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January 12, 2009 5:47:57 PM

I have just installed Windows 7 and so far so good.

But I have no email. I cannot find any icon/program for it.

Any idea?.


Regards. Thanks.

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January 12, 2009 5:56:43 PM

No clue on that. I use webmail. Did you go into Add/Remove programs, then Add/Remove windows components and see if it was installed yet? I don't remember seeing it installed by default on the install I did last Friday.
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January 12, 2009 6:03:16 PM

Thanks for your reply. I cannot see it. Regards
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January 12, 2009 6:34:56 PM

Windows Mail/Outlook is not accessable through Windows7 Beta.
You will have to crate a Windows Live account and access your Windows Mail/Outlook through there. So they say. In the Help menu type "Windows Mail.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2009 7:54:33 PM

Outlook isn't bundled with the OS. You can use webmail, or download Outlook/Exchange, or use Thunderbird, or whatever you like.
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January 13, 2009 10:22:47 AM

Thanks a lot. Regards.
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May 1, 2009 4:51:02 AM

Scotteq said:
Outlook isn't bundled with the OS. You can use webmail, or download Outlook/Exchange, or use Thunderbird, or whatever you like.

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When you say 'download Outlook/Exchange' what exactly do you mean by this? Do you have to download the full Outlook 2007 package through a torrent or is there some free 'Exchange' patch that allows Windows Mail to connect to an exchange server.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 1, 2009 12:29:25 PM

It means you are free to download and install whatever eMail program you want.
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May 2, 2009 12:28:51 AM

Hi

I'm using IncrediMail, working w/o issues.
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May 6, 2009 2:54:41 AM

Solution:

Open the start menu and type 'essentials', click on the first item that comes up -> "go online to get windows live essentials"

From there you can download and install the windows mail program along with some of the other programs that microsoft left out of windows 7 (such as movie maker, messenger, and a photo editor).

Hope that helps!
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May 15, 2009 9:08:28 AM

I guess Microsoft will never learn, they want us to BETA test there software for free then they try to make everyone use windows live mail that they do not even put in ther OS!!! Also maybe people do not like what they are trying to push down are mouth!! Apple may be on ther way to kicking MS A*s.!! Microsoft better raise money and buy "Yahoo Fast" or Google will be kicking there A**s more than they already are!! If you would like to talk to MS talk to India, they have more info... then the U.S. were they got there start from!!

You All can responed to:
jerry@jjzenterprises.com or India that is were the U.S. Tech. Job's are.
Thank You for your support

P.S.
Microsoft wake up and smell the coffee "Seattle's Best"
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May 15, 2009 9:20:27 AM

Sorry forgot when Microsoft makes everyone go to live mail I would guess it goes by there server
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a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2009 12:35:44 PM

dell said:
I guess Microsoft will never learn, they want us to BETA test there software for free then they try to make everyone use windows live mail that they do not even put in ther OS!!! Also maybe people do not like what they are trying to push down are mouth!! Apple may be on ther way to kicking MS A*s.!! Microsoft better raise money and buy "Yahoo Fast" or Google will be kicking there A**s more than they already are!! If you would like to talk to MS talk to India, they have more info... then the U.S. were they got there start from!!

You All can responed to:
jerry@jjzenterprises.com or India that is were the U.S. Tech. Job's are.
Thank You for your support

P.S.
Microsoft wake up and smell the coffee "Seattle's Best"




Either that or Microsoft listened to cries of "Bloat" from the users/press, threats of Monopoly suits from companies with their own eMail programs, and perhaps their own telemetry saying that a lot of users use 3rd party apps anyhow... So they removed that function from the OS, and made it available to download for free for anyone who wants it. Solves a bunch of problems at once.


Though I guess the tinfoil hat does serve to keep the coffee warm... :sarcastic: 
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a b $ Windows 7
May 18, 2009 12:00:09 PM

This was always going to be the case its part of there live esentials package. ( i think thats what they called it)Personally im using thunderbird linked to my Gmail account with no issues

Mactronix
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a b $ Windows 7
May 19, 2009 3:06:02 AM

dell said:
I guess Microsoft will never learn, they want us to BETA test there software for free then they try to make everyone use windows live mail that they do not even put in ther OS!!! Also maybe people do not like what they are trying to push down are mouth!! Apple may be on ther way to kicking MS A*s.!! Microsoft better raise money and buy "Yahoo Fast" or Google will be kicking there A**s more than they already are!! If you would like to talk to MS talk to India, they have more info... then the U.S. were they got there start from!!

