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Replacement for windows livemail on new computer.

  Jim Flux 14:02 28 Apr 2017

I have always used Windows Live mail for my email but having just bought a new laptop (Acer 14" E5-475) I discover that I can no longer download Windows Essentials. I have tried to set up email using "Mail" from Windows 10 but so far without success. I don't wish to buy Office so I'm looking for a substitute for Windows Livemail. Any suggestions please.

  Archonar 15:22 28 Apr 2017

What has been your issue with Mail? Maybe we can help you to fix that so you don't need to download any 3rd party software

  Forum Editor 15:26 28 Apr 2017

Take a look at this and this

Both do the job well - I have used them myself.

  Jollyjohn 15:39 28 Apr 2017

I have used Mozilla Thunderbird for several years on a variety of desktops and laptops running both Windows and Linux. I have found it easy to configure and use. click here

  Bris 17:58 29 Apr 2017

Microsoft stopped supporting WLM recently that's why you cant download it.

If you choose eM-Client be aware that, if you choose the free version, you will be restricted to 2 accounts after the 30 day trial period but it works OK and is fairly easy to set up.

Thunderbird is also fine but requires a bit more effort to set up.

  Jim Flux 19:48 29 Apr 2017

Thanks for all the suggestions. The laptop in question was one we bought for my wife who is not a computer nerd so I wanted something with which she was familiar. Having tried Thunderbird, it seems fairly similar to Windows Livemail so I have opted for that. My wife seems happy with it too, so, once again, many thanks,

  Menzie 01:02 30 Apr 2017

Thunderbird is quite good and once you enter in an email address that isn't custom (corporate for instance), it fetches the settings from a database Mozilla has.

I've been using Thunderbird for years now. Prior to that I was using a program called Incredimail but this became bloated and littered with ads for the pro version.

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