There seem to be a few things you have misunderstood. My comments inline...
"Andrew Niklaus" <pcinfo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Is this not the WLM Desktop discussion / help newsgroup? As opposed to the
> web-based WLM?
This newsgroup is dedicated to the mail and news client called Windows Live
Mail (which I choose to abbreviate to WLMail to avoid confusion with Windows
Live Messenger). It used to have the "desktop" suffix, but that was dropped
almost a year ago even though it lives on in the name of this forum. Beta
versions of what is now known as Windows Live Hotmail were for a time known
as Windows Live Mail, but no longer. I suppose that that is the "web-based
WLM" you refer to.
> Well, if you say that WLM is only for web-based HTTP email accounts and
> such ----
winston said that "Windows Live Mail only synchronizes mail and contacts
with web based Http accounts (Msn, Live, and Hotmail.com)." The operative
word here is "synchronizes", meaning that the client replicates what is on
the server and vice versa - including sent mail, junk, contacts and so on.
IMAP accounts synchronize messages, too, but POP3/SMTP are one-way services
to receive and send mail respectively.
> then why DID Microsoft "forced" the replacement of my two computers'
> Outlook Express with Live Mail Desktop (client)?
As you say later on, you elected to install WLMail; when you did so, it
tried to establish itself as your default email and news client, which was
presumably Outlook Express previously. It has not 'replaced' OE, just
removed the shortcuts to it from your Start menu etc. You can always start
it from All programs or by running msimn.exe, and you can run it
concurrently with WLMail - although I can't see why anyone would want to.
Just make sure that your settings on the Advanced tab of each account's
Properties sheet are as you want them if you want to download POP mail to
> After the WLM<OE replacement, I found that I could not even retrieve old
> messages from .DBX files. Until last week, I could retrieve mail merely by
> creating a new folder in the same filename as the old DBX archive file I
> want to access. Exit Outlook Express, swap the files around, open OE again
> and presto, I could view all archived messages in that particular DBX
I have not tried importing messages from OE, but others have had no problem
with it. You have Storage folders in WLMail (View > Layout > Folder pane >
Show Storage folders) precisely to provide somewhere to archive messages. In
File > Import > Messages, you can specify which folders to import. You may
want to compact the OE folders before trying the Import function - this will
rectify many corruptions in the .dbx files, which is one of the reasons why
WLMail stores each message as a separate .eml file. Corruption will then
only affect that one file, not a whole database like .dbx.
Once you have imported all your old messages into WLMail and learnt to find
your way around it, you can forget about OE.
> "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Windows Live Mail only synchronizes mail and contacts with web based Http
>> accounts(Msn, Live, and Hotmail.com). Those same http accounts and
>> contacts accessible in WLM are also accessible via the Hotmail user web
>> based interface(mail.live.com formerly hotmail.com)
>> WLM does not sync email and contacts with standard pop3 email accounts,
>> those most isp's that provide pop3 accounts also provide a web based user
>> interface for sending and retrieving mail and accessible from different
>> internet capable computers on the planet. Contact sync with the
>> home-based local email client is usually not an option.
>> ms-mvp windows live mail
>> "Dirk TechFactory" <Dirk TechFactory@xxxxxx> wrote in
>> message news:691291FD-E0FA-4CB1-94E8-41CF90A74A3D@xxxxxx
>>> Is there any possibility to import Outlook pst files?
>>> My outlook 2007 in Vista is extremely slow while WLM seems much faster.
>>> Is there any plan to make WLM webbased so we can access from different
>>> computers all around the world?
>>> That would be a very nice product!