I don''t know how to navigate this message board. But I hope I am close enough. I have a problem with Windows Mail (for my Vista system). The problem is simply this: I use two web-based emails (Yahoo and Earthlink). In both cases, I must keep my emails on-line for a long time -several years. I need to have portable access to them even when I am away from my computer. I can't be alone in this.
Yet I also want to use the Windows Mail successor to Outlook. I can't figure out an intelligent way to use this program with my needs. Because I keep email on the servers, each time I download the new emails I copy the older ones first. I now have three sets of copies of the older emails, which I then have to manually delete from Windows Mail. There must be a better way!
First, is it possible to download messages from most recent to older, so that I can stop the downloading when it gets to mail I already have downloaded?
Second is it possible to put a 'range' of time that I want to download mail (i.e. backwards, say until 2010 but not further)?
Third is it possible to delete the multiple copies of emails on Web Mail that I have so that I do not have the duplicates, but do not have to remove them -very laboriously- by going through my entire folder on Web Mail? Is there some automatic way to do this or is there a program or function I can use?