Where do I download Windows Live Mail Desktop version like Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by asiankelsey, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. asiankelsey

    asiankelsey Guest

    I recently discovered that the addresses in Windows Mail only auto completes
    29 address. Dave suggested that I download Windows Live Mail the desktop
    version (not hotmail which apparently I am confusing it with). What is the
    website to download Windows Live Mail Desktop and is it free?? Please give me
    a link to the website, I cannot find it and I am confused. Right now I have
    Windows Mail Desktop that comes with Windows Vista. So I want the desktop
    windows live version, please let me know if you know the link for it?
    asiankelsey, Feb 10, 2010
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    rhlhamlet Guest

    You are still a little confused about the nomenclature. The program you
    are looking for is Windows Live Mail and you can download it and all
    other windows live programs at once at:

    '::*Windows Live Essentials*::' (http://download.live.com/)
    rhlhamlet, Feb 10, 2010
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    Han Cow.. Guest

    To download Windows Live Mail, go to : http://download.live.com/wlmail
    press download. and once you download, you can choose which programs you
    want installed.

    hope that helps.
    Han Cow.., Feb 10, 2010
  4. asiankelsey

    asiankelsey Guest

    Okay is this the same as Windows Live Hotmail? Because when I look at that
    site,it looks to me like its internet email and not desktop email.

    I already have windows live messanger etc.
    asiankelsey, Feb 10, 2010
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Windows Live Mail is the successor for Outlook Express and Windows Mail
    (Vista). It is /not/ the same as Windows Live Hotmail.
    Bruce Hagen, Feb 10, 2010
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    Sam Hobbs Guest

    The terms "internet email" and "desktop email" are confusing; that is not
    common terminology.
    Sam Hobbs, Feb 10, 2010
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    slk759 Guest

    There is much confusion over these two apps. If you already downloaded and
    installed Windows Live Mail, you should have an icon on your desktop by the
    name Windows Live Mail. Alternatively, it may be in a folder called Windows
    Live Essentials at Start - All Programs. This accesses the same mailbox as
    Hotmail but is not the same application. It's general appearance looks more
    similar to Outlook or Outlook Express if you are familiar with either of
    those - no pictures or cutesy ad-like boxes all over the window. When open,
    you can access Help - About Microsoft Windows Live Mail - and should see
    version number 14.0.8089.0726 in the first line.

    The only way to truly reach Hotmail is by going through your browser
    (Internet Explorer, etc.). It is possible you have a shortcut to it on your
    desktop as well - complicating matters more. When that program is open, it
    presents its own confusion because it reads (across the top left) "Windows
    Live Mail" AND has "Hotmail" below it. But it's general appearance is quite
    different with a lot of ad-like boxes across the top and right side.
    slk759, Feb 10, 2010
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    rhlhamlet Guest

    slk759 is wrong with the statement quoted below. Hotmail can b
    accessed by any email program including Windows Mail, Thunderbird, WLM
    Seamonkey etc
    rhlhamlet, Feb 10, 2010
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    slk759 Guest

    I said "etc." . . . . .

    slk759, Feb 10, 2010
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    slk759 Guest

    Okay, maybe I didn't state that very well, should have said "Windows Live
    Hotmail" . . . . While you can access the various Hotmail accounts (.msn,
    ..live, .hotmail, etc.) from most email clients, you can't open the Windows
    Live Hotmail program in email clients like WM, WLM, TB, etc. - that is done
    via the browser.
    slk759, Feb 10, 2010
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    rhlhamlet Guest

    slk759... you said "the only way was through your -*browser*-... Non
    of the programs I mentioned require a browser at all
    rhlhamlet, Feb 10, 2010
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