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OE on new 8.1 computer?

by volvogirl / June 15, 2014 3:42 AM PDT

I still have XP sp3 and using Outlook Express. If I get a Windows 8.1 computer what do I do about email? Currently I immediately download and save my emails to my computer and delete them from the Comcast server.

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Re: Outlook Express
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 15, 2014 4:05 AM PDT

The usual thing people using Outlook Express on Windows XP do when they have to go beyond XP is to forget about the current mail program from Microsoft (Windows Live Mail) and switch to Thunderbird from http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird
It can import your Outlook Express mail folders when you setup your new Windows 8.1 PC (after you copied the Outlook Express data to a USB-stick).

Two big advantages I found are:
- it comes with built in search, so there is no need to rely on Windows Search for your mail as you did in XP
- all settings (including the address book) are in one Windows folder (you can have another folder for the mail) so it's easy to backup or copy another PC

Kees

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Thanks! I guess I'll get one then
by volvogirl / June 15, 2014 4:24 AM PDT
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Thank you for reminding me about Thunderbird. My friend uses it and I've seen it.

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I'm using WLM, but I do like Thunderbird
by wpgwpg / June 15, 2014 4:31 AM PDT

I started using Windows Live Mail back when I upgraded to Vista in days of yore, and have been using it ever since. It was pretty buggy in those days, but I haven't had any problems with it in the last year with Windows 7 and 8.1. I do have Thunderbird installed and like it, it probably IS easier for the conversion process. A third option would be Office Outlook, which some folks like.

Good luck.

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OK I bit the bullet and bought one!
by volvogirl / June 15, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Bought a HP Envy 700qe Desktop from Costco Coupon Book.
i7-4770 3.4ghz
8mb shared cache
32gb DDR-3 1600MHZ (4 DIMMs)

2TB drive
25 in monitor

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(NT) Got it! Can't believe I got Word97 & Excel97 installed!
by volvogirl / June 24, 2014 3:21 PM PDT

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