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With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

  1. #1


    Jdr Guest

    With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will
    flourish

    Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader default.
    Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and news
    reading
    applications?

    I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Doug Guest

    Re: With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    I have been using WLM for the last three months - long enough to give it a
    fair chance of impressing me. I am using the latest version. Like you I find
    it clumsy and awkward. It is also inclined to leave me looking at the
    spinner and, randomly, a message saying it's not responding. Even Windows
    Task Manager is sometimes reluctant to 'End task'. Windows Mail suited me
    fine. I am currently looking at replacements including Thunderbird.

    I hope I'm wrong but I don't see that Microsoft has left a way for users of
    WLM to transfer their messages, contacts and account settings from WLM to
    Thunderbird or any other email client.

    "Jdr" <jd.ross@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:u#K5v4YGKHA.1340@xxxxxx

    > With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will
    > flourish
    >
    > Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    > this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader default.
    > Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and news
    > reading
    > applications?
    >
    > I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    > most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    I've been using Windows Live Mail for 30 months, and I can assure
    you that seeing a spinning cursor or 'not responding' behavior is
    not normal. So, there is something else going on with your system
    that is causing the problem.

    If you decide to switch to Thunderbird, I believe it has an
    Import/Export add-on that can be used to import .eml messages.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen


    "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OF6dUD0GKHA.4168@xxxxxx

    >I have been using WLM for the last three months - long enough to give it a
    > fair chance of impressing me. I am using the latest version. Like you I find
    > it clumsy and awkward. It is also inclined to leave me looking at the
    > spinner and, randomly, a message saying it's not responding. Even Windows
    > Task Manager is sometimes reluctant to 'End task'. Windows Mail suited me
    > fine. I am currently looking at replacements including Thunderbird.
    >
    > I hope I'm wrong but I don't see that Microsoft has left a way for users of
    > WLM to transfer their messages, contacts and account settings from WLM to
    > Thunderbird or any other email client.
    >
    > "Jdr" <jd.ross@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:u#K5v4YGKHA.1340@xxxxxx

    >> With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will
    >> flourish
    >>
    >> Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    >> this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader default.
    >> Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and news
    >> reading
    >> applications?
    >>
    >> I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    >> most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    ...winston Guest

    Re: With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    Windows Live Mail is capable of exporting the following:
    Messages to *.eml files
    Account settings to *.iaf files
    Contacts to *.csv file or each contact to a vcf file


    Any other program would have to have an import function and engine to accommodate the above or support use of a third party utility
    to do the same.

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OF6dUD0GKHA.4168@xxxxxx

    > I have been using WLM for the last three months - long enough to give it a fair chance of impressing me. I am using the latest
    > version. Like you I find it clumsy and awkward. It is also inclined to leave me looking at the spinner and, randomly, a message
    > saying it's not responding. Even Windows Task Manager is sometimes reluctant to 'End task'. Windows Mail suited me fine. I am
    > currently looking at replacements including Thunderbird.
    >
    > I hope I'm wrong but I don't see that Microsoft has left a way for users of WLM to transfer their messages, contacts and account
    > settings from WLM to Thunderbird or any other email client.
    >
    > "Jdr" <jd.ross@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:u#K5v4YGKHA.1340@xxxxxx

    >> With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish
    >>
    >> Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    >> this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader default.
    >> Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and news reading
    >> applications?
    >>
    >> I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    >> most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Doug Guest

    Re: With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    Thanks - Doug

    "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eyBMxz3GKHA.1252@xxxxxx

    > I've been using Windows Live Mail for 30 months, and I can assure
    > you that seeing a spinning cursor or 'not responding' behavior is
    > not normal. So, there is something else going on with your system
    > that is causing the problem.
    >
    > If you decide to switch to Thunderbird, I believe it has an
    > Import/Export add-on that can be used to import .eml messages.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen
    >
    >
    > "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OF6dUD0GKHA.4168@xxxxxx

    >>I have been using WLM for the last three months - long enough to give it a
    >> fair chance of impressing me. I am using the latest version. Like you I
    >> find
    >> it clumsy and awkward. It is also inclined to leave me looking at the
    >> spinner and, randomly, a message saying it's not responding. Even Windows
    >> Task Manager is sometimes reluctant to 'End task'. Windows Mail suited me
    >> fine. I am currently looking at replacements including Thunderbird.
    >>
    >> I hope I'm wrong but I don't see that Microsoft has left a way for users
    >> of
    >> WLM to transfer their messages, contacts and account settings from WLM to
    >> Thunderbird or any other email client.
    >>
    >> "Jdr" <jd.ross@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:u#K5v4YGKHA.1340@xxxxxx

    >>> With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will
    >>> flourish
    >>>
    >>> Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    >>> this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader
    >>> default.
    >>> Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and
    >>> news
    >>> reading
    >>> applications?
    >>>
    >>> I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    >>> most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Doug Guest

