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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.

Backup your Outlook Inbox

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a backup of your Inbox in Microsoft Outlook. The procedure works with both Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and 2007, even though the screens are a bit different. If you follow these instructions you should have no problems.

Windows Mail keyboard shortcuts

In this article we have compiled a list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts that can be used when working in Windows Mail. Of course, you can always work using only the mouse but, if you will learn some of these shortcuts, you will notice that using the keyboard always saves you time.

Where are the e-mail identities?

Some of our readers e-mailed us asking if we know what happened with the e-mail identities in Windows Mail. In Outlook Express, if multiple people were sharing the same computer, they had the possibility to create different identities to keep their e-mail separate from others.

According to this post, found on the Windows Vista Help pages, the ability to create