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windows will not send emails

by HELPLESS-HELPLESS / October 31, 2015 7:26 AM PDT

I want windows 10 off my computer. cannot send emails and can't save to drafts. this thing is worthless. the sooner I get it off and get my old windows back the better. helpless-helpless

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Re: e-mails
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 31, 2015 7:42 AM PDT

That's correct. Windows doesn't send e-mails. You need an e-mail program and you need to do some settings in it.

After upgrading to Windows 10 you have 31 days to go back. A refcent Microsoft blog entry says
"That being said, we would encourage everyone to upgrade because Windows 10 is the best Windows ever – familiar, safer, faster, and full of innovations. After any upgrade, you can easily go back to your prior version of Windows within 31 days if you choose. We do this by keeping a full copy of your previous operating system on your device – including apps and settings – for the first 31 days following your upgrade. At any time during the first 31 days, you can go to “Settings->Update and Security->Recovery and Uninstall Windows 10” to return to your prior version of Windows."

Usually it goes well. Sometimes it doesn't. Then you do a clean reinstall of your OS from the original disks.

But do I understand correctly that you jumped into Windows 10 before researching yourself how to go back again if necessary?


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use thunderbird instead
by James Denison / October 31, 2015 7:55 AM PDT
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That true. Emails are sent by apps and not the OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2015 8:51 AM PDT

I know the concept is a little hard on everyday users but this is not what Windows 10 does but the email app.

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(NT) Thunderbird, Office Outlook, & WLM all work with 10.
by wpgwpg / October 31, 2015 9:05 AM PDT
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Typically if you
by orlbuckeye / November 2, 2015 4:58 AM PST

have POP3 email you have to set up a SMTP server. That doesn't matter if you have iOS, Android, Linux, Mac OS, WIndows or CHrome OS. If your using IMAP it should be handled by the server of the email service. If you can't save to drafts that has to do with the email client you are using. First I would google Sending emails with whatever client you are using the how to save to draft with the cleitn you are using.

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