You All can responed to:
jerry@jjzenterprises.com or India that is were the U.S. Tech. Job's are.
Thank You for your support

P.S.
Microsoft wake up and smell the coffee "Seattle's Best"

Wait a second...

Let me get this straight...

You're saying that MS is "making" people use windows live mail by not including it in their new OS? That's one hell of a convoluted theory...
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a b $ Windows 7
May 19, 2009 6:09:40 AM

Well yeah... they include a link to download it... so therefore they're forcing it down your throat. Putting that link there means you cannot possibly download any of the bazillion other email clients out there and use them. What's wrong with you guys anyway? Whenever there's a link included with the OS, we HAVE to click on it... there is no other choice.

Just another demonstration of how utterly stupid some of the MS "haters" are... and why MS is damned if they do or damned if they don't. People complain about how bloated Windows is, yet when MS leaves out one feature by default, people whine about how this is missing and should be included, damnit!

I also love the "beta test it for free" comment. If you test the software, it's of your own accord... no one forced you to download and test it. If you want to be paid to test Windows, get a job at MS. Just so you know, the Beta test has ended and MS has moved into the Release Candidate phase. Two different things...
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a b $ Windows 7
June 26, 2009 3:27:47 AM

Well said...
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September 22, 2009 6:15:45 AM

I installed Windows 7 and then downloaded windows Live Mail. The trouble is there is no facility for printing emails. Does anybody else have this problem?

Is Thunderbird compatible with Windows 7?
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
September 22, 2009 7:11:46 AM

I've been using Thunderbird on 64-bit Windows 7 RC and it's working just fine for me. I migrated my address book and all my mail folders from Outlook Express on XP.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 18, 2009 4:37:03 AM

you have to down load it from the website
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October 22, 2009 5:26:25 AM

Press Start - Run - Type Outlook - It will launch
You may not see Run - right click - properties - check Run - Apply


Best Regards
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October 23, 2009 9:54:39 AM

Simple chum; there is none! Download Windows Live Mail; it's free and supported by Win 7 otherwise look at Outlook which is my preference :??: 
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October 23, 2009 2:14:36 PM

Full disclosure: I work for Postbox, and I'm hoping a small product plug won't offend.

If you're looking for a new email client for Windows 7, we hope that you will try Postbox. It works on Windows 7, and has a great look and feel, and really terrific search capabilities that makes it fast and easy to find messages, attachments, photos and links. - http://www.getpostbox.com
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October 23, 2009 9:06:16 PM

I read on the MS webssite about W7 that the Windows Live Mail is we-based - is this correct? or is there a standalone programme. I just want to know i can re-create Windows Mail (or something similar) in W7. If its web-based or linked to Yahoo, they can forget it... can anyone let me know before i pay to upgrade from Vista

Also does anyone know if i lose MS Office?

many thanks!!
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a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2009 9:21:34 AM

Just installed windows 7 and downloaded windows live mail.(Not windows live hotmail)

Yes it looks different with each account displayed with its own seperate inbox,deleted items, junk mail box etc.

Yes you can produce your own folders to store emails and title them as you wish.

Yes it imported all of my windows mail folders,emails,message rules and accounts though a little basic tidying up was required.

Yes you can change the layout.

Yes you can print emails.

Yes it was relatively easy.

Yes it will take a litte while to get used to it (days i would wager, not weeks)

Yes I'm just a regular bloke who uses a computer.

Yes I was scared by what I had read on forums such as these (though everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course.

Yes I would advise the "standard" user to give it a go.

No I don't work for anyone remotely associated with microsoft or any other it company for that matter.

No it's not web based.

No I didnt sign up to windows live.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2009 9:28:09 AM

Wilton

No you dont lose MS Office (or any other programme for that matter). I lost absolutely nothing. All documents, settings , programmes etc remained intact and all printers, external drives, webcam etc. wrk fine. Just a new operating system.

Would suggest running the Windows 7 upgrade Advisor (google it) and it will will warn you of any potential problems such as older programmes or hardware which may be affected.

