Windows 10: Windows Live Mail with Win 10?

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  1.    03 Jun 2016 #11

    Duane said: View Post
    Thanks for the reply,
    {snip}
    Is WLM support planned to continue? Maybe switching to Thunderbird makes the most sense.
    No, WLM and the rest of the Windows Essentials lost their support with the introduction of the equivalent Windows Modern applications. They are now located deep in the bowels of the MS OEM Partner Center -- an example of their level of support.

    Personally, I went for eM Client because I'm not using an alternative browser. Other folks who run Firefox make the Thunderbird choice obvious for them.
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  2.    03 Jun 2016 #12

    Duane said: View Post
    Is WLM support planned to continue? Maybe switching to Thunderbird makes the most sense.
    I think the answer to both your questions is no.

    MS have said that WLM will not be updated to use the new API to synchronise your calendars, contacts and other non IMAP things. You can still use it for IMAP email (for outlook.com accounts) if you want by defining your account manually. Other accounts (like gmail etc) work fine.

    Thunderbird has not been supported for years and anyway is much more limited client. If you like it then go ahead.

    Personally even though I don't really want to I'm going to buy Outlook. They give you the first year for free so we will see after that. All the other options are (for me) unsatisfactory so if I have to pay $60 a year (or just buy the standalone) then I will.
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       03 Jun 2016 #13

    lx07 said: View Post
    I think the answer to both your questions is no.

    MS have said that WLM will not be updated to use the new API to synchronise your calendars, contacts and other non IMAP things. You can still use it for IMAP email (for outlook.com accounts) if you want by defining your account manually. Other accounts (like gmail etc) work fine.

    Thunderbird has not been supported for years and anyway is much more limited client. If you like it then go ahead.

    Personally even though I don't really want to I'm going to buy Outlook. They give you the first year for free so we will see after that. All the other options are (for me) unsatisfactory so if I have to pay $60 a year (or just buy the standalone) then I will.
    I actually do have Outlook. I have Office 2016. But I have the 64 bit version. So I can't import folders or mail from WLM. If this worked, I would just use that but I have a lot of stored mail, contacts etc. The suggestion was to uninstall Office and install the 32 bit version. But even if I wanted to do that, I don't have disks or anything. I bought this online. I supposed I'll have to look at how to get a 32 bit version of Outlook 2016.
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  4.    03 Jun 2016 #14

    I don't know 2016 and hopefully someone else will contribute here but can't you just download the 32 bit version?

    I have Office 2011 (Home and Student version which doesn't have Outlook) but I can just go to their site here and download either the 32 or 64 bit version when I want by typing in my order number...
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