Windows 10: Can I use the Windows Mail I used with Vista? Solved

  1.    06 Dec 2016 #1

    Can I use the Windows Mail I used with Vista?


    I have no desire to use the mail app in windows 10. I've been using windows mail for years and prefer that more than any other program. I still have other accounts like gmail, etc., but I really can't stand the windows 10 mail.
    I must be the old dog who can't or rather will not learn this new trick.
    Does anyone know if I can use windows mail and if so how to get the program on my new computer??
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  2.    06 Dec 2016 #2

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ows-essentials

    Windows Live mail is in the Windows Essentials.
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       06 Dec 2016 #3

    SonicBlue said: View Post
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ows-essentials

    Windows Live mail is in the Windows Essentials.
    Note that your link says prominently...
    Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017 Learn more

    and the learn more links says...
    ... some email service providers have moved to newer email protocols for improved security and reliability not supported by Windows Live Mail. These email service providers may no longer work.
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  4.    07 Dec 2016 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    Note that your link says prominently...
    and the learn more links says...
    Perhaps you could suggest a better Email app and one that is not web browser based. I have to agree with the OP that the Mail app in 10 is absolutely useless. Especially if you have multiple accounts and no options really available. The turn to mobile app integration by MS with existing Windows is quite deplorable in my opinion. I'm not going to rant because I understand their logic in trying to keep up with the mobile industry.
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       07 Dec 2016 #5

    SonicBlue said: View Post
    Perhaps you could suggest a better Email app and one that is not web browser based...
    I use web browser based email so I'm not qualified to pass an opinion, but I see Thunderbird mentioned often. I see it's also available as a Portable App...
    http://portableapps.com/apps/interne...rbird_portable
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  6.    07 Dec 2016 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    Note that your link says prominently...
    and the learn more links says...
    Perhaps you could suggest a better Email app and one that is not web browser based. I have to agree with the OP that the Mail app in 10 is absolutely useless. Especially if you have multiple accounts and no options really available. The turn to mobile app integration by MS with existing Windows is quite deplorable in my opinion. I'm not going to rant because I understand their logic in trying to keep up with the mobile industry.

    Best email apps for Windows 10 | Windows Central
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Dec 2016 #7

    SonicBlue said: View Post
    Perhaps you could suggest a better Email app and one that is not web browser based....
    Best email apps for Windows 10 | Windows Central
    Our posts crossed. Seems your link in the second version likes Thunderbird too...
    Thunderbird is also full of all the standard email tools — like an address book, an attachment reminder, and a spam filter — you'd expect, which really make it one of the best free Windows 10 email apps available.
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  8. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       07 Dec 2016 #8

    Hi:

    Yep, Thunderbird is just fine under Win10.
    I have migrated the same carefully cultivated profile across many platforms over the years, from XP to Vista to 7 and now to 10.
    You can set up ISP, webmail, Exchange accounts, POP or IMAP.
    Lots of ways to customize, if you wish.
    Works great with my spam-filtering/mail-previewing software, Mailwasher Pro.

    Each email client offers its own advantages and disadvantages.
    Some are free & open source, others are paid-for and proprietary.
    Some are better suited to POP, others to IMAP; many will do both.

    It really depends on how you use email...

    MM
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