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  1. Posts : 13,973
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint

    widgetwilk said:
    Have changed time, so hope all is 'happy' now XXX
    Yes, it looks correct now. I only mentioned it [without proper explanation, my bad] because time and date are important in such messaging.
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  2. Posts : 52
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    I am more than grateful for all your expert help and knowledge, and I know I am being 'blo**y awkward, but I loved my WLM and being 'old' and obstinate don't like changes, that web browser one looks good and as Barman says, good for a back-up,
    but think I have got to stick with eM Client, it's just getting use to it, there is a 441 page manual on it, think I had better start reading,
    Have learnt a lot here, thank you all so much.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Sorry jimbo all these [OE XP VM with IMAP ]are a mystery to me,
    Have not got Outlook, so what is the best site to download it from???
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  3. Posts : 4,201
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    Outlook, (not Outlook – free personal email and calendar from Microsoft, which is another free webmail), is the "communications module" provided with the higher level Microsoft Office suites sold to businesses. It is a very powerful piece of software for use in larger offices and multinationals, where it can run internal and external emails and time scheduling, personal and company diarys and planning . It is not free and indeed may not be available without investing in a suitable version of microsoft office, ( they keep changing the available options )

    As for the (OE on a XP VM with IMAP) this is a method whereby you create a Virtual XP operating system in your Windows 10 OS and run Outlook express within the virtual OS, the same thing could be done in an Operating system to run your Windows Mail app. Being honest there would be a lot of work getting familiar with virtual machine computing.

    It's a valid option - I use it myself to build a virtual setup for older operating systems when testing for clients, but probably not the way to go in your case, if you wish to follow up on the idea, chick out or Virtualization forum, or the tutorials by @Kari
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  4. Posts : 52
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all that barman but you have far more knowledge than I can cope with, I have looked at all that has been said and have decided that I will have to persevere with Em Client.
    Thank you so much for your time and patience.
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  5. Posts : 17,661
    Windows 10 Pro

    Barman58 said:
    Outlook is the "communications module" provided with the higher level Microsoft Office suites sold to businesses.
    To clarify this, Microsoft Outlook is not only the best email client I know, it is also a very effective, excellent PIM (Personal Information Management) application. In my case, I don't want to even think how I could cope without it. It takes care of all my email accounts, contacts, calendars, and so on.

    Outlook is not only for business. A private user can get it by buying Office 2019 Home & Student, price in UK at the moment £249.99. That's for one user, one computer, and it includes, in addition to Outlook, Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet) and PowerPoint (presentation).

    Another option is Office 365 Personal and Home subscriptions. Office 365 subscriptions allow user to install full Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook) on unlimited number of devices, as long as no more than 5 devices will be online at the same time. An added bonus is that the price includes 1 TB OneDrive per license, as well as monthly 60 minutes free global landline calls using Skype (mobile calls in selected countries).

    O365 Personal comes with one license / user, and costs £59.99 a year. O365 Home includes 6 licenses, so you can use one by yourself, and give O365 to 5 of your friends or family members. O365 Home costs £79.99 a year.

    I wholeheartedly recommend O365 subscription products. Full Office suite of applications, unlimited number of devices, the latest available application versions.

    Buy Microsoft Office 365 Home & Personal subscriptions

    widgetwilk said:
    I have looked at all that has been said and have decided that I will have to persevere with Em Client.
    My suggestion: You can get a free 30 day trial of Office 365 Home. Use the trial, check out Outlook.

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  6. Posts : 52
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    I've got the 30 trial, Word is OK, but the e-mail is again a nightmare, cannot get my plusnet address in there, I have all the right 'incoming and outgoing settings, but think it is my password, which I cannot remember and cannot change or check it,
    I might give up, or give it another go later.
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  7. Posts : 4,201
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    How do you access your plusnet account at present?

    If you access it online as a "webmail" and It "just Works" then your password must be stored in your Browser, where exactly will depend on the actual browser. it should be possible for you to retrieve it,

    If you only use it via an application then the Plusnet people will be able to reset it if you contact them Online - check the help page on their site, they will ask you for some form of ID to protect you, and them, as is to be expected these days, but should then either ask you enter a new password or reset your password and email it to an alternate address (your Gmail? ) and you can then set it to something that is only known to you
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  8. Posts : 52
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    I have just changed my plunet password, I phoned them, so not problem there.
    I use to get all my emails, two address, in WLM, no problem.
    downloaded this Outlook free trial, not sure yet, but am struggling like hell with the email, can sent to my gmail account have put in my plusnet account but cannot receive emails I send to it,
    at the moment everything is going in 'bin or trash'
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  9. Posts : 4,201
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    unfortunately this is a known issue - Caused ironically enough by Microsoft's attempts to simplify things for ease of use

    Check here Fixed: Outlook 2019 - not now possible to bring my Plusne... - Plusnet Community and scroll down to the "Accepted Fix" posted by Gel - it's the Plusnet forum so should be the best place for plusnet specific advice
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  10. Posts : 4,201
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    I've been thinking and as you are used to the Older Microsoft Mail Apps, Have you tried the current Microsoft Mail app for Windows 10 ?

    It's available on the Microsoft Store named "Mail and Calendar" it is designed to be a replacement for the application you are used to and is a simplified version of Outlook, more tailored towards Home use

    There are a few alternatives on the store Free and Paid so it may be an idea to take a look at some af the apps there - once you have found one that meets Your Needs we can then work to get it set up to work the way you want

    The full outlook is in my opinion probably over specified for your needs
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