Windows Live Mail (WLM) is a free email client from Microsoft. It can be installed and set up on XP, Vista and Windows 7 computers. In fact, it comes as the default email program on the Windows 7 operating system.
In this post I shall provide instructions on how to get Windows Live Mail for your computer. Please note, Microsoft urges users of Outlook Express and Windows Mail Vista to move to the newer Windows Live Mail because these older programs are no longer been developed and supported.
An important question remains: Should you make the shift from your old email program to Windows Live Mail?
Based on the feedback I receive (daily), not many people like the new email client. I, however, have been using it for almost two years and except for a small problem with the RSS reader (which was ironed out in an upgrade), the program has served me really well. Though it lacks a few ‘advanced’ features of Outlook Express and Windows Mail (like the HTML source view – don’t worry about it if you hadn’t used it ever), it includes an automated junk e-mail filter, an RSS reader a blogging tool and lets you customize the interface and layout. By the way, the one thing most people find annoying with Windows Live Mail is the extreme segregation of email accounts – each email account that is set up in this program gets its own set of five default folders.
Anyway, here are the steps to get Windows Live Mail and install it on your computer.
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