Have Five Inbox's - Want one Inbox like with Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Eric Frost - MVP, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. I am a long time Outlook Express user.

    I have five POP3 accounts. With OE, they used to all dump into my Inbox, and whenever I sent they would all go to the same Sent
    Items folder, no matter which account I sent from.

    With Windows Live Mail I have five different sets of folders, each with it's own Inbox, Drafts, and Sent items.

    Is there a way to get the folders to look and behave the same way they did in Outlook Express where I have only one Inbox, Sent
    Items, etc. ?


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    Eric Frost - MVP, Jul 13, 2008
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  2. There is no option to make WLM look like OE, but you can come
    close. Collapse all the account folders so they only take up one
    line each. Then right-click on "Quick views", "select quick views",
    and add the folders you want, such as All Inbox, All Sent Items, etc.
    Do all your message reading in the composite Quick view folders.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 13, 2008
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  3. There is no option to make WLM look like OE, but you can come

    Thanks for the tip! I was going to add rules to send all incoming mail to my storage folder "Inbox", but it would not have solved
    the combing the Sent Items.

    How stable are the quick views vs. storage folders?

    I wonder if I should just use the "All sent items" Quick view and no other ones.. and stick to my plan to add filters/rules to send
    all my mail to my Storage folder inbox.

    Thoughts, pros/cons?


    Eric Frost - MVP, Jul 13, 2008
  4. The only drawback to diverting incoming mail to Storage folders
    is that you often have to do a bit of scrolling just to see them.

    Quick views are just a mirror of what is in the actual account folders.
    Quick view has a bug in that whenever a storage folder is deleted
    it corrupts the Quick views. There is a temporary fix, and I'm sure
    this will be fixed permanently in the next release.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 13, 2008
  5. I think my best bet may be to consolidate the POP3 accounts on the server level... I don't really need separate POP3 accounts..


    website@ could just be an Alias for

    Same with , I could just forward to

    Eric Frost - MVP, Jul 13, 2008
  6. Yep...

    That's VERY annoying...

    And yet another timewaster.

    Why couldn't the OE protocol of ONE Inbox be maintained?

    D. Spencer Hines, Jul 14, 2008
  7. Quick views are just a mirror of what is in the actual account folders.
    Is it possible to search in Quick Views? For instance, when I right-click on All Sent Items, I don't see an option for search.


    Eric Frost - MVP, Jul 14, 2008
  8. If you open any folder, there will be a "Find a message" box at the top.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 14, 2008
  9. Eric Frost - MVP

    N. Miller Guest

    It is probably related to the way that they decided to store messages.
    Oddly, I actually get the MSOE effect by using a local LAN-based mail
    server. The server POPs multiple accounts, and place the email in a single,
    local account.

    If it wasn't for the Hotmail account access, I'd probably not even consider
    using WLM, though.
    N. Miller, Jul 15, 2008
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