Tutorials about setting up your e-mail client to retrieve the messages from your Inbox directly from to Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10 PC.

Windows Mail

Windows Mail is the successor of Outlook Express. This new solution builds on the foundation of Outlook Express, adding a variety of new features that aim to provide improved productivity and security.

The list of new features includes: a new interface, a junk mail filter that blocks spam messages, improved reliability when working with large data files, a phishing filter which lowers the risk of you being the victim of online deception techniques and newsgroup features which allow you to manage newsgroups.

In this article we will show you how to setup your first mail account in Windows Mail. As you will see, it is pretty easy.

Missing buttons from the Windows Contacts toolbar?

Many of our readers reported having problems with their Windows Contacts application. It seems that depending on how you configure Windows Explorer, it might happen that the traditional Windows Contacts buttons disappear. If you notice that you no longer have any of the following buttons: New Contact, New Contact Group, Import and Export, continue reading this tutorial and learn how to put them back on your toolbar.

Windows Live Mail - A short overview

In November 2007 Microsoft launched a new e-mail client called Windows Live Mail. This client is one of the tools included in the Windows Live set of services and software products. Windows Live Mail is the successor of both Outlook Express and Windows Mail. This means that in the future it will be the only supported free e-mail client, and all development work going forward will only be on Windows Live Mail. For this reason, you might consider going to the download page and start using it.

But, before you do that, let's see what novelties Windows Live Mail has to offer.

Configure Windows Live Mail to connect to Windows Live Hotmail and MSN Mail

If you will try to configure Windows Mail to retrieve your e-mail messages from services such as Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Mail, you will always receive the following error message: 'Windows Mail no longer supports the HTTP servers used by Hotmail and other web-based e-mail providers'. That's because, for reasons known only by Microsoft, HTTP forwarding is no longer supported in Windows Mail. You can retrieve your e-mail messages only if you use their newest e-mail client called Windows Live Mail.

In our future articles we will talk more about this new e-mail client. For now, I will show you how to configure it to connect to Windows Live Hotmail and MSN Mail, and access your e-mail from your computer.

Configure Windows Mail to connect to Gmail

Continuing our "How to" series on configuring Windows Mail for different e-mail providers, today we are going to show you, step by step, how to configure Windows Mail to connect to your Gmail account. As you might now, Gmail offers free POP3 support for all accounts. However, in order to use it, you might need to activate it from the Gmail web interface.

Configure Windows Mail to connect to Yahoo Mail Plus

We have received a lot of e-mails from people asking how to configure Windows Mail to connect to their e-mail accounts from Yahoo Mail. In this tutorial we will guide you step-by-step on how to connect to the popular Yahoo Mail Plus service. Before we continue, please note that the free Yahoo Mail service does not support POP3, and you will have to subscribe to a Yahoo Mail Plus account in order to use this feature.

How to setup an e-mail account in Outlook 2007

One of the most important challenges for new computer users is to learn how to check their e-mail directly from their preferred e-mail client. Questions regarding this topic have been asked numerous times by our readers via e-mail, our forum and our comments system. For Windows Mail we have published a guide on how to configure your mail account a few months ago. In this article we will cover Microsoft Outlook 2007 and try to give you as many details as possible.

How to create e-mail contact groups in Windows Vista

Some of our readers asked us how e-mail contact groups can be created in Windows Vista. To answer their question we have created this tutorial in which we will show you how to do it.
In Windows Vista, contacts can be managed by using the Windows Contacts application which replaces the old Address Book from Windows XP. In April 2007 we published a quick overview of the new Windows Contacts application. Before reading this tutorial you might want to check out our previous article to get yourself familiarized with the new application.

How to migrate to Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista

As you probably know, Microsoft Office 2007 has never been the main focus of our site. Even so, many of our visitors requested a guide on how to migrate their e-mail to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. We are trying to listen, as much as possible, to what our readers ask, so we decided to create this guide in order to help them with this request. This was not an easy task as there are many scenarios to cover.

This is why we limited the scope of this tutorial only on how to migrate your e-mail from Outlook Express, Windows Mail and other versions of Microsoft Office Outlook.

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