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woody

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I have tried live mail/hotmail but still prefer OE.
Why if it works change it!
I can go back to IE7/OE but what will you guys use now/when OE is no more?

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GrumpyTrucker

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No worries, my confusion arose from the fact that as well as the webmail client there is a desktop version that works like OE you can download for '7' too. You can use it to access any POP mail account and choose (that's the important bit) to use it to access your live.com email. OK, it's probably more of a webbased client dressed up to look like a desktop program, but it's still OE in new clothes again.

Apologies for adding to the confusion :oS

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gazzaho

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What I was referring to was that the Win 7 "Windows Live Mail" was a webmail client, like google mail, only accessible from a browser. I saw hotmail when I first ran it and automatically assumed that was the only option, On trying it just now I was able to use it to access my ISP email account, but as you just said it does appears to have an odd feel to it. One that I'm not sure I like.

I apologise for any confusion I may have caused, I guess I should have paid attention to the saying about the word assume, lol.

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GrumpyTrucker

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I'm not sure I'm following some of this right, but it seems that people are either using Outlook if they have it or feeling they're stuck with a webmail option? There is a mail program for '7' (yes, still called Windows Live Mail) that runs like OE used to, but with an odd feel of Thunderbird about it - each email account has its own inbox/outbox/deleted items etc. As Mail was, it's like a new step in OE's new clothing range. OK, it does have to be downloaded seperately, for which you have to register for live.com account but you 're under no obligation to use that email address for the stand alone email program to run.

I actually like the PC based live mail program. Although I am a bit of an odd ball so maybe that's unsurprising.

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Teaboy

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Strawballs

Good thinking- But compatible?

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Strawballs

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Before you get rid of the system that you are using now download it and put it to disc.

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gazzaho

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I have to agree it takes a while to start but once running it works identically to Outlook Express.

Regarding the browser issue in Win 7, I presume it's to do with European laws, I would imagine there will be some sort of installation option on which browser you wish to install. Something like the option you get on computers with no OS disks asking you to burn backup recovery DVD's.

Once you select which browser, Firefox, IE8, or whatever then it downloads/installs the browser. The only problem I have with this theory is not having an Internet connection, but then why would you need a browser without one.

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Teaboy

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PineMan 2

I bought my computer from Mesh. I have sent them an email asking if they have a solution to the browser question.

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Teaboy

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Pine Man

How do you download a browser without a browser?

Very good point! How do you?

This problem must slow down the purchase of windows 7 considerably.

for myself I must have it, as it's the lastest thing on the block, but without a browser! I shalln't sleep nights.

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Pine Man

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If I hadn't got Office 2007 I would certainly have stuck with Windows Mail but it always seemed to be very slow compared with Outlook Express.

I have been using Windows 7 for about a month and I am completely sold on it. What is confusing is the announcement that in it's final version not only will it not have a Mail program but it won't have a browser either! How the hell do you download a browser without a browser??

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gazzaho

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I understand what you're saying about progress, and agree. As far as I'm aware your choice of email client is only available however in MS Office. Not everyone has this suite of software, or for that matter can afford it, plus as you say it's a bit over engineered for casual use, that's why OE Express was made available in the first place as a cut down version of the Office application, and as an email client for windows users that didn't have MS Office.

Windows 7 RC is not the final product and I'm hoping that MS will decide to incorporate Windows Mail into it for retail, but I doubt they will. I also can't understand why you didn't like Mail, as I said it's OE express with new clothes, I myself can't see a lot of difference between it and OE Express.

If MS want to progress things then why remove a useful application from the system without offering an alternative other than a web based option? As I see it now a lot of people that used to use OE Express will surely jump ship and use Thunderbird on purchasing Windows 7, Something Mozilla are, no doubt, happy with. I guess MS know what they're doing,after all Windows 7 wouldn't be with us this early if they hadn't made a complete cock up of the Vista release.

Don't get me wrong, in my opinion Vista isn't as bad as they make out, at least as far as home usage is concerned. I myself prefer it to XP, for starters I've had far fewer problems in the year I've been using it than I know I would have had using XP. For that reason I'll not be diving on the Windows 7 upgrade waggon immediately.

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