"Emilio2000" <Emilio2000.email@example.com> wrote in message
> Can Live Mail handle Groups (mailing lists) any better than Windows Mail
I don't know. I have never used Windows Mail
and I don't need to use mailing lists.
Apparently WLMail doesn't use the WAB any more
but something called Windows Live Contacts...
In the Edit menu it provides Edit a group...
In the Help about that feature it says: http://help.live.com/help.aspx?mkt=e...c_koob_sserdda
You can organize the contacts in your Windows Live Mail
address book (A list of contacts, that contains the names,
addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
of each of your contacts. If you're signed in with a Windows Live ID,
Windows Live Mail uses the contacts list associated with
your Windows Live ID.) into groups so that you can send e-mail
to everyone in a group at the same time. You can create multiple groups,
and contacts can belong to more than one group.
> "Upgrading" from Windows XP Address Book (Outlook Express) to Windows
> Vista Mail Contacts turned out to be a DOWNGRADE. We gained the ability
> to add photos, but our ability to work with Groups (mailing lists) was
> downgraded. So, I am looking for alternatives.
> I have over 20 different Groups set up. In the good old Outlook Express
> Address Book, I could open a Contact and in the "Other" tab. I could see
> a list of all the Groups that the person belongs to.
> In Windows Mail Contacts. I successfully imported all my Contacts and
> Groups. But, is there any way to find out which Groups a person belongs
> to? It's too time consuming to manually search through each of my 20
What do you mean by "manually search"?
I don't have enough contacts coded to know exactly what it does
but there is a Find a group box in the Select a Group dialog.
Its tooltip says: Start typing to find contacts containing any term or number.
Instead of typing I would try copy and paste or drag and drop
but I haven't any way of testing those ideas right now.
> The Help section claims that Windows Mail has all the features of
> Outlook Express. but the list of Groups a person belongs to is obviously
> missing. It looks like Microsoft is selling us a degraded product.
> So, before I invest hours of my time in migrating to Live Mail, can
> anyone answer these questions?
> 1. Can Live Mail display which Groups a person belongs to?
My guess: probably, by typing (or pasting) in that Find a group dialog.
> 2. Can Live Mail export both Contacts and Groups (preserving all the
> Groups that have been set up)? I would like to be able to export
> everything, both for backup purposes as well as to share my Contacts
> list with other people (on other computers).
That doesn't look very likely. The help says contacts
can be exported as .vcf or .csv files.
Export was not a linked function in the help either.
I had to search to find it.
> 3. Can the exported contacts from Live Mail be imported into Windows
> Address Book (on Windows XP computers), and preserve all the Groups?
> 4. Can Live Mail import Groups (as well as individual contacts) from
> both Windows Address Book and from Windows Mail Contacts?
> If the answer to most of the above is NO, then I would like to plead
> with Microsoft to simply let us use Outlook Express in Windows Vista.
> Why did they have to mess with a good thing? Who was the idiot who
> decided to discard Outlook Express in favor of Windows Mail?