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Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Sly, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Sly

    Sly Guest

    I have windows Vista. As I never use outlook express it did not bother me
    that I did not have it until recently. I now need the use of Outlook
    Express(windows mail) but I do not have the program. It was not included with
    my pc when I bought it and is not in the Vista package. Just recently I
    bought Microsoft Office 2007 and it has the UPGRADE for outlook but not the
    original program. When I do a search for Windows Mail it shows it but it does
    not allow me to short cut it nor use it for email. I have to continually go
    searching for it among my programs on the pc. I have tried to find a download
    place ( I do not want to pay for it again as the upgrade was included with MO
    2007. Can anyone help me please.
    Sly, Jun 8, 2010
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  2. Sly

    mac Guest

    "Sly" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have windows Vista. As I never use outlook express it did not bother me
    > that I did not have it until recently. I now need the use of Outlook
    > Express(windows mail) but I do not have the program. It was not included
    > with
    > my pc when I bought it and is not in the Vista package. Just recently I
    > bought Microsoft Office 2007 and it has the UPGRADE for outlook but not
    > the
    > original program. When I do a search for Windows Mail it shows it but it
    > does
    > not allow me to short cut it nor use it for email. I have to continually
    > go
    > searching for it among my programs on the pc. I have tried to find a
    > download
    > place ( I do not want to pay for it again as the upgrade was included with
    > MO
    > 2007. Can anyone help me please.



    Outlook Express will not work in Vista, it came with earlier operating
    systems such as XP & W98.
    MS Office Outlook is not an upgrade of Outlook Express.
    You can't download Windows Mail it comes with Vista.

    Tell us what happens when you try to use Windows Mail?
    Have you downloaded Windows Live Mail, (another mail application)?


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/citizenship/safeandsecure/parentadvice/default.mspx
    mac, Jun 8, 2010
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    Cheri Guest

    "Sly" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have windows Vista. As I never use outlook express it did not bother me
    > that I did not have it until recently. I now need the use of Outlook
    > Express(windows mail) but I do not have the program. It was not included
    > with


    It always bothered me. I find Windows Mail to be a PITA with things like
    forgetting email addys all the time, just to name one annoyance. I never
    once had these kind of problems with OE.

    Cheri
    Cheri, Jun 8, 2010
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  4. Sly

    Dave Guest

    Windows Mail only "remembers" the last 29 email addresses that you Typed in.
    These are stored in the Registry.
    The auto-complete function only looks at this list, not your stored
    contacts.



    --
    Dave N.
    MS-MVP (Mail)
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    http://download.live.com/wlmail



    "Cheri" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Sly" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have windows Vista. As I never use outlook express it did not bother me
    >> that I did not have it until recently. I now need the use of Outlook
    >> Express(windows mail) but I do not have the program. It was not included
    >> with

    >
    > It always bothered me. I find Windows Mail to be a PITA with things like
    > forgetting email addys all the time, just to name one annoyance. I never
    > once had these kind of problems with OE.
    >
    > Cheri
    Dave, Jun 8, 2010
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  5. Sly

    Cheri Guest

    "Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Windows Mail only "remembers" the last 29 email addresses that you Typed
    > in. These are stored in the Registry.
    > The auto-complete function only looks at this list, not your stored
    > contacts.


    I know, but I don't like it. It's silly to me.

    Cheri
    Cheri, Jun 8, 2010
    #5
  6. Windows Mail is only included with Vista. It can't be downloaded.
    Are you sure you don't have Windows 7? Your description of the non-
    functioning Windows Mail sounds just like it behaves in Windows 7.

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)


    "Sly" wrote in message news:...

    I have windows Vista. As I never use outlook express it did not bother me
    that I did not have it until recently. I now need the use of Outlook
    Express(windows mail) but I do not have the program. It was not included with
    my pc when I bought it and is not in the Vista package. Just recently I
    bought Microsoft Office 2007 and it has the UPGRADE for outlook but not the
    original program. When I do a search for Windows Mail it shows it but it does
    not allow me to short cut it nor use it for email. I have to continually go
    searching for it among my programs on the pc. I have tried to find a download
    place ( I do not want to pay for it again as the upgrade was included with MO
    2007. Can anyone help me please.
    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Jun 9, 2010
    #6
  7. go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\Winmail.exe and double click on it to start the program.

    steve

    "Sly" <> wrote in message news:...
    >I have windows Vista. As I never use outlook express it did not bother me
    > that I did not have it until recently. I now need the use of Outlook
    > Express(windows mail) but I do not have the program. It was not included with
    > my pc when I bought it and is not in the Vista package. Just recently I
    > bought Microsoft Office 2007 and it has the UPGRADE for outlook but not the
    > original program. When I do a search for Windows Mail it shows it but it does
    > not allow me to short cut it nor use it for email. I have to continually go
    > searching for it among my programs on the pc. I have tried to find a download
    > place ( I do not want to pay for it again as the upgrade was included with MO
    > 2007. Can anyone help me please.
    Steve Cochran, Jun 9, 2010
    #7
  8. Sly

    Mark Elmy Guest

    Shipped with Windows Vista is Microsoft Mail - not Outlook express and as
    you didn't have it you wont miss it.
    I think basically you're looking for the wrong target - look for windows
    mail in programs.
    I think you need to read the MS mail setup.
    Creating a shortcut should be easy - right click on menu item and you should
    be prompted for a desktop shortcut.

    MS Office comes with MS outlook ( not outlook express!) outlook is a far
    more developed suite of integrated programs which includes reminders for
    everything!

    --


    Cheers
    Mark

    "Sly" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have windows Vista. As I never use outlook express it did not bother me
    > that I did not have it until recently. I now need the use of Outlook
    > Express(windows mail) but I do not have the program. It was not included
    > with
    > my pc when I bought it and is not in the Vista package. Just recently I
    > bought Microsoft Office 2007 and it has the UPGRADE for outlook but not
    > the
    > original program. When I do a search for Windows Mail it shows it but it
    > does
    > not allow me to short cut it nor use it for email. I have to continually
    > go
    > searching for it among my programs on the pc. I have tried to find a
    > download
    > place ( I do not want to pay for it again as the upgrade was included with
    > MO
    > 2007. Can anyone help me please.
    Mark Elmy, Jun 17, 2010
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