FUBAR'd operating system, OH how we miss Outlook express and XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Missamy, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Missamy

    Missamy Guest

    Vista in general is starting to suck!!!! I am willing to bet that the
    brainiacs that thought up this operating system do not have it installed on
    their personal pc's.
    We just purchased a new computer and had no choice in the operating system
    installed on it.
    Asside from the multiple e-mail addresses issue and the fact that no other
    software is compatible and we cannot have another version of windows
    installed, we spent alot of money for WHAT?? you just keep tellin folks to
    contact everyone else but all the trouble revolves around YOUR OPERATING
    SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!
    This isn't fair to anyone that just shelled out alot of money on a nice PC.
    How do we fix this? This is NOT an issue for other manufacturers or software
    providers, they didn't create Vista or windows "wish you had" mail.
    No need to reply if you plan on placing the blame elsewhere or blowing smoke.
     
    Missamy, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. Missamy

    DGuess Guest

    But overall, ain't it prettier?
     
    DGuess, Mar 1, 2007
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  3. You are the one blowing smoke. No other software is compatible? I guess that
    millions of people are just using their computers with what came with Vista.
    Funny as how I have about 40 programs that I loaded onto my computer. Last
    time I looked, they were all functional. I guess you didn't do any homework
    before you spent that small fortune on a new computer.

    Now that your rant is over, why not ask specific questions, instead of
    making questionable statements.

    We would be glad to assist you, though you may not like all the answers.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 1, 2007
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  4. Missamy

    Grant Guest

    Okay heres one:
    Firefox for some reason absolutly sucks on Vista. The program is slow and I
    can't use it. But that is besides the point.

    I am now running Windows mail (What the heck happened to Outlook???)
    I can't import my firefox emails into windows mail, so i downloaded Netscape
    messenger, and converted these files to .snm's

    now I can't import .snm's. BUT outlook can!!!! AND WINDOWS MAIL CAN IMPORT
    OUTLOOK! YAY!

    but when I try to download outlook 6 I CAN'T BECAUSE A NEWER VERSION OF
    INTERNET EXPLORER IS ALREADY INSTALLED ON MY MACHINE.

    ok, so uninstall internet explorer and install the older version and get
    outlook. Then convert the .snm's, and import into windows mail.

    YOU CANT UNINSTALL INTERNET EXPLORER!!!!!!!!!!!

    AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F***!!!

    Does anyone know how to get my old emails from thunderbird into windows
    mail???

    :(
     
    Grant, Mar 1, 2007
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  5. Missamy

    Grant Guest

    Okay heres one:
    Firefox for some reason absolutly sucks on Vista. The program is slow and I
    can't use it. But that is besides the point.

    I am now running Windows mail (What the heck happened to Outlook???)
    I can't import my firefox emails into windows mail, so i downloaded Netscape
    messenger, and converted these files to .snm's

    now I can't import .snm's. BUT outlook can!!!! AND WINDOWS MAIL CAN IMPORT
    OUTLOOK! YAY!

    but when I try to download outlook 6 I CAN'T BECAUSE A NEWER VERSION OF
    INTERNET EXPLORER IS ALREADY INSTALLED ON MY MACHINE.

    ok, so uninstall internet explorer and install the older version and get
    outlook. Then convert the .snm's, and import into windows mail.

    YOU CANT UNINSTALL INTERNET EXPLORER!!!!!!!!!!!

    AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F***!!!

    Does anyone know how to get my old emails from thunderbird into windows
    mail???

    :(
     
    Grant, Mar 1, 2007
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  6. Missamy

    Grant Guest

    In my previous post I said "firefox" by accident when I was referring to
    "thunderbird" the whole time
     
    Grant, Mar 1, 2007
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  7. Missamy

    Grant Guest

    I figured it out.

    http://216.109.125.130/search/cache...rbird+email+eml&d=JQpSDhIeOTLH&icp=1&.intl=us

    get this program: mbx2eml

    http://home.arcor.de/luethje/prog/

    extract it
    go to start, run....

    type

    (make sure you have the exact directory to mbx2eml ... in my case it was
    C:\Users\Grant\Contacts\Desktop\eml thing\mbx2eml)


    Command: mbx2eml <file specification> <output directory> [options]

    ( Example: C:\Users\Grant\Contacts\Desktop\eml thing\mbx2eml
    C:\Users\Grant\Contacts\Desktop\mail\recipes c:\temp\ /i /d )

    Sent does not have a file name extension, cuz thunderbird saves the files
    this way.

    it will now convert all email to .eml files and you can just easily drag
    them into your Windows mail inbox folder
     
    Grant, Mar 1, 2007
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  8. Missamy

    DGuess Guest

    Firefox on this very same computer running XP absolutely sucks on loading.
    But that's besides the point.

    Things changed, some for good, some for bad.

    Well, the rest is pretty useless info so I'll skip it.


    How about this, Mercury Mail Server. Got this idea from Norman awhile back
    I think it was. It's free. You set up Mercury Mail on your computer which
    means the mail will be on your computer.
    Create an IMAP server.
    Connect Thunderbird to the IMAP server.
    Copy the mail to it's folders. IMAP stores the mail in it's mailbox on the
    server.
    Set Windows Mail up for IMAP and copy those into it's folders then copy them
    to the local database.

    Problem solved.

    http://www.pmail.com/overviews/ovw_mercury.htm
     
    DGuess, Mar 1, 2007
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  9. Missamy

    Gete Klew Guest

    LOL, it's posts like this that make me think this newsgroup should be named
    Nuthouse for the Technologically Insane. What issue with multiple e-mail
    addresses? You can have all the e-mail addresses you want.

    I think the MVPs here should get a vacation house in the Hamptons and a
    Porsche in addition to that little logo for putting up with this insanity.
    It would still be cheaper for Microsoft than hiring people to deal with this
    nonsense. And besides, anyone who took the job would quit after two weeks.

    Sheesh. Doesn't anyone in here understand the concept of "learn"?

    "Oh how we long for outlook express [sic]". Gimme a break.
     
    Gete Klew, Mar 1, 2007
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  10. that was certainly refreshing.

    A house in the Hamptons sounds inviting. <G>

    steve

     
    Steve Cochran, Mar 1, 2007
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  11. Missamy

    DGuess Guest


    I don't know anybody named Hampton. They must live in town.
     
    DGuess, Mar 1, 2007
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  12. To be politically correct, use the term Technologically Challenged
    instead of Technologically Insane. :)
    What is frustrating to me is that the ones asking for help
    obviously haven't bothered to read the many answers that
    already cover their issue.
    There's something selfish about wanting to use up an expert's
    limited time without using up any of your own time.

    Gary VanderMolen


     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 1, 2007
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  13. I don't think so.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Mar 5, 2007
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