You should change your default E-Mail client first!
Control Panel>Default Programs or Programs>Default Programs>Set program access and computer default>Custom>Choose Default E-Mail Client.
I don't use Live Mail, but once you set it as default, it must then give you an option to import settings and contacts from your previous client (in this case, Tbird). That way, you wouldn't loose anything. Should have asked before removing. In any case, you didn't have to remove it either.
If you use MS Office, you can use Outlook maybe?
thanks again... for your persistence:-)
when I got windows 7, I was told that live mail was my only option.
I have Office 2003; I don't know if it has outlook option. I've never seen a mail option.
I'll check it out. thanks