32 bit Vista Ultimate to 64 bit Vista Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by wayneP, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. wayneP

    wayneP Guest

    I just migrated to 64 bit Vista and I have Windows Mail. When I was using 32
    bit Vista I had all my Hotmail folders, newsgroups, calendar, etc. when I
    selected the Mail icon. Is there a way to migrate Hotmail to Windows Mail,
    or a way to replace Windows Mail with what I had when I was using 32 bit

    I had IE 8 with 32 bit and I have IE 8 with 64 bit.

    wayneP, Nov 19, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    Dave, Nov 19, 2009
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  3. wayneP

    wayneP Guest

    Thanx, Dave.

    But this doesn't allow me to do what I want. I don't want to launch Hotmail
    from the "Mail" icon. I want to be able to access my Hotmail folders in
    Windows Mail. I was able to do this previously and I think my wife still can
    on her machine. I'll check her machine later and post back.

    There must have been a time when clicking on Add an Email account in Windows
    Mail allowed one to add web based email accounts which doesn't seem to be an
    option anymore.

    wayneP, Nov 19, 2009
  4. wayneP

    Dave Guest

    Windows Mail cannot access http email accounts, like Hotmail.
    You can use the newer Windows Live Mail to access your Hotmail account, like
    you did with OE...
    -- or --
    you can use Windows Mail to access Hotmail's POP3 servers (email is
    downloaded to your computer and removed from the server).

    the required settings are here... try 587 for the Outgoing port...

    However, Windows Mail is hard-coded to reject Hotmail/Live/MSN accounts.
    But you can fool it by entering a fake email address (), and
    then changing it to your real address ().
    Dave, Nov 20, 2009
  5. You'll still be using Windows Mail 32-bit so you'd set up your Hotmail
    account the same way as you did when you were running Vista 32-bit:

    Use the Configuration Settings on this page:

    NB: Set Outgoing server (SMTP) to Port 587, not Port 25!

    Windows Mail's new account wizard is hard-coded to reject
    and addresses. When you enter your email address during setup,
    use a dummy one (e.g., ). After you've finished, go back
    and change the email address to the correct one.

    [The above courtesy of MVP Gary VanderMolen]
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 20, 2009
  6. wayneP

    wayneP Guest

    Thanx, Dave and Bear,

    I'm setup to receive Hotmail in my Windows Live.

    I checked on my wife's computer and the tray Mail icon indicates Windows
    Live but it is completely different than what I have on this machine. In the
    left pane both our Hotmail accounts are listed and there is a newsgroup,
    calendar, RSS etc. optiom listed. If I click on the calendar it takes me to
    me Hotmail calendarI set the 32 bit Vista machines up several years ago but
    I don't remember having to jump through the current hoops.

    I've been using Hotmail since before it was Microsoft. I've tried most of
    the web email services but we're happy with Hotmail. I think most of those
    bashing Hotmail are doing so not because the others are better but simply
    because it is Microsoft. Having said that I guess I'll never understand how
    these big companies make decisions. Here we have Windows Live blocking
    Hotmail and they're both the same company.


    wayneP, Nov 20, 2009
  7. "Windows Live" is a group name for a whole suite of apps and
    services, see

    So, when you use that phrase, it isn't clear what you mean by it.
    Chances are, you mean Windows Live Mail or Windows Live Hotmail,
    but we can't be sure. Please be precise if you would like more

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)

    Gary VanderMolen \(MS MVP\), Nov 20, 2009
  8. wayneP

    wayneP Guest

    Thanx again to everyone.

    I neglected to open Windows Live Mail download and set it as my default
    mail/news handler.

    I don't know how I overlooked this. I guess I could try to blame it on age -
    the mind and/or eye sight is failing. I'll tell you these "golden years"
    aren't all they're cracked up to be.


    wayneP, Nov 20, 2009
  9. You'll find support for Windows Live Mail (WLMail) in this public newsgroup:

    Via the web-interface:

    Via your newsreader:

    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 21, 2009
  10. Sounds like you have it under control now.
    Carry on.
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)

    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Nov 21, 2009
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