Vista Mail as opposed to Outlook 2002

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. I have a problem that appears Microsoft are never going to address. My
    Outlook 2002 wont remember passwords and I have 27 email accounts so it is a
    real pain as you may understand.

    So, I am thinking about changing over to Vista Mail and I wondered if any of
    the more adept at Windows Mail might know if it has things such as
    syncronising, calendar with appointments and such. I have looked and of
    course havent seen it and dont expect it but am still asking in case I just
    missed it. Thanks.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 5, 2007
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  2. Steve Cochran, Feb 5, 2007
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  3. Diamontina Cocktail

    Kevin.Young Guest

    As a user of Outlook and Windows Mail I suspect that Windows Mail is not
    going to meet your calendaring needs as well as Outlook does. I would
    suggest trouble shooting Outlook to determine the problem and it would
    likely be best to post your problem on one of the Outlook groups.

    I know when I am at my office there seems to be a server based rule that
    prevents me from saving my Exchange password. What type of accounts are
    these 27 accounts (IMAP, POP3, Exchange)? How are you connecting to the
    Internet (home LAN, Work LAN, etc)?

    Have you tried deleting an email account and then re-creating it in Outlook
    to see if the password then sticks?

    Have you tried creating a new Outlook Profile and then creating an email
    account in it to see if the password sticks? If this works it may be your
    Outlook profile that has become corrupt.

    I'm sure it must be frustrating but before giving up on Outlook post more
    details about what you have tried so others can try to help you out.
    Kevin.Young, Feb 5, 2007
  4. I think the issue is the version of Outlook. Outlook used the protected
    storage interfaces to store passwords and these are no longer supported in
    Vista. Also there were certain Outlook Express related components that
    Outlook required, and so they might be what are causing some of the issues.

    Bottom line being that older versions of Office may not be supported in

    The Outlook experts can supply better and more detailed information.

    Steve Cochran, Feb 6, 2007
  5. I have given up on Outlook 2002. Every indication is that it is unable to
    store passwords under Vista and that there will not be a fix in the
    foreseeable future.

    In my case, I had switched from OE to OL primarily due to the 2GB "bug"
    which plagued OE for so many years and bit me more than once. Since I
    didn't need or use OL's calendar functions and Windows Mail has resolved the
    2GB issue, it seemed reasonable to forget about OL and switch to WM.

    Working fine so far. Of course, it's only been a couple of days... :)

    Carmine Castiglia
    Area of a 13-sided regular polygon with 6.9375 inscribed circle?
    Carmine Castiglia, Feb 6, 2007
  6. Diamontina Cocktail

    Roady [MVP] Guest

    No, you basically explained it all already ;-)

    Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 are the only versions that are being supported
    on Windows Vista. This is reasonable since Windows Vista has been released
    after extended support for Outlook 2002/XP stopped in Summer 2006.

    If you're having issues with Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 after you have
    upgraded from Windows XP take a look here;

    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

    Roady [MVP], Feb 6, 2007
  7. Thanks, Roady!


    Steve Cochran, Feb 6, 2007
  8. Diamontina Cocktail

    Roady [MVP] Guest

    You too, Steve!

    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

    Roady [MVP], Feb 6, 2007
  9. I suspected the same, too but I had to ask in case I missed something. I
    have been troubleshooting and an MVP on the Outlook newsgroup seems to think
    Outlook 2002 isnt supported by MS any longer thus I either have to pay for
    an upgrade or put up with it the way it is.
    All POP3 on my domain.
    Yep. Makes no difference. Even installed Outlook 2002 on another machine
    that didnt have it (XP) to check out the registry settings and Vista seems
    to have them the same.
    I hadnt thought of that so will try it. Thanks for that.
    Everything you said has been tried excepting the profile. Nothing you do
    from within Outlook 2002 to attempt to make it retain passwords actually
    does a thing.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 6, 2007
  10. OK that is most likely the case but so far as I am aware, Outlook 2003 does
    exactly the same thing yet it works with Vista.
    According to an MVP in the Outlook newsgroup it appears that is the case yet
    MS is supporting W2K which is older.
    Actually, having been there for a while trying that, I have to say that no
    they cant, in that newsgroup.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 6, 2007
  11. Diamontina Cocktail

    Roady [MVP] Guest

    "MS is supporting W2K which is older."
    They simply support a platform longer than an application. It's up to
    Microsoft to decide their support lifecycles. Fact remains; Outlook 2002 is
    unsupported on Windows Vista and Microsoft, very likely, will not fix the
    issues with running Outlook 2002 on Windows Vista.

    "Actually, having been there for a while trying that, I have to say that no
    they cant, in that newsgroup."
    Depends a bit on what you want to hear. We provided you the answer; we can't
    make you like it. If you want to know which line number in the Outlook code
    is causing the incompatibility contact Microsoft directly.

    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

    Roady [MVP], Feb 7, 2007
  12. 1) Yes I know it is their decision.
    2) They never bothered to announce this problem for those about to upgrade
    so imagine the fun with 27 email accounts that no longer remember their
    passwords per session.
    3) Would fixing the password issue via a non-critical update REALLY be that
    hard for them? Eg, they surely expect to be in the bad books for a while as
    it happens every time a new Windows comes out. You would think that such a
    bad problem would be something they would address if only for the positive
    publicity but yet, I know, this is Earth, not the planet of wonders.
    No, I was correct. They cant help which was what was put to me. All you get
    it "buy more to fix your problem" as the only fix. Those werent the exact
    words of course but that was the advice.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 7, 2007
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