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How do I install an email program

Last response: in Windows 7
August 25, 2011 12:31:17 PM

often I encounter on the internet the invitation "Contact me" However, when I try I receive a message saying an email program has not been set up so I cannot go any further. How do I set up such a program

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a b $ Windows 7
August 25, 2011 1:25:16 PM

Windows Live Mail or use Gmail with the Notifer.
a b $ Windows 7
August 25, 2011 3:12:00 PM

Go to Yahoo or Google and sign up for an email account.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 25, 2011 4:36:59 PM

Free email clients:

(1) Windows live mail is uSofts replacement for vista windows mail and outlook express. Not My choice, but that's just me.
(2) Thunderbird seems popular
(3) I use Outlook - NOT Outlook express (included in the upper versions of uSoft Office).
(4) On my wife's system I ported over vista windows mail. She liked that and it was not too hard, but not straight forward either.
August 25, 2011 11:37:11 PM

RetiredChief said:
On my wife's system I ported over vista windows mail. She liked that and it was not too hard, but not straight forward either.

Hi Chief,

My wife wants to upgrade to Windows 7 and stick with Windows Mail. Would you elaborate on how you made it work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Robert
a b $ Windows 7
August 26, 2011 2:31:44 AM

(1) you will need access to vista Windows mail. In his case your wife still has.

(2) Read this plus comments:

Abreviated version.
Ok, the link to get the files/programs is no longer valid. So:
First you need to copy the Vista windows mail folder to a thumb drive, But first you must change the permission so that you have full control. Added - Don't forget to Export your old win mail emails and address book to a file and also put on thumb drive. Note: You can replace "thumbdrive" with external HD or DVD disk.
After you have installled window 7 to rename the Windows mail folder to say Old Windows Mail.
Then copy the folder from the thumb drive into windows 7 (Put it in the same folder that had the orginal windows 7 Windows mail folder (Should have been prorgam files).
Click the winmail exe file.

I'm looking for a better explanation.
This one seems pretty good:
August 26, 2011 5:01:59 PM

Thanks Chief

Windows Mail from Vista up and working in Windows 7.

Here is what I did.
Copied all Files in the Vista Windows Mail Folder and pasted them in a temporary folder on the desktop. Zipped all the files within the created temp folder on the desk top. Copied the Zip to thumb drive. On Windows 7 I renamed the Windows Mail folder to Windows Mail_Old, created a new Windows Mail folder and unzipped the file from Vista within. Take Ownership not required! Must be something with Zipping the files.

Anyway thanks for the steering.