Desperately trying to install Windows Mail please help

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  1. vwgolfman

    vwgolfman MDL Junior Member

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    Hi please help as I am getting desperate.

    I am trying to Install Windows Mail to Windows 7 as per steps 1-5 HERE but I am having a lot of problems.

    I do not have a copy of Windows Vista from which to copy the Windows Mail folders/files so I am using the downloaded files from Step 1.

    Firstly I am having troubles in granting full permissions and ownership of the Windows Mail folder (and files within) and secondly I am having a lot of trouble getting WinMail.exe to run.

    Please can somebody give me clear and concise steps to follow from the very beginning?

    Many thanks indeed.
     
  2. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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  3. Grzyb

    Grzyb MDL Junior Member

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    #3 Grzyb, Sep 30, 2009
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    Have You Tried this Post...

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/1468724
     
  4. whitehat2009

    whitehat2009 MDL Member

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    Why not just use Windows Live Mail? It's a major evolution of the Windows Mail/Outlook Express and is superior to Vista's Mail. I highly recommend you try it.
     
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  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Another suggestion: use Outlook. or any of a dozen other mail programs.
     
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  6. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    Windows Live Mail is really good..
     
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  7. marsovac

    marsovac MDL Novice

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    #7 marsovac, Oct 1, 2009
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    The given instructions for granting full permissions over the Windows Mail folder are completely useless!

    The only way to do it is to boot from some Live CD (mini Linux, or miniXP from Hiren's BootCD), and only then you will be able to copy Vista Windows Mail folder over the existing one.
    After you do it, you should apply the attached reg file, in order to be able to set Windows Mail as the default mail client.

    That is the way I did it and it works like charm!
    ;)

    PS
    Windows Live sucks (compared to Windows Mail)!
     

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  8. RW-One

    RW-One MDL Novice

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    People are so welcome to OS change, but resistant to any other.

    Try windows live mail ... it's not that hard to setup, can do multiple accounts of any type, and once setup your contacts are online at the live website, so if you trash your local copy, you do not lose them period.

    I say this, and I WAS a fanboy of OLE and winmail
     
  9. baskinghobo

    baskinghobo MDL Junior Member

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    use thunderbird, beats them all
     
  10. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    use Thunderbird, in combination with Firefox.

    Way better than all that Microsoft CRAP !

    Also installation won't give u a brain hammerage...:D
     
  11. ailef

    ailef MDL Senior Member

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    the windows live mail u can DL with windows live messenger is the same thing as the one u have with vista with same options like outlook express or windows mail from vista.
    i don't see where is the problem and why it's crap.
    if u used windows mail or outlook express, this live version is the same thing.
     
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  12. whitehat2009

    whitehat2009 MDL Member

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    Thunderbird is a little outdated IMO (at least until v3 shapes up). WLM is a robust client that can holds it own, so don't diss it.
     
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  13. bencasina

    bencasina MDL Novice

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    thunderbird

    are thunderbirds go?????????
     
  14. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Everyone will have there opinion on what works for them. It all boils down to personal preference. I have used both thunderbird and WLM. Thunderbird needs an update where as WLM is already good to go from the start, although once thunderbird gets an update it might be worth looking back into it. But for now i am using WLM.
     
  15. marsovac

    marsovac MDL Novice

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    If you don't see the difference between WLM and WM/OE then you must be using single email account!?
    The WLM solution with multiple email accounts, where each account is having it's own separate folders is a bit confusing...
     
  16. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    As i said not *everyone* is going to agree on a mail client. Use what works best for you. If your confused with all the different folders then find something that is less confusing for you.
     
  17. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    I have to agree, nothing is as easy to configure and use (for my uses) as Outlook Express. Drag a pic into OE and resize it? How? In OE you just grab a corner and drag it to the size you need. I haven't been able to do something that easy with any other client. I've had to resize using another program, then test insert it to see if its still to big. And I would prefer to have the email on my puter or local server, not someone else's server (at least with OE it's not on MS servers at all). I Really don't trust MS enough to have my mail on their servers at all; just call me paranoid :cool:
     
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  18. marsovac

    marsovac MDL Novice

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    #19 marsovac, Oct 4, 2009
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    The title of this thread is "Desperately trying to install Windows Mail please help" so I don't see any point in recommedning other email client programs.
    The starter of the thread must be "desperate" for a good reason!?
    Back on the topic, after trying WLM and Thunderbird I was happy when I found the way (as described in one of the previous posts) to bring back Vista's Windows Mail to my Windows 7 system. It fully suits my needs so I am perfectly happy with it, which was also the original idea of the original thread starter I guess!?
    :D
     
  19. jasqid

    jasqid MDL Member

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    Windows Mail is obsolete. Live mail replaced it. Why would anyone one want to re-install an obsolete app onto a newer version of windows? (rehtorical). Especially when WLM is a major improvement over Windows Mail.

    I dont understand the "desparation" with an obsolete app when there are so many other options.