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windows mail - bring back outlook express

  1. #1


    *Darren* Guest

    windows mail - bring back outlook express

    I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.

    Windows Mail just isn't the same.

    So far:

    Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.

    *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the old
    days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    "purge".

    Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except that
    if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the "deleted
    items" are still in my inbox.

    If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear in
    deleted items in web mail.

    what on earth is going on?

    Darren


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  2. #2


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    there is a free program called HotPop for retrieving hotmail from within WM.

    search for hotmail popper.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:877FE328-2D05-49B1-BA98-68E54ACCA339@microsoft.com...
    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    Thanks, I don't suppose you know any *free* programs that do this as well do ya?

    I like free.

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:%23LNW9ivRHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    there is a free program called HotPop for retrieving hotmail from within WM.

    search for hotmail popper.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:877FE328-2D05-49B1-BA98-68E54ACCA339@microsoft.com...
    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    Hotmail popper is free.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:ubOAJmvRHHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Thanks, I don't suppose you know any *free* programs that do this as well do ya?

    I like free.

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:%23LNW9ivRHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    there is a free program called HotPop for retrieving hotmail from within WM.

    search for hotmail popper.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:877FE328-2D05-49B1-BA98-68E54ACCA339@microsoft.com...
    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    Hotmail popper shows that it will only collect or send up to 100 mails then they want $17.95 to continue using it.


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OG504NyRHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    Hotmail popper is free.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:ubOAJmvRHHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Thanks, I don't suppose you know any *free* programs that do this as well do ya?

    I like free.

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:%23LNW9ivRHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    there is a free program called HotPop for retrieving hotmail from within WM.

    search for hotmail popper.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:877FE328-2D05-49B1-BA98-68E54ACCA339@microsoft.com...
    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    must be trying the wrong program, the one I use if FREE and is READ only.
    http://www.boolean.ca/hotpop/



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:A822863B-8522-422D-8AC0-DCAF4389F351@microsoft.com...
    Hotmail popper shows that it will only collect or send up to 100 mails then they want $17.95 to continue using it.


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OG504NyRHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    Hotmail popper is free.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:ubOAJmvRHHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Thanks, I don't suppose you know any *free* programs that do this as well do ya?

    I like free.

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:%23LNW9ivRHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    there is a free program called HotPop for retrieving hotmail from within WM.

    search for hotmail popper.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:877FE328-2D05-49B1-BA98-68E54ACCA339@microsoft.com...
    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Michal Kawecki Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition)
    >and i hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders


    I have three very big IMAP accounts and WM never crashed with those. The
    only problem I've observed is when I move mails from one folder or
    account to another; when this operation take longer than 60 seconds then
    WM show me a message "your mailserver do not responded... etc.". But I
    still think it is more a problem with my Surgemail mailserver than WM.

    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In
    > the old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had
    > to do was "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail,
    > the "deleted items" are still in my inbox.


    You can restore that "old" delete method: go to Options ==> Advanced ==>
    IMAP==> Use the "Deleted" folders with IMAP accounts.

    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically
    > appear in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?


    I think your webmail has it's own message store.
    --
    Michal Kawecki [MS-MVP]
    Warsaw, PL


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  9. #9


    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    <quote>
    The trial is fully functional but will expire after you upload and download 100 messages. If
    you choose to purchase Hotmail Popper, the cost is $17.50.
    </quote>


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:%23q4vgD6RHHA.4260@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    must be trying the wrong program, the one I use if FREE and is READ only.
    http://www.boolean.ca/hotpop/



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:A822863B-8522-422D-8AC0-DCAF4389F351@microsoft.com...
    Hotmail popper shows that it will only collect or send up to 100 mails then they want $17.95
    to continue using it.


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:OG504NyRHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    Hotmail popper is free.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:ubOAJmvRHHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Thanks, I don't suppose you know any *free* programs that do this as well do ya?

    I like free.

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:%23LNW9ivRHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    there is a free program called HotPop for retrieving hotmail from within WM.

    search for hotmail popper.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:877FE328-2D05-49B1-BA98-68E54ACCA339@microsoft.com...
    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: windows mail - bring back outlook express

    so uninstall and reinstall it at that point.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message news:OMO$nT6RHHA.4384@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    <quote>
    The trial is fully functional but will expire after you upload and download 100 messages. If
    you choose to purchase Hotmail Popper, the cost is $17.50.
    </quote>


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:%23q4vgD6RHHA.4260@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    must be trying the wrong program, the one I use if FREE and is READ only.
    http://www.boolean.ca/hotpop/



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:A822863B-8522-422D-8AC0-DCAF4389F351@microsoft.com...
    Hotmail popper shows that it will only collect or send up to 100 mails then they want $17.95
    to continue using it.


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:OG504NyRHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    Hotmail popper is free.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:ubOAJmvRHHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Thanks, I don't suppose you know any *free* programs that do this as well do ya?

    I like free.

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:%23LNW9ivRHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    there is a free program called HotPop for retrieving hotmail from within WM.

    search for hotmail popper.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:877FE328-2D05-49B1-BA98-68E54ACCA339@microsoft.com...
    The think I miss most about OE was it's ability to use it for my hotmail
    accounts. Apparently Microsoft must want me to go to their hotmail site to
    collect my email now so that I can view the adverts instead of letting me
    continue to collect my hotmail through the windows mail program.

    More than likely I'll probably just lose the hotmail accounts because I
    never remember to go to hotmail to check my mail when I've been doing it for
    years in outlook express and it's been great that way. I really don't care
    for web mail, but since outlook express allowed me to continue to check my
    hotmail in it, I kept the accounts.

    "*Darren*" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
    news:45c35ccd$0$137$7b0f0fd3@reader.news.newnet.co.uk...
    >I have been using Windows Vista for a few days now (business edition) and i
    >hate to say it, but I really miss outlook express.
    >
    > Windows Mail just isn't the same.
    >
    > So far:
    >
    > Windows Mail seems to struggle with IMAP accounts.
    >
    > *Has crashed everyday whilst checking IMAP folders
    > *Seems to totally confuse and mess around with deleted messages - In the
    > old days of outlook express i could delete emails then all i had to do was
    > "purge".
    >
    > Now, they get moved to Deleted items folder. This would be fine except
    > that if I view my IMAP folders with another program or via web mail, the
    > "deleted items" are still in my inbox.
    >
    > If i tell windows mail to empty deleted items, they then magically appear
    > in deleted items in web mail.
    >
    > what on earth is going on?
    >
    > Darren



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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