Windows 10: Gave Mail a Try


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       13 Aug 2017 #1

    Gave Mail a Try


    Well, after so many years with Thunderbird I decided to give Win10 Mail a try. At first glance I liked it but soon discovered that I cannot create folders (as in TB) to store my emails in some sort of order. This is most important to me. So I shall revert to TB until creating folders becomes part of Mail. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like that. Is anyone aware if Windows intend to consider this change? Thanks in advance.
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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #2

    Tony Vella said: View Post
    Well, after so many years with Thunderbird I decided to give Win10 Mail a try. At first glance I liked it but soon discovered that I cannot create folders (as in TB) to store my emails in some sort of order. This is most important to me. So I shall revert to TB until creating folders becomes part of Mail. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like that. Is anyone aware if Windows intend to consider this change? Thanks in advance.

    Hi there

    @Tony Vella

    TB is fine -- you can use IMAP, have multiple accounts etc etc. In fact so much better than Outlook (even OUTLOOK 2016 in the commercial version of Ms Office).I'm surprised that more people don't use it --especially it works fine on MAC, Windows and Linux and is 100% Free and not riddled with commercials as most type of webmail packages are.

    Not too many people know this but it can actually work with Ms exchange so you could even use it to connect to most company email systems too.

    Sending from different accounts is also a doddle -- there's not much if anything in TB that I don't like --thoroughly decent free email client which ticks all the right boxes. I recommend you stay with it.

    You don't need to install Firefox either to use it (although I find FF a decent browser too).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134
    Thread Starter
       13 Aug 2017 #3

    Thanks Jimbo, I think I will. Yet, I still think that Local Folders are so handy that it astonishes me that such an option was not included in the original product. Oh well!
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  4.    13 Aug 2017 #4

    Hey Tony Vella,
    You can create folders in the Win10 Mail App.
    How do I add or remove folders in Mail for Windows 10? - Outlook
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  5.    14 Aug 2017 #5

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Hey Tony Vella,
    You can create folders in the Win10 Mail App.
    How do I add or remove folders in Mail for Windows 10? - Outlook
    Sorry, Eagle51, but you CAN'T create LOCAL folders in W10 Mail. Local Folders are stored on your local hard drive.

    The procedure you cited creates folders within your on-line Outlook.com mail account or the servers for your other IMAP or POP3 accounts.

    Tony, the reason MS didn't put a Local Folders capability in W10 Mail is that it is merely a viewer of one's on-line Outlook.com account, and wasn't built with a robust local message store like WLM, TBird, eClient, etc.
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    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134
    Thread Starter
       14 Aug 2017 #6

    Well, my friends, I am the OP of this thread and I think I have solved the problem: I shall stay with Thunderbird.
    Nevertheless, thanks to one and all for your assistance and opinions. Tony.
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  7.    14 Aug 2017 #7

    Sorry about that, I missed the part about Local Folders ... Even tho I have Win10 Mail setup, I use TB myself :)
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