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October 28, 2009 6:09:32 PM

With windows 7 there is no email program but if you have microsoft office then there is an email program on that , that you can use
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a b $ Windows 7
October 28, 2009 9:32:28 PM

i couldn't find it either, but i called my roadrunner and they set me up with theirs and it sorta looks like my old email.
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November 3, 2009 12:24:14 PM

It does not matter what OS you use Microsoft\Apple’s OSX if you use apple your stuck with there operating system’s software pack and what ever ells that they have bundled with OSX and the same goes with Microsoft Windows I have been using MS Windows since 95 was released along with Windows mail and outlook over the years on all my computers and I cant believe they left out Windows Mail \ Outlook on windows 7. So what I did is take my Old Office XP and just installed Outlook 2002 LOL and updated it to service pack 3 and now I don’t have a problem with the Windows Mail Thing anymore. One other question I’ve never used Windows Live Mail & Is it possible to setup my ISP’s POP & SMTP server’s on it or do you have to use your Windows Live Account only. Thanks 4 your time people.

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a b $ Windows 7
November 3, 2009 1:39:41 PM

yeah they want us to test the betas for free and no they're not forcing you to use anything, they left it out for a reason along with the other programs...and that reason is "drum roll" to let us the "end users" use any application we prefer rather then them making us use it by including it, and c'mon really if it were included would you be using it anyway? and as for apple, the only thing they have going for them is the trip free cord. big f*** in WOW on that. and think about it...whens the last time apple made a desktop, desktops by far beat laptops which become obsolete in 3 months after you buy em. oh and Apples tech support is also in inda. Outsourcing is common trend. and the iphone what a joke...touchscreen phones=pocket dialing and delayed actions when apps are launched or are txt'n, what a way to rip off the consumer of $300

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a b $ Windows 7
November 4, 2009 10:05:08 PM

Should have run the upgrade check and you would have been told WIndows mail is NOT INCLUDED in Windows 7.
For this reason although I bought it I have not installed it.
I need Windows mail and its neat trick to compose email into Adobe format.
Until I sort this witha free aftemarket email no deal.
I dont egree to BUY OUTLOOOK

Thats a clear rip off.

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November 5, 2009 5:55:57 AM

The end goal is to have the meat of most software be web based. It allows the software developers to control many facets of the features available and reduces lost revenues do to theft. Anyone old enough will recall how prevelent cable theft was in the past. Whereas now the costs are considered basic and the security is better. I think in the end it will leave the consumers with proverbial workstations sitting on our desks but overall we'll come out better for it in the long run.
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November 9, 2009 8:50:41 PM

Why couldn't they just put an e-mail server in with the system. I love using Outlook Express or Windows mail for Vista. Was it that hard to put those in the system instead of having people download this and download that. Something else i have to register for!!...and i will get junk mail from them to....
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November 9, 2009 8:56:09 PM

michael775 said:
It does not matter what OS you use Microsoft\Apple’s OSX if you use apple your stuck with there operating system’s software pack and what ever ells that they have bundled with OSX and the same goes with Microsoft Windows I have been using MS Windows since 95 was released along with Windows mail and outlook over the years on all my computers and I cant believe they left out Windows Mail \ Outlook on windows 7. So what I did is take my Old Office XP and just installed Outlook 2002 LOL and updated it to service pack 3 and now I don’t have a problem with the Windows Mail Thing anymore. One other question I’ve never used Windows Live Mail & Is it possible to setup my ISP’s POP & SMTP server’s on it or do you have to use your Windows Live Account only. Thanks 4 your time people.



But OSX has a mail program in with it....windows 7 doesn't
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November 10, 2009 3:32:49 PM

dab 18351) Read my message again the point is your stuck with the bundled software that comes with any operating system whether it has an Email program or not if the manufacturer decide to take out a program then the end user example all of us then have to deal with it or find an alternative for the missing program from the bundle software that came with the OS Like WINDOWS MAIL. & if you’re wondering I like the Imac OSX and I don't have anything negative to say about it.

& yes I know that OSX has an Email program and highlight the words in my message where I typed & explained that it doesn’t.
Don’t comment on an example of bundled software in operating systems.

