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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 and was unpleasantly surprised to find it did not have Windows Mail as an email program. I tried loading Thunderbird but could not import my old emails or settings. Anyone use Windows Live Mail and do you like it? If you are using emails not from a hot mail account are those emails stored on your computer and not visible to Bill Gates and Microsoft?
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:29 PM

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 and was unpleasantly surprised to find it did not have Windows Mail as an email program. I tried loading Thunderbird but could not import my old emails or settings. Anyone use Windows Live Mail and do you like it? If you are using emails not from a hot mail account are those emails stored on your computer and not visible to Bill Gates and Microsoft?

I don't use it, I use Outlook 2007. From what I can gather though Windows Live Mail supports POP so that means it will definitely store your mail on your computer.

I've never used Thunderbird longer than a few minutes. However if you feel inclined to give it another go, you might be able to import from Windows Mail using an extension. Check out this: http://forums.techar...are/1063939.htm
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:43 PM

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 and was unpleasantly surprised to find it did not have Windows Mail as an email program. I tried loading Thunderbird but could not import my old emails or settings. Anyone use Windows Live Mail and do you like it? If you are using emails not from a hot mail account are those emails stored on your computer and not visible to Bill Gates and Microsoft?



I don't use it, I use Outlook 2007. From what I can gather though Windows Live Mail supports POP so that means it will definitely store your mail on your computer.

I've never used Thunderbird longer than a few minutes. However if you feel inclined to give it another go, you might be able to import from Windows Mail using an extension. Check out this: http://forums.techar...are/1063939.htm


Mail preferences are a very personal thing. For me, the best of all possible worlds is a situation where you can store both locally and remotely - but locally is best. So I POP (post office protocol) my mail. GMail allows me to do both (both POP and store remotely, though you have to configure specific port addresses to this end), so I increasingly rely on it.

My general feeling is that any provider should be there to satisfy your needs, so if their pitch is lacking, tell 'em where to go.

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