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Windows 10 email woes

I've just bought a new pc with Windows 10 installed on it -my last pc ran Vista with Windows Mail.
I can't for the life of me find a way to import all my email folders from Vista to 10. Everything was organised on my last pc - I had about 15 folders containing emails from Amazon/ebay/paypal/friends/car clubs/family/work etc. etc. etc. Now, after two weeks with Windows 10, not only can't I import my folders and emails, but the email interface itself looks a right shambles. It seems to be designed for 6 year olds. I want a more professional looking interface like my old Vista Mail (or like my Outlook I use in work).
Where am I going wrong?? Help!!

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Here's the path I use.

1. Get away, move off the Microsoft email apps. Thunderbird is my choice here as it usually imports what's on Vista today.

2. Now that the emails are on Thunderbird there are numerous prior discussions on moving that email to other Windows OSes and even Apple and Linux OSes.

If you stick with the free Microsoft offerings you usually find pain when it's time to move.

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Thanks for the reply. If I use Thunderbird as my default client, what happens if I decide to revert back to windows mail (or a future version of it), Will I be able to export my emails from Thunderbird to Mail?
Sorry if I appear a bit slow, but I don't want to be caught out.

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Re: Windows Mail

I doubt if there will ever be a future version of Windows mail, so there is no need at all to anticipate that.

If you don't like the standard mail app in Windows 10, Thunderbird is a good choice. But if you prefer the MS Outlook you have a work, you can buy and install that also.

Kees

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Re Outlook

I've thought of buying Outlook, but it's a £100 here for a new copy. Do you think an older version will work with Windows 10? I can buy a 2013 version for £40 Grin .

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Re: Outlook 2013

That surely works with Windows 10.

Kees

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Thanks

Thanks for your help - I've made the move to Thunderbird, and very happy with it!

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Made the move

Well, I finally made the move to Thunderbird, and very happy with it!
Thanks for your help.

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Windows mail in Vista evolved

from Outllok Express. Windows Mail was removed from WIndows 7 and I used Windows Live Mail. I still have Live amil install in Windows 10 but use exclusively Outlook for the POP email account and I use the Windows 10 email for IMAP (internet emails) like google, AOL and Yahoo. Thunderbird is another email client that's free.

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When you say you use Outlook, do you mean the version that comes with a Hotmail address? I've tried to import my email here, but it won't do it.
I'm right ticked off with Microsoft!

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Re: Outlook

I don't know what wpgwpg meant a week ago, but i think he means the same MS Outlook (part of the MS Office suite) you use at work.

No Outlook (be it Outlook Express, any version of MS Outlook or the outlook.com website came with a hotmail address, as far as I know).

Kees

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Hotmail

If I log in to my Hotmail account it say's Outlook.com. and is quoted as "a free, personal email service from Microsoft".
I know it's not the same version as the office suite though, by a long way. I can't import my folders here either Devil

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Re: login

It's how you call it. i would say "I login witn an account'.

So I login into Windows with my Windows account kees_b, and i login into outlook.com with my Microsoft account kees_b@hotmail.com. And on cnet.com I login in with my cnet-account.

Kees

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