I had hardly used Windows Mail on Vista. The day I learnt that it’s no longer being supported by Microsoft, I downloaded and installed their new email program (Windows Live Mail) and have been quite satisfied.
But not many people share my views – to each his own. Windows Live Mail differs markedly from Outlook Express and Windows Mail in both the layout and the way it organizes messages and that has resulted in a lot of irritated users. Well, to each his own.
Anyway, I thought wrongly that Windows Mail is absent from Windows 7. Actually the program is very much there… though “hidden”. And fortunately the Vista email program can be made to run on the new operating system. People have been kind enough to post step by step instructions on how to get Windows Mail on your new Windows 7 computer.
Sadly, the procedure is not so simple. And no! I haven’t tried this myself so don’t blame me if it doesn’t work. However, since these instructions come from well-known web sites, I suppose they are trustworthy.
I was able to dig up a few pages that detail how to get Windows Mail on Windows 7. Note: Microsoft strongly recommends that you shift to Windows Live Mail and will offer no support if problems arise. Anyway, as you probably know, help can always be found on the Internet.
Before you get all excited and rush to set up Windows Mail on Windows 7, please read some words of wisdom on the Microsoft Answers web site.
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