Windows 10: Windows 10 Mail Is Frustrating Me

  1.    19 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Mail Is Frustrating Me


    I just switched from Windows XP with Outlook as my mail program to Windows 10 Mail. I have the following problems with this obviously web based email app:

    1. Sync to my Gmail account is sporadic. When I open my Gmail account in the morning in Windows Mail, it often shows that mail has not been checked since the previous day. Meanwhile my Ipad shows the Gmail immediately. I tried playing with the "settings" options, but no matter which sync instruction I use the problem persists.

    2. Windows Mail is painfully slow (sometimes minutes) in opening PDF and photo attachments to mail messages.

    I don't quite understand how Microsoft allowed the program to be released with these bugs.

    Thanks for your responses in advance
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  2.    19 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi,
    No help in fixing i'm afraid, but you are not alone with mail issues

    if you haven't checked yet, go to the store and check for updates, there was a mail update today, might fix your issues
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  3. Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)
       19 Aug 2015 #3

    If you have a valid Outlook license, install Outlook
    Office 365 is 99 Euro / 99 dollar a year (and valid for 5 computers)
    Office 365 wil give you not just Outlook, but Word, Excel, publisher etc.

    You came from XP...... why not spent 99 dollar (shared with 4 other people) and have the complete office 2013 for 20 Dollar a year.

    good luck
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  4.    19 Aug 2015 #4

    Why not keep using Outlook? What version? I use both 2003 and 2010 in my two machines and they work fine as they did before.
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  5.    19 Aug 2015 #5

    I use outlook.com, xxx@live.com is the default account which is send and receive but I also set up my gmail account in outlook.com as send only and have it forwarded to outlook.com so I can recevie it as well, works great.

    TC
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  6.    19 Aug 2015 #6

    I ditched it


    Set it up, slow, does not get e mails, so account info removed and unpinned....unfortunately it can't be uninstalled.
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  7.    03 Sep 2015 #7

    I ditched it and went to Mozilla Thunderbird. Why isn't Microsoft being responsive to this frustrating problem?
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