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using email in Windows 7


kimber51

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My old version of Outlook 2002 does not download emails in W7, and Eudora fails to log in to the server. I get a "Server failure" error. Now I am wondering whether to buy Outlook 2007. Will it work properly in W7 as it does in XP?

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cagey

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Sorry about last post, I meant to start my own thread. Please disregard.

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Rob_08

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The reason i suggested Thunderbird is because it will work without issues for you. Windows Mail is a ghastly piece of sotware.

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kimber51

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Rob, I appreciate that you are trying to help. I have installed Thunderbird, and it has the same problems with logging in to the email server. If only it was as easy as "it will work without issues for you". I am only using the forum because the obvious things have not got me nearer to a solution. I know it should work without issues, but the darned thing does have issues. It's sufficiently important for me that I have to revert back to Vista to get my mail. I had not considered dual-booting but that may be a remedy in the short-term. What I really need to know is whether anyone has used Outlook 2007 in W7 and was it problem-free? If so, I might buy that and then get help sorting that one out.

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mfletch

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Re-enter the email and password {apply}

It may have got corrupted in some way.

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rick214

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I'm using Outlook 2003 with no problems so the 2007 version should be OK. Also trialled Thunderbird which also works, but was real pain to import all my old contacts.

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dms_05

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I don't use Outlook 2007 or Live Mail but I did load Outlook 2007 as part of my Office set up. I then tried the email set up and much to my surprise Live Mail was automatically configured to work with Outlook 2007 after I entered my Live email address and password. It now works like any other POP/SMTP program but is a little slower than my normal email server.

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SimonSays

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I used Outlook Express in XP64.

When I installed Window 7 I was flabberghasted that I couldn't continue to use OE, but was expected? to use the dreadful Live Mail.

I don't like Thunderbird either.

Fortunately software4students have MS Office at a fantastic price, so I installed Oulook 2007, and now I'm a happy bunny again.

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gazzaho

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Wow I think Windows Live Mail is a vast improvement over Windows Mail in Vista and Outlook Express in XP, I can't comment on Office Outlook I never used it.

At first I was sceptical as I was under the impression it was web based but it stores all your email locally and it synchronises with multiple machines, I now have up to date mail on my notbook and desktop, with OE or Mail if I downloaded email with one, those emails were missing on the other. I had no real problems setting it up either I just exported my email and contacts from Windows Mail and imported them into Live Mail then moved them to the Inbox.

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