What is 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 Mail on Windows Vista. The application is available for download via the Windows Essentials suite.
Supports multiple POP3 and IMAP4 mail accounts as well as calendar.
Support for Web-based email accounts including Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail Plus.
Synchronization with Windows Live Contacts.
Support for RSS feeds. Notable features include the ability to reply directly via email to the author of an item that appears in an RSS feed, and the ability to aggregate multiple feeds into a single folder. The RSS functionality requires Internet Explorer 7 or newer. Multi-line message lists. Emoticons can be used in emails and other functions. In-line spell checking. Separate inbox folders for different POP accounts. Support for sending picture files in emails through the Photo email feature, which uploads pictures to a web-based service and sends the URL and thumbnails in the mail. It can also perform basic photo correction and apply different border effects to pictures.
The program is no longer supported and downloadable, together with Windows Essentials . Existing installations may continue to work, anyway some email service providers have moved to newer email protocols for improved security and reliability and they may no longer work with Windows Live Mail.
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Windows Live Mail information
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- Upvoted a comment on Thunderbird as an alternative to Windows Live MailAmong 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. :)
- Upvoted a comment on Thunderbird as an alternative to Windows Live MailThunderbird 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.