Different Programs or Different Versions ?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Ernie, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie Guest

    Windows Live Mail
    Windows Live Mail Desktop
    Windows Live Hotmail

    What's the difference and which one is to be used for all Email and
    Ernie, Apr 11, 2007
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  2. Ernie

    DGuess Guest

    Name changes (branding)
    Hotmail --> Windows Live Mail --> Windows Live Hotmail
    The above is the web based e-mail you can access thru different web

    "Windows Live Mail desktop" (yes that is the current name) is a desktop
    client you install to your computer.

    With WLMd, you can get you POP3, IMAP and Hotmail in one client. If you
    don't happen to know, Hotmail access was removed from Outlook Express (new
    accounts, old account holders could still get it). It's also not in Windows
    Mail which is on Windows Vista.

    So to get your Hotmail from something other than the web browser you can
    install WLMd and get it that way.

    But wait, there's more. You have to switch your Hotmail account over to the
    Windows Live Mail (Windows Live Hotmail) form. Once you do that, then
    install WLMd, you can access you Hotmail via it plus any other e-mail
    accounts you care to put in there.
    DGuess, Apr 11, 2007
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  3. Ernie

    Ernie Guest

    OK. I am currently using Windows Live Mail Desktop. All my Email accounts
    have been added along with all my news servers. So, I guess I am just waiting
    for the final version of WLMD, correct?
    Ernie, Apr 11, 2007
  4. Ernie

    DGuess Guest

    Yes. It's just currently an open beta.

    DGuess, Apr 11, 2007
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    Karen Guest

    Was Hotmail access also removed from Outlook as well? (You mentioned that
    it was removed from OE) I used to use Outlook 2003 and I had problems
    (getting email to sync properly among other problems). If I recall
    correctly, that is why I moved from Outlook 2003 to WLMd. If Outlook 2007
    (I recently upgraded form 2003) allows Hotmail accounts, I may just go back
    to using that instead of WLMd.

    By the way, I had been using Outlook 2003 for years before I had problems
    receiving my Hotmail. Again if I recall correctly, because of these issues,
    I deleted my accounts and tried to re-add them and could only add SOME of
    them back. That's when I researched it and read that they were in the
    process of disallowing Hotmail in Outlook 2003 (please correct me if this
    information is incorrect). Apparently, by deleting and re-adding the
    accounts I became a "new" account holder instead of an old one? The whole
    thing just confused me so much that I again deleted ALL of my email
    (hotmail, g-mail, ISP mail, etc) and signed up for WLMd.

    I am interested in understanding this better because I may really want to go
    back to Outlook (but now 2007 instead of the 2003 that I was using when I
    had problems) if I can get my hotmail with that program.

    I also wonder why Microsoft stopped allowing Hotmail. I mean, hotmail is a
    Microsoft product so I would think that it would be compatible. I
    considered the fact that they are just trying to make money by forcing
    people to buy MSN Premium service (which would allow hotmail in Outlook if I
    understand correctly), but then, why would they still allow g-mail, yahoo,
    et al. to sync with Outlook. If I am on the wrong track here, please
    correct me.

    Karen, Apr 16, 2007
  6. Ernie

    DGuess Guest

    Check the Outlook newsgroups, it used to but it had the Outlook Connector.

    They later grandfathered the old Hotmail/Outlook/Outlook Express accounts
    back in. Only new Hotmail accounts were not able to be included.

    With the change to Windows Live Hotmail, who knows if the ones that
    currently have Hotmail in Outlook or Outlook Express will be able to keep
    them or have to use WLMd.

    Well, there's not much coming out of Redmond as far as explanation of who
    will have what in the end.
    Hotmail was a "bought" product. They didn't design it. Yahoo can't sync
    unless you have a paid account in the US (non-US users get POP3 accounts for
    free subsidized by those in the US who have to pay).

    GMail has it's own quirks.

    WLMd you're going to see ads unless you use the premium services from MSN
    and Hotmail. Then I believe you still don't see the whole screen because of
    the Active Search pane.

    Who knows what's going to happen, I just want the programs to work period.
    Quit stripping things out of Outlook Express, etc.
    DGuess, Apr 16, 2007
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