Windows Live Mail vs Windows Live Hotmail

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Gary, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Gary

    Gary Guest

    With my new Vista system, I can no longer read my hotmail email via Windows
    Mail as I did with Outlook Express on my old system. When I now read my
    hotmail via the web at hotmail.com, it indicates I am using the classic
    version of Windows Live Hotmail. The site indicates that if I have a fast
    internet connection, I should try the full version of Windows Live Hotmail.
    I only have dialup service, so I have not tried it.

    1. Is Windows Live Mail a completely different product than the full
    version of Windows Live Hotmail? Or is the Hotmail version just a subset
    for to provide webmail?

    2. Should I even attempt running Windows Live Mail with a dialup
    connection?
    Thanks for any clarification and I hope my questions are not too confusing.
     
    Gary, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. Gary

    P Guest

    Gary a écrit :
    Yes, is a full version Outlook Express
    Yes Hotmail is Webmail


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    P, Dec 29, 2007
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  3. Gary

    fs_fan Guest

    Windows Live Hotmail runs on browser and checks for e-mail (Hotmail
    account), along with a calendar. It has two versions, which may be chosen
    according to one's internet speed.
    Windows Live Mail is a program (independent from browser), which can
    download mail from any server that provides this functionality (Hotmail,
    Gmail, Yahoo!Mail Plus, and several ISP mailboxes), as well as it manages
    RSS feeds and newsgroups.

    Hope I've been clear.
     
    fs_fan, Dec 29, 2007
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  4. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Thanks, I appreciate your clarification as well as the other reponses. I'll
    give Windows Live Mail a shot.

    -Gary



    1. Yes, Live Hotmail has a full version for fast internet connections and a
    classic version for slower dialup connections. Live Hotmail is a separate
    webmail only application. I don't understand why it's telling you that you
    have a fast internet connection. Maybe your dialup service is faster than
    most.
    Windows Live Mail [WLM] is a totally separate fairly large installation with
    6 or 8 related applications that work with it. It does work with [hotmail]
    http, pop3 and IMAP accounts. You can learn more and get it here:
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    It is designed to replace Outlook Express, which Windows Mail on your Vista
    system was also designed for. If you have Windows Office Suite [with
    Outlook] or Outlook alone you should also be able to use it for e-mail on
    your new system.

    2. I would give it a shot, it works roughly the same as OE, but some of us
    like it more. It still has some bugs, but they are gradually being worked
    out. If you do it, it will take over as your default e-mail and newsreader
    application, but you can still find and use the Windows Mail or Outlook if
    you wish. Here is a news link to more info about using OE and WLM:
    although, I don't
    think OE will run on Vista. Here is another about Vista contacts and WLM:
    BTW here is a Vista tip posted here by mistake:
    http://vista-tricks-tips.blogspot.com/
     
    Gary, Dec 29, 2007
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  5. Gary

    N. Miller Guest

    Windows Live Mail is a stand alone, desktop email client. Similar to any
    other such client (MS Outlook, MS Outlook Express, Pegasus Mail, etc.)

    Windows Live Hotmail is a web mail application. It runs on a remote server,
    and it is accessed through a web browser.

    The two are as alike as a loaf of bread is like a rock.
    You have Windows Vista, and it comes with Windows Mail. What sets Windows
    Mail apart from Windows Live Mail is the lack of access to Windows Live
    Hotmail. With Windows Live Mail, you would be downloading your email from
    the Windows Live Hotmail account in the same manner as MS Outlook Express
    would.
    The questions were nowhere near as confusing as some of the answers. E.g.,
    Windows Live Hotmail does not "run on a browser", it runs on a server which
    is accessed by a browser. Or a mail client with web mail capability, such as
    MS Outlook Express, or Windows Live Mail.
     
    N. Miller, Dec 29, 2007
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  6. Gary

    PA Bear Guest

    What? While both Windows Live Mail and Windows Mail are based on the
    earlier Mail Client named Outlook Express, neither are versions of Outlook
    Express. Both have an entirely new file system.
     
    PA Bear, Jan 1, 2008
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  7. Gary

    ©LarryEº Guest

    And, Windows Live Hotmail is web-based while Windows Live Mail is a
    stand-along e-mail client.
    --
    ©LarryEº

    What? While both Windows Live Mail and Windows Mail are based on the
    earlier Mail Client named Outlook Express, neither are versions of Outlook
    Express. Both have an entirely new file system.
     
    ©LarryEº, Jan 1, 2008
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  8. Gary

    ...winston Guest

    To add and clarify.
    Windows Live Mail installation will be the default for mail and news in:
    XP - Outlook Express
    Vista - Windows Mail

    It does not replace Outlook as the default mail client in either o/s if OL
    is installed.

    If OL is installed in Vista, the News 'hot button' on the toolbar may not
    open Windows Live Mail but resorting to Vista's installed default news
    client(Windows Mail) even after properly configuring Windows Live Mail as
    the news client default in Vista's default programs(Control Panel/Default
    Programs/Set Your Default Programs)

    OE is not available on Vista, since OE is part of IE6. Vista includes IE7
    which does not have an included news client, thus why Windows Mail is the
    installed default in Vista.

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    ...winston
    ms-mvp windows live mail


    1. Yes, Live Hotmail has a full version for fast internet connections and a
    classic version for slower dialup connections. Live Hotmail is a separate
    webmail only application. I don't understand why it's telling you that you
    have a fast internet connection. Maybe your dialup service is faster than
    most.
    Windows Live Mail [WLM] is a totally separate fairly large installation with
    6 or 8 related applications that work with it. It does work with [hotmail]
    http, pop3 and IMAP accounts. You can learn more and get it here:
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    It is designed to replace Outlook Express, which Windows Mail on your Vista
    system was also designed for. If you have Windows Office Suite [with
    Outlook] or Outlook alone you should also be able to use it for e-mail on
    your new system.

    2. I would give it a shot, it works roughly the same as OE, but some of us
    like it more. It still has some bugs, but they are gradually being worked
    out. If you do it, it will take over as your default e-mail and newsreader
    application, but you can still find and use the Windows Mail or Outlook if
    you wish. Here is a news link to more info about using OE and WLM:
    although, I don't
    think OE will run on Vista. Here is another about Vista contacts and WLM:
    BTW here is a Vista tip posted here by mistake:
    http://vista-tricks-tips.blogspot.com/
     
    ...winston, Jan 3, 2008
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