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November 10, 2009 10:09:56 PM

Look its very simple - Every version of Windows since the Internet was part of the OS has come with an Internet browser - the Internet browser included an email client - A lot of users now use Firefox in preference to IE and the biggest majority still use Outlook Express (part of the package - no searching and downloading/installing - its simple to set up and if you had a problem just copy inbox.dbx etc. from your backup) - As for Outlook, well you have to pay for it and copy a pst file and what have you got - lost emails.

Vista was c**p, 7 is an improvement but still not good enough for me to recommend. My new PC's will still ship with XP for the time being, lets hope Ms has a change of heart and includes an Free simple, safe email client with SP1.
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November 11, 2009 9:54:01 AM

I just downloaded and installed windows 7, I must say I was worried of a usual upgrade for windows OS, usually, it never works and you must re format full insatll. Amazing!, it actually upgraded witout a hitch, all my software oics and music is all there!.
I switched to Mozilla Thunderbird long ago, so just go download that. Microsoft mail sucks anyway.

I also purchased a mac and guess what, the mail softare that came with it, did not work for me, It cant log into my servers to send mail, even after spending 2 hours with level 3 tech. I downloaded thunderbird for that one as well, No problems!

One thing that burns ma ass about macs is it does not have the Desktop Icon, you need to minimze all the windows.

Guess what, I cant find it here on the new windows 7 either, WHERE THE HELL IS IT!, i want it back ;-)
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November 12, 2009 3:59:19 PM

newstang said:
Guess what, I cant find it here on the new windows 7 either, WHERE THE HELL IS IT!, i want it back ;-)


It's on the right side of the data and time clock :-)
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November 22, 2009 5:35:36 AM

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Should have run the upgrade check and you would have been told WIndows mail is NOT INCLUDED in Windows 7.
For this reason although I bought it I have not installed it.
I need Windows mail and its neat trick to compose email into Adobe format.
Until I sort this witha free aftemarket email no deal.
I dont egree to BUY OUTLOOOK

Thats a clear rip off.

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How is it a RIP OFF???? Windows Mail is a FREE DOWNLOAD!!!!
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a b $ Windows 7
November 24, 2009 2:11:37 PM

You can install Vista "Windows Mail" in Windows 7. Did it last night, However I still need to configure it (Have to find My password and didn't have time last night as I had to go bowling:. Any way here is the link on how to do it.

What I did was
(1) copied windows Vista Mail folder on to a thumb drive. Added: don't have vista windows mail, then you can download it (see link)
(2) Renamed Win 7 Windows Mail folder to "Windows mailBU"
(3) Coped vista's windows mail into Win 7, and ran the exe. It then started the "Setup".

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/06/05/download-windo...

Also added - For thoes who are bitc___. Do your homework before letting your mouth overload your A double S.
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November 26, 2009 3:18:56 AM

It is not so much installing a new email client, that is easy part, what peeved me off is not warning it was going to kill your outlook and make your saved emails unaccessible, there are a few emails that I left in outlook to print when time came to use the emails (ticket confirmations in december) but now they are gone, unless someone can inform me that they are still there and I can get them back.

my upgrade was on a acer thats came with a free upgrade to 7 after it was released. wether OEM upgrade discs are differant because there was no back up reminders no email deltion notices just disc in press upgrade and away it went , 1 hour 37 minutes later after several reboots it vinished install.
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November 30, 2009 5:24:13 AM

V01 said:
I have just installed Windows 7 and so far so good.

But I have no email. I cannot find any icon/program for it.

Any idea?.


Regards. Thanks.


Its very simple to use "Windows Mail" in Win7.
All what you need is the original Windows Mail Files from the "Vista OS".
When you have this files you can overwrite the Win7-Files in the programm directory in Win7.
But before you do that, you have to chance the "TrustedInstaller-Account" to the actual user. Thats all

Uuups, sorry too late :-(
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December 3, 2009 9:04:58 PM

So long Outlook Express

Bad news awaits all of you--including myself--with Windows 7 and who want
Outlook Express for storing our email msgs. on our private computers and our
ISP's website, rather than at some free public central location.

Single Left the start button.
Left click the option Help and Support.
The 'Windows Help and Support' window appears.
At the top of this window is a small rectangular search window.
In the search window type "Outlook Express".
Next, left click the search button which is located in the right corner
of the search window.
A new window appears with a list entitled "6 Results for Outlook Express".
Click on the first topic.

