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Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail (formerly named Windows Live Mail Desktop) is a freeware email client from Microsoft. It is the successor to Outlook Express on Windows XP and Windows ...

Avg rating of 2.7 (3)| 4 comments

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  1.  Spell CheckingWindows Live Mail can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.

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  • Developed byMicrosoft
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.7
  • Alternatives45 alternatives listed

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  • English

Our users have written 4 comments and reviews about Windows Live Mail, and it has gotten 61 likes

Windows Live Mail was added to AlternativeTo by Stuck on and this page was last updated . Windows Live Mail is sometimes referred to as Windows Mail.

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ndlinn
  
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Very disappointed that Microsoft canceled this product. It was one of their best.

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nandayo
  
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Doesn't support PGP

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peterstaack
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It's the necessary evil for a lot of my corporate clients. Try as I might, I can't convince 'em to stray from Windows Live Mail. It's not that it's a particularly bad product, but it's a fair bit more complicated for me to configure than other newer open source products out there. I've certainly used better mail clients, and I've used way WAY worse mail clients.

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Dean
  
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Windows Live Mail should be called "COMA Mail": it is alive, but comatose. Like most of the things Microsoft is putting out they pack in too much in to it, so it is slow and unresponsive. Also if you are over 35 and have vision problems the week pastel colors are a nightmare, and no way to set it to strong bold colors. If you thought Vista Mail was bad this one is about 100 times worse. I still miss good old Outlook Express, simple clean, handles many accounts and easy to use. Microsoft says this is "New Improved Outlook Express" but is not, sorry to say.

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Recent user activities on Windows Live Mail

  • Windows Live Mail iconSeaMonkey iconndlinndoesn't think SeaMonkey is an alternative to Windows Live Mail
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  • Windows Live Mail iconThunderbird iconndlinnUpvoted a comment on Thunderbird as an alternative to Windows Live Mail
    Among other things, no provisions to open non-system folders to keep different files. You can open one but it doesn't let you type or delete, or in general work on it. It's passable but very far from being similar to WLMail. :)
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  • Windows Live Mail iconThunderbird iconndlinnUpvoted a comment on Thunderbird as an alternative to Windows Live Mail
    Thunderbird have not Outlook's express / Live Mail's simplicity. Thunderbird is like evolution Light. Very detail settings. When "some" not work, you cannot write and save draft.
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