Re: Windows Live, Windows Live Beta, Windows Mail, Outook Express :-)


N. Miller

On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 22:43:02 -0700, Bruce wrote:

> Does someone have a concise summary of the relationships between these
> versions of mail. I am currently using Window Live Mail Desktop client
> version 12.0.1184. To be clear the help about diaglog box only says Windws
> Live Mail and doesnt' mention any reference of being a beta or desktop.
> I use to use Outlook Express which started showing symptons of not being
> able to connect so I upgrated to the Windonws Live beta and then (I thought)
> to the RTM version.
> Now there is the brower based version which is again different?

Windows Live: The catchall for a series of related products. More here:

Windows Live Beta: You probably mean, "Windows Live Mail beta", the stand
alone client which is currently out of beta at version 12.0.1606. Supposed
to be the replacement for MS Outlook Express 6 (Windows XP, SP2) and Windows
Mail (Windows Vista).

Windows Mail: The client included with the Windows Vista operating system.

MS Outlook Express 6: The client included with Windows XP, SP2; part of MS
Internet Explorer 6.

> So here are the issues:
> 1) I have a good deal of email messages in the Version 12.0.1182 Windows
> Live Mail Storage Folders.
> 2) I no longer can sync using the Version 12.0.1184 Windows Live Mail client
> (Desktop?) as I get the following error message:
> Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. There is an error
> synchronizing your mail account. Please verify your account has been
> configured correctly by first accessing your mail on the web. Server:
> '', Protocol:
> HTTPMail, Server Response: 'Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException'
> was thrown.', Port: 80, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 5102, Error Number:
> 0x8DE00002

Download the latest version of Windows Live Mail here:

This installer will start out with two pre-checked boxes, unrelated to
Windows Live Mail. Read the popup carefully, and decide if you really want
those items, or not. They are not necessary, and I unchecked them when I ran
it. After which, you advance through a couple more pop up menus. When you
get to the menu for installing products, read carefully again. If all you
want is Windows Live Mail, check only that product, and nothing else. As
long as you have not got major problems with the current version of Windows
Live Mail, the latest version will install over. The message store should be
in the same place; but you should back up the old message store anyway. Just
in case.

> 3) How do I get these email messages out of Windows Live Destop Storage
> Folders into the "New" web based only Window Live?

No need to do that; but if you want to do that, you add your Windows Live
Hotmail account in Windows Live Mail (it should automatically select the
correct HTTP Mail servers). Then you just drag and drop, or use File > Menu

> Move (or Copy).

> Thanks for any clarificaiton and help in advance...

Hopefully, that helps.

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