'm not sure what the fuss is about - in Mail, if you go to Settings > Accounts > Add > "Other Account", you see this:
View attachment 10252
problem is, trying adding a pop account, it says that it is not allowed. I read somewhere that microsoft is still working on the email app and that in the future there should be some tweaks to it.
 

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Ah, I see. I've not tried to add a POP account, but from what I was told this would have been lit up for RTM. I guess it's coming in the next update or two. I've personally migrated my domain over to Hotmail (Outlook.com), so I haven't had a need for it since then - that wouldn't be easy if you're just using some random ISP's mail servers though.

My comment about .NET 3.5 still stands though ;).
 

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desslok

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You could setup an outlook.com account to send/recieve mail from your pop acccount, and then add that account to your email app. I know you shouldnt HAVE to do this, but it is a workaround I suppose. At least until if/when they fix it.
 

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All my mail is POP3 so I use Windows Live Mail which works great for me.
I also use Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker, all from Live Essentials.

I have .Net installed from Turn Features On and Off and have no problems.

Jim :cool:
 

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#10
Just to put my two cents in here also, I have the same problem, with not being able to add a pop3 account. However i don't even get that box up after clicking on Add Account, it goes straight to filling out the account details, and has nowhere to apply the pop instead of IMAP.
 

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All my mail is POP3 so I use Windows Live Mail which works great for me.
I also use Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker, all from Live Essentials.

I have .Net installed from Turn Features On and Off and have no problems.

Jim :cool:
Ditto!, I use Windows Live Mail Essentials with Windows Live mail with no problems with pop accounts or imap accounts or web accounts.
 

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yeah, if you want to use the Windows 8 email app with POP, then you need to use the workaround:

create an outlook.com account. send your pop mail (to outlook.com). then add the outlook.com account to the Windows 8 email app. voila. all your verizon.net email or your nyc.rr.com or whatever email to the Win8 email app. Yeah, it sucks to use a workaround but if you want to use that app...
 

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#13
Thanks for the replies guys. I use incredimail for all my mail at present. I want a mail service that will collect my mail from all my sites, ( i operate a Nudist Park ).My point was that if a new OS comes with an app for Mail then, it should cater for all formats, otherwise you may as well delete it. If it is just an oversight it will be fixed shortly, if it is intentional, and won't be updated,then delete it !.
 

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Can't figure why this winlive email has got me fooled.

I got winlive email, I thought. However one might suspect that I would get a winlive email address, ie
[email protected]. If that's possible I haven't figured it out.
It just askes for my usual email, a POP3, [email protected].
To test, I sent a message from winlive to [email protected] (not real).
So I did receive the email from winlive to fred. When I reply, just testing, it doesn't reply back
to winlive, the reply just goes back to fred??:dinesh::dinesh:
Fred is still dancing around what is probably a simple solution, this old guy is
just missing something it the setup??
 

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When you are sending a new e-mail on the far right of the To: window is the From: window and if you have multiple e-mail accounts it will select a default, so check and see which address you are sending from.

Jim :cool:
 

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Hi All,

I've been reading through this thread as I have/had the same problem. However I partly resolved it as my ISP also allowed imap settings which worked. My problem now is that when I used Windows easy transfer it didn't bring across my old mails. On another thread on this forum I was advised to use EML Viewer and sure enough I have a whole bunch of emails to look through. My problem is that none of these emails are in date order and none have headers unless I hover the mouse over.

Is there any way I can actually import these into my email account or even get them in some kind of date order with headers? I'm not very technical so words of one syllable please

Many thanks in anticipation
 

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#18
Pretty much all fixed by downloading and using Windows Live Mail - much better
 

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#19
Windows 8.1 Preview 32 & 64 bit will not allow POP mail transmitting, but will receive. With all parameters equal, POP mail works fine in Windows 7 and Windows 8 basic on my tablet. It appears that this is just a Preview (build 9431) issue and will probably corrected with the final version.
 

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Windows 8.1 Preview 32 & 64 bit will not allow POP mail transmitting, but will receive. With all parameters equal, POP mail works fine in Windows 7 and Windows 8 basic on my tablet. It appears that this is just a Preview (build 9431) issue and will probably corrected with the final version.
I hope it is fixed but for me I'll be happy to stay with Windows Live Mail
 

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