is my address book on my pc or on the internet ?

  Dasmad 21:40 06 Aug 2010

I'm moving on to Win 7 but can not use Outloook Express, and am offerred Win Live as option. Seems to me that this effectively puts my address book directly into a webmail account, whereas I prefer to retain it completely private on my own pc, as it was with OE, or with a new email client such as Mozilla Thunderbird.

Is my understanding on this correct ?

  woodchip 22:12 06 Aug 2010

As fare as I know Address book is on your PC irrespective of OS

  woodchip 22:16 06 Aug 2010

As fare as I know Address book is on your PC irrespective of OS

Try typing Address Book in Search see what it comes up with.

Just checked my PC came up with 7 shortcuts to Address Book. But it depends on what programs you are running

  Sea Urchin 22:17 06 Aug 2010

If you mean Windows Live Mail then your address book is on your PC - but if for example you are using Windows Live Hotmail (ie a web based mail program) then it is held on the website.

This link shows you why it can all be so confusing

click here

  Dasmad 09:28 09 Aug 2010

frankly boys ,I'm still confused, but I know I'm happier with pc based mail than web-based, so I guess I'll have to use thunderbird.

  Woolwell 11:52 09 Aug 2010

To echo Sea Urchin - Windows Live Mail is an e-mail client like OE and Thunderbird. Your address book/contacts remain on your pc.
If you you a web based e-mail program like Windows Live Hotmail then it will be on the web.

If you use Windows Live Mail (note not hotmail) your concerns are unfounded.

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