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#929573 - 12/13/13 10:54 AM Re: Windows 8.1 [Re: Haroula]
traveler Offline
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I don't mean to hijack your thread, Mystic Falls, but you could try Windows Live Mail. if you're like me and don't want web-based email.
I use Win 7 so I'm not sure if you can get away with this, but I have a 2009 version of Win Live Mail and I do not sign into Windows Live Essentials so I have no bells, no whistles, just as close a program to OE as I can get...though they did make some peculiar changes I haven't figured out a reason for yet.
A second Drafts folder under a section called Storage Folders?
A second Sent Items folder ditto?
Oh, well, it's reasonably close to OE and not web-based, which is enough reason to get it, IMO.

Whatever you do, do not download Yahoo Mail!
Like Yahoo Groups which are heading rapidly for the bone yard thanks to Yahoo's new management, Yahoo Mail is a horrible mess you do not want to contend with.


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#929589 - 12/13/13 12:09 PM Re: Windows 8.1 [Re: traveler]
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally Posted By: traveler
Whatever you do, do not download Yahoo Mail!
Like Yahoo Groups which are heading rapidly for the bone yard thanks to Yahoo's new management, Yahoo Mail is a horrible mess you do not want to contend with.

I agree.

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#929641 - 12/13/13 03:38 PM Re: Windows 8.1 [Re: Haroula]
Mystic Falls Offline
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Registered: 06/27/06
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Yes, I am using Windows Live Mail. The problem is that Win 8.1 won't allow the POP settings so you have to use the IMAP settings which my ISP supplied.

Windows Live Mail allows the POP settings with Win 7 though. I have a desktop (with Win 8.1) and a laptop (Win 7) connected via wireless router/wifi. One annoyance is that if I am on my laptop and decide to check email, all the email I have on the desktop In Box immediately disappears from the desktop into the laptop In Box. I am learning not to open email on the laptop as I prefer to answer email on the desktop. A few times I have just sent the email I need to reply to through to the printer (sitting on the desk). A waste of paper but trying to send unanswered email back from the laptop to the desktop is a pain. I will get used to it, eventually.

No other problems and I think Win 8.1 is better than Win 7.

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#929712 - 12/14/13 08:45 AM Re: Windows 8.1 [Re: Haroula]
Draclvr Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
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You can also have your old email back. I use Live Mail which you can download as part of Windows Live Essentials. It's pretty much Outlook Express with a bunch of improvements. It works just fine with Windows 8 too.
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