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Windows Live Mail won't download existing Mail!

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  • Configuration
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Windows Live
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
October 16, 2010 9:26:53 PM

Hi,
I used to use webmail but then we bought microsoft office 2007 and I have been using the microsoft outlook. Whenever I reinstall windows and install microsoft outlook, I configure my account password, username...etc. From then, when I click send/receive Outlook downloads all the existing mail that I have from my online account. So I already have 1000 messages all of which have been opened...it still downloads them into the program. However, recently I wanted to try something new so I install Windows Live Mail. I configure my account just like I would in outlook but the program only downloads messages that have been sent after the program was configured. The 1000 old messages from my online account don't get downloaded, however I need them to be downloaded into the client and I don't know how to do this. I have the same problem with mozilla thunderbird, and claws...its seems that only Outlook work properly with this. Is this the difference between a paid and free product or am I missing something here?

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a b $ Windows 7
October 18, 2010 2:21:31 PM

you're saying that there is no way to sync your old messages before the windows live mail install. i believe there is a way.
i'll check back to you on that when I get a chance.
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October 18, 2010 7:40:05 PM

YES!...I have lets say a 1000 messages. When I install outlook and configure everything, the first time I click Send/Receive, it downloads all 1000 mail messages from my inbox. In windows live mail it won't do that...it only downloads messages sent after I install it.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 18, 2010 7:51:36 PM

so download all the messages in your outlook then import them over to mail.?
or have outlook open and running then open mail and see if you can tel it to sync.?
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October 19, 2010 8:13:10 PM

That might be possible but this issues isn't just windows live mail, its also thunderbird, claws, evolution...etc..Outlook is the only one that works. Maybe it has something to do with pop3 and IMAP? Not sure. But for example, if I have a laptop with linux on it and want to install an email client, I don't want to install outlook onto that laptop just to import it (if i even can) into my other email client. Plus I have a license for one office so installing it in two location is a no.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 19, 2010 8:19:26 PM

pop3 imap and what, smtp.?
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October 19, 2010 10:33:24 PM

well pop3 and imap are incoming and smtp is outgoing. Right now my email online is set to pop3. Maybe i should try IMAP?
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October 22, 2010 8:51:38 PM

Any help?...I really want to be able to use Mozilla Thunderbird but I can't becuase it won't import my existing mail from my google's servers. Outlook does it no problem, why not thunderbird? It sends and receives mail fine but the mail I recieve is only after I install the program. !!! It says nothing on the internet!
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2010 9:08:05 PM

what does windows mail do.? not windows live mail..
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October 22, 2010 10:16:13 PM

I don't even have windows mail, either i don't know where it is or win7 doesn't come with it.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2010 11:35:05 PM

it's in windows , it comes with the install.
search for it real quick and try.
has all the configuration options like outlook.
i wonder if you have to go into features and enabled it.?
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October 23, 2010 3:04:14 AM

Okay well, I enabled IMAP on google, it was previous disabled. And then I set thunderbird to use IMAP and it worked :) ! I don't know why but whatever, if it works fine. And windows 7 comes with no email client, XP had outlook express, vista had windows mail, and for windows 7 you need to download a client like windows live mail.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 23, 2010 11:49:31 AM

no no..
in my version of windows ultimate, windows mail can with initial install...
glad it worked for you regardless.
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October 23, 2010 3:05:24 PM

Thank you :) ! I have windows home premium but it has no windows mail for some reason...although i do have a folder. Either way, thunderbird is pretty awsome. I still can't say anything is better then outlook 2007 but its good for a freebee. Outlook is the king though without a question, the only thing better is outlook 2010 which I might get soon.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 23, 2010 3:12:50 PM

enjoy the next ray lewis hit..
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October 23, 2010 3:19:21 PM

Ha, thank you. You are a ravens fan also?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 23, 2010 8:25:59 PM

I'm more of a fan of certain players than I am teams now..
I have and had some family in the NFL.
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October 23, 2010 11:59:35 PM

Nice. Which team do you live closest too?...Or which team is your local team?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2010 1:16:28 AM

dolphins is closest
joey galloway is the only family i have left still playing- cousin
grew up on cowboys.
<facepalm>...lol
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October 24, 2010 1:39:12 AM

Ha, dolphins. Ravens are winning superbowl this year.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2010 1:42:06 AM

I hope so even though I am not a flacco fan or coach harbough.
they should have kept troy smith around because he's starter material and you need a good back-up
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October 24, 2010 2:56:04 AM

Troy smith can't even see over the line. Flacco isn't amazing but he's good enough. He has a WR now so he's doing much better.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2010 3:02:17 AM

i'm more interested in how buck showalter is going to do with the orioles..
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a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2010 3:07:02 AM

I'm more interested in what buck showalter is going to do with the orioles..
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