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    Lol! Sometimes I have to agree with the h8ers. MS can be confusing at times, especially with restructuring. Not only do we have to sort the mail, we have to sort the mail programs.

    I don't how the elite get their mail, but iTunes has been has been around forever. So has Gmail. Not MS. First it was Hotmail. Then Live. And wasn't there another one or two? Now it's all Outlook.com. Dah! Not sure, but your Outlook program, which is bundled in Office, is probably the most used email program in the world.

    Anywho, is not WLM still bundled in WLE? Last I heard it was. I use the Metro WM app, so I wouldn't know anymore.

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  2. #172


    Windows live mail is a desktop application.
    Last edited by davehc; 26 Sep 2013 at 12:23.
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  3. #173


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Anywho, is not WLM still bundled in WLE? Last I heard it was. I use the Metro WM app, so I wouldn't know anymore.
    Sure is. I use it - can't afford outlook alas. Its OK mind you.
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    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    Windows Mail is the old software that shipped with Vista and was previously called Outlook Express. You could make it run on newer versions of Windows by copying some files from a Vista install and doing a few registry tweaks.

    Windows Live Mail is the internet based email client that replaced it.
    What do you mean by 'internet based'?
    I thought WLM it was a desktop client program, which doesn't need the internet to operate (as long as your machine can 'see' the email servers).
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  5. #175


    You think right, as I said. It is a desktop mail program. IMO A good one.
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  6. #176


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i use windows live mail with 5 email accts ,and it sorts my mail just fine to all 5 accts .
    i have access to office outlook for free, I have it installed with one acct setup , ,but for some reason i keep using live mail
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I would much rather the mail sorted into a common Inbox then I could choose which Identity to respond from using a drop-down menu as in WM. I just find the way it separates each Identity makes the UI cumbersome.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    to each there own for sure ,I like how it groups all unread messages ,I can worry about what email acct its from later .

    I just rebooted the win8.1 install where I lost windows live mail after the upgrade to the msdn win8.1 ,and WLM is back and working fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    I would much rather the mail sorted into a common Inbox then I could choose which Identity to respond from using a drop-down menu as in WM. I just find the way it separates each Identity makes the UI cumbersome.
    Not trying to sell anyone WLM in particular but you can do this. I have 6 accounts, the quick views of "All Unread"/"All Inbox" acts as a common Inbox. When you reply it defaults to the address it was sent to but you can change it to any of the others. I never expand the individual inbox views. It is the main reason I don't use the mail app really - I cant seem to make a common inbox - but there also you can also chose the account to reply from.

    The only thing I prefer in Outlook is the formatting options really but it isn't worth me paying for.
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  10. #180


    Not forgetting the "message rules" options in Windows live mail. That can automate some useful things.
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