Five in One

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Main Nerd, Jun 16, 2010.

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    Main Nerd Guest

    I have 5 email addresses. With Outlook Express all messages went to the
    same inbox. How can I get WLM to do the same? I don't need 5 sets of

    Thank you.

    Main Nerd, Jun 16, 2010
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    Dave N9 Guest

    You can use a Quick View to "see" all messages in all Inboxes in one place.
    Dave N9, Jun 16, 2010
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    Main Nerd Guest

    After I "see" them they disappear. How can I see all the mail in one inbox,
    read or not?

    Thank you.

    Main Nerd, Jun 16, 2010
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    Brian Smith Guest

    I just installed Windows Live Mail the other day and wasn't too thrilled
    about having multiple account folders either. But I noticed if you just
    click on "Quick views" and not one of its subfolders, that you'll see all of
    your inbox email (read and unread) unless you've moved it to another folder.
    An added bonus is that the messages also appear in the inbox folders of
    their respective email account. You should also right click on "Quick views"
    to see a list of other things you can setup for this view. So far I'm
    impressed. Just need to get used to a few other things but my fears of
    moving from OE have largely been eliminated.

    Brian Smith, Jun 17, 2010
  5. Main Nerd

    Main Nerd Guest

    <smacking head> OF COURSE, right click! I might like this. If I don't I
    can create a couple of rules to get all/most incoming mail into a single

    Thank you for the suggestion!

    Main Nerd, Jun 17, 2010
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    Main Nerd Guest

    Thank you for the suggestion...I'll try it. I like the "right click Quick
    views" suggestion too.


    Main Nerd, Jun 17, 2010
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    YW. I'm the opposite. I had 3 identities in OE. Since I couldn't do that
    in WLMail, I created separate Inboxes for 2 accounts and used the Inbox
    for 1 of them. Don't really care much for Quick Views or Storage Folders.
    They just take up real estate and have them unchecked.

    It's all in the eyes of the beholder, of course. Many people love WLMail,
    and many loathe it. And so the world goes 'round.
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA

    Bruce Hagen, Jun 17, 2010
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    Dave N9 Guest

    There are various Quick views.
    you probably looked at the "Unread e-mail" one.
    Right-click on "Quick views", select "Select quick views..."

    Use the "All Inbox" or "All Email" ones.

    Dave N.
    MS-MVP (Mail)
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Dave N9, Jun 17, 2010
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    Main Nerd Guest

    It's 90 minutes later...I made the switch as you suggested. This is
    AWESOME! Thank you so very much for pointing this out.

    Main Nerd, Jun 17, 2010
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    Main Nerd Guest

    I experimented with identities a long time ago and decided it was only
    useful for two or more people on a single log in. One inbox makes a lot of
    sense to me and how I use email. I've gone back and forth about WLM...I
    think I'm beginning to like it. The positives are beginning to out weigh
    the negatives.

    Thank you for your email.


    Main Nerd, Jun 17, 2010
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    Brian Smith Guest

    Sometimes it pays to play around a bit. You can also click on the little
    magnifying glass icon that appears on the right-hand side of the "Quick
    views" menu item. If you are in another folder just move your most to the
    right and it'll pop-up and you can left-click on it to bring up the Quick
    Views menu. It looks like you can do a good job of replicating OE in the
    sense that you can have sent items, etc. for all accounts under the Quick
    View menu. I really like the flexibility as I used to always create separate
    folders anyway.

    Brian Smith, Jun 17, 2010
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