Email accounts

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by bazzagti, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    In internet explorer in xp, when I clicked on an email address it would open
    up a new email message in my hotmail account. Now in Vista internet explorer,
    it opens a new email message in windows mail instead, which is not able to
    use my hotmail address. Is there a way to change this? I have tried but it
    does not seem possible.
    bazzagti, Apr 16, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    X-post to Vista.Mail newsgroup.

    IE Tools > Internet Options > Programs > E-mail: If Hotmail or Windows Live
    Mail is available here, select it as your default.

    You cannot access your Hotmail account in Windows Mail. You can access your
    Hotmail account in Windows Live Mail Desktop and make it your default Mail
    Client in Vista.

    [Windows Mail vs Windows Live Mail vs Windows Live Mail Desktop? Are you
    confused yet?]
    PA Bear, Apr 16, 2007
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  3. This is even worse than the old Outlook vs. Outlook Express confusion.
    What was Microsoft thinking?
    Gary VanderMolen, Apr 16, 2007
  4. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    ok thanks

    bazzagti, Apr 16, 2007
  5. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    Where can I download Windows Live Mail Desktop from?

    bazzagti, Apr 16, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    /Were/ they thinking?
    PA Bear, Apr 16, 2007
  7. bazzagti

    PA Bear Guest


    You'll find support for Windows Live Mail Desktop (WLMD) in this public

    Via the web-interface:

    Via your newsreader:

    ["Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall
    not put." -often attributed to Winston Churchill]
    ~PA Bear
    PA Bear, Apr 16, 2007
  8. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    I went to that link but I couldn't seem to find anything about wlmd, am I not
    looking hard enough?

    bazzagti, Apr 16, 2007
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    JimR Guest

    Use this link -
    JimR, Apr 16, 2007
  10. bazzagti

    PA Bear Guest

    Top, left of the page =>

    Windows Live Mail desktop Beta
    A faster, easier, and safer way to manage your e-mail accounts

    Orange-colored DOWNLOAD button underneath it. Yes?

    Or start here:
    ~PA Bear

    PA Bear, Apr 16, 2007
  11. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    um ok for sum reason there is nothing about wlmd, i did however find windows
    live hotmail beta, which i seem to be using now instead of my usual hotmail
    page, is this anything to do with it?

    bazzagti, Apr 20, 2007
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    bazzagti Guest

    I cant find anything about windows live mail desktop, but there is a windows
    live hotmail beta, is this anything to do with it?

    bazzagti, Apr 20, 2007
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    ...winston Guest

    ...winston, Apr 20, 2007
  14. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    when i go to that link, it comes up with a page saying windows live, down the
    left hand side it has 4 links,, live search, windows live messenger,
    windows live spaces, i cannot find anything about wlmd.

    bazzagti, Apr 20, 2007
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    ...winston Guest

    Windows Live Mail desktop Beta
    A faster, easier, and safer way to manage your e-mail accounts

    I get the above with the provided link with IE6 or IE7.


    ...winston, Apr 20, 2007
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    DGuess Guest

    you don't see two big orange Download buttons on the page he posted?

    Ok, try this:

    Look for Cool New Betas and click the link there which will take you to:

    Look for Windows Live Mail desktop Beta which takes you to the link he

    DGuess, Apr 20, 2007
  17. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    Ok i dont get what is happening here, for starters :
    "" is the same page as
    "", it doesnt have anythig about
    cool new betas, it has the 4 links down the left and a picture of a guy and a
    windows icon with some other pictures around it, with no other links apart
    from the "Terms of use, Privacy statement, Support" down the very bottom.

    Also, the link "" gives me a page saying near
    the top

    "Welcome to Windows Live Betas

    These are Windows Liveâ„¢ products that haven't been officially
    released—that's what the "beta" part means. Please check them out (for free!)
    and let us know what you think.

    Learn more about Windows Live."

    And it has two link things underneath that I can click on, one saying:

    "Windows Live Hotmail Beta
    It’s all-new Web mail, built from the ground up. Preview your e-mail without
    loading a new page each time (like Outlook®), drag and drop messages into
    folders, and generally power through your e-mail in a flash. Sleek and
    simple, with added security. "

    and the other saying:

    "Windows Live
    Family Safety Beta
    Safer browsing, with rules you personalize."

    There is also a few links down the right side under "Now Released", they are :

    windows live messenger
    windows live favourites
    windows live safety scanner
    windows live onecare

    bazzagti, Apr 20, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Where do you physically reside (e.g., USA; Chad; Thailand)?
    ~PA Bear, working offline
    PA Bear, Apr 20, 2007
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    DGuess Guest

    clear the TIF, Cookies and History folders and try again.

    DGuess, Apr 20, 2007
  20. bazzagti

    bazzagti Guest

    Ok tanks for that link, I also reset my tif, cookies etc and it still didnt
    work, would it have anything to do with the fact I am in New Zealand?
    bazzagti, Apr 20, 2007
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