If you want Outlook Express you will need either your credit card or your check book,
compliments of Bill Gates and associates.
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December 3, 2009 10:07:41 PM

shermand said:
Full disclosure: I work for Postbox, and I'm hoping a small product plug won't offend.

If you're looking for a new email client for Windows 7, we hope that you will try Postbox. It works on Windows 7, and has a great look and feel, and really terrific search capabilities that makes it fast and easy to find messages, attachments, photos and links. - http://www.getpostbox.com



1) How much will Postbox set me back?

2) Will Post mark accept the importation of my email
files from Outlook Express running on XP?

thank you
winjisunka
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December 3, 2009 10:15:11 PM

wilton said:
I read on the MS webssite about W7 that the Windows Live Mail is we-based - is this correct? or is there a standalone programme. I just want to know i can re-create Windows Mail (or something similar) in W7. If its web-based or linked to Yahoo, they can forget it... can anyone let me know before i pay to upgrade from Vista

Also does anyone know if i lose MS Office?

many thanks!!



First of all, there is no charge for upgrading to Win 7 from Vista.
Just be sure to follow the instructions found on
your pc's web site.

And yes, Windows Live Mail is web-based.
According to MS, live mail does not store
emails on our computers.

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December 3, 2009 10:55:09 PM

newstang said:
I just downloaded and installed windows 7, I must say I was worried of a usual upgrade for windows OS, usually, it never works and you must re format full insatll. Amazing!, it actually upgraded witout a hitch, all my software oics and music is all there!.
I switched to Mozilla Thunderbird long ago, so just go download that. Microsoft mail sucks anyway.

I also purchased a mac and guess what, the mail softare that came with it, did not work for me, It cant log into my servers to send mail, even after spending 2 hours with level 3 tech. I downloaded thunderbird for that one as well, No problems!

One thing that burns ma ass about macs is it does not have the Desktop Icon, you need to minimze all the windows.

Guess what, I cant find it here on the new windows 7 either, WHERE THE HELL IS IT!, i want it back ;-)



Are you certain that Mozilla Thunderbird is compatible and runs smoothly with Windows 7?
If yes, will Mozilla Thunderbird read my stored outlook email files?

Thank you.
wanjisunka
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December 4, 2009 1:27:12 PM

Scotteq said:
Either that or Microsoft listened to cries of "Bloat" from the users/press, threats of Monopoly suits from companies with their own eMail programs, and perhaps their own telemetry saying that a lot of users use 3rd party apps anyhow... So they removed that function from the OS, and made it available to download for free for anyone who wants it. Solves a bunch of problems at once.


Though I guess the tinfoil hat does serve to keep the coffee warm... :sarcastic: 



Sorry Scotteq

Microsoft Outlook Express is not free. Prices start at $100 compliments of Steven Ballmer and associates.

Wanjisunka
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 7, 2009 12:17:20 AM

bhowell said:
No clue on that. I use webmail. Did you go into Add/Remove programs, then Add/Remove windows components and see if it was installed yet? I don't remember seeing it installed by default on the install I did last Friday.

You had no clue, but you replied anyway?

What was it that you were trying to contribute to the discussion?

Back on topic, this is very like MS ducking out of the fax industry in the 90s to throw business to Symantec. Not that it was by any pre-arrangement, or collusion, or anything.

Meanwhile, you're being shifted to a web-based product to make it cheaper to use you as a gamma-tester.

Don't like it? My recommendation is to go find a hard-working freeware or shareware provider, give them your support, and reduce your dependence on the MS empire. One of those may turn out to be like that obscure fledgling search engine with the calming, nearly-all-white screen.

Just a thought,
dp
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a b $ Windows 7
December 17, 2009 3:58:05 PM

rastus15 said:
Simple chum; there is none! Download Windows Live Mail; it's free and supported by Win 7 otherwise look at Outlook which is my preference :??: 




We have loaded on Windows 7 and use outlook, but when trying to follow a hyperlink from web page it gives us a message 'this operation has been cancelled due to retrstions in effect on this computer' its a home computer and not linked to any one else.

please help
PFS
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December 27, 2009 4:57:14 AM

One does not get an email client 'built in' Win 7 as was with previous Windows versions which is a pity, but don't go with the automatic download of Windows Live Mail; it's a heap of crap, unlike Windows Mail which is/was the Vista client and a beauty!
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