    Re: With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    Thanks - Doug

    "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ehkM3Y8GKHA.4552@xxxxxx

    > Windows Live Mail is capable of exporting the following:
    > Messages to *.eml files
    > Account settings to *.iaf files
    > Contacts to *.csv file or each contact to a vcf file
    >
    >
    > Any other program would have to have an import function and engine to
    > accommodate the above or support use of a third party utility to do the
    > same.
    >
    > --
    > ...winston
    > ms-mvp mail
    >
    > "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OF6dUD0GKHA.4168@xxxxxx

    >> I have been using WLM for the last three months - long enough to give it
    >> a fair chance of impressing me. I am using the latest version. Like you I
    >> find it clumsy and awkward. It is also inclined to leave me looking at
    >> the spinner and, randomly, a message saying it's not responding. Even
    >> Windows Task Manager is sometimes reluctant to 'End task'. Windows Mail
    >> suited me fine. I am currently looking at replacements including
    >> Thunderbird.
    >>
    >> I hope I'm wrong but I don't see that Microsoft has left a way for users
    >> of WLM to transfer their messages, contacts and account settings from WLM
    >> to Thunderbird or any other email client.
    >>
    >> "Jdr" <jd.ross@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:u#K5v4YGKHA.1340@xxxxxx

    >>> With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will
    >>> flourish
    >>>
    >>> Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    >>> this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader
    >>> default.
    >>> Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and
    >>> news reading
    >>> applications?
    >>>
    >>> I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    >>> most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    You're very welcome, Doug.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen


    "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OoL$F$dHKHA.1340@xxxxxx

    > Thanks - Doug
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eyBMxz3GKHA.1252@xxxxxx

    >> I've been using Windows Live Mail for 30 months, and I can assure
    >> you that seeing a spinning cursor or 'not responding' behavior is
    >> not normal. So, there is something else going on with your system
    >> that is causing the problem.
    >>
    >> If you decide to switch to Thunderbird, I believe it has an
    >> Import/Export add-on that can be used to import .eml messages.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen
    >>
    >>
    >> "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:OF6dUD0GKHA.4168@xxxxxx

    >>>I have been using WLM for the last three months - long enough to give it a
    >>> fair chance of impressing me. I am using the latest version. Like you I
    >>> find
    >>> it clumsy and awkward. It is also inclined to leave me looking at the
    >>> spinner and, randomly, a message saying it's not responding. Even Windows
    >>> Task Manager is sometimes reluctant to 'End task'. Windows Mail suited me
    >>> fine. I am currently looking at replacements including Thunderbird.
    >>>
    >>> I hope I'm wrong but I don't see that Microsoft has left a way for users
    >>> of
    >>> WLM to transfer their messages, contacts and account settings from WLM to
    >>> Thunderbird or any other email client.
    >>>
    >>> "Jdr" <jd.ross@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:u#K5v4YGKHA.1340@xxxxxx
    >>>> With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will
    >>>> flourish
    >>>>
    >>>> Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    >>>> this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader
    >>>> default.
    >>>> Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and
    >>>> news
    >>>> reading
    >>>> applications?
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    >>>> most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.
    >>>
    >>>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    ...winston Guest

    Re: With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will flourish

    You're welcome.

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OQ0YG$dHKHA.1340@xxxxxx

    > Thanks - Doug
    >
    > "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ehkM3Y8GKHA.4552@xxxxxx

    >> Windows Live Mail is capable of exporting the following:
    >> Messages to *.eml files
    >> Account settings to *.iaf files
    >> Contacts to *.csv file or each contact to a vcf file
    >>
    >>
    >> Any other program would have to have an import function and engine to
    >> accommodate the above or support use of a third party utility to do the
    >> same.
    >>
    >> --
    >> ...winston
    >> ms-mvp mail
    >>
    >> "Doug" <doug@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:OF6dUD0GKHA.4168@xxxxxx

    >>> I have been using WLM for the last three months - long enough to give it
    >>> a fair chance of impressing me. I am using the latest version. Like you I
    >>> find it clumsy and awkward. It is also inclined to leave me looking at
    >>> the spinner and, randomly, a message saying it's not responding. Even
    >>> Windows Task Manager is sometimes reluctant to 'End task'. Windows Mail
    >>> suited me fine. I am currently looking at replacements including
    >>> Thunderbird.
    >>>
    >>> I hope I'm wrong but I don't see that Microsoft has left a way for users
    >>> of WLM to transfer their messages, contacts and account settings from WLM
    >>> to Thunderbird or any other email client.
    >>>
    >>> "Jdr" <jd.ross@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:u#K5v4YGKHA.1340@xxxxxx
    >>>> With Windows Live Mail clumsiness and awkwardness - Thunderbird 3 will
    >>>> flourish
    >>>>
    >>>> Microsoft is stubborn and def on users suggestion and demands
    >>>> this opens the fields for Thunderbird 3 as a mail & news reader
    >>>> default.
    >>>> Is this beginning of end MS prosperity and rule in mail client and
    >>>> news reading
    >>>> applications?
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm using Windows 7 which is OK - but Windows Live Mail is the
    >>>> most user unfriendly application Microsoft ever produced.
    >>>
    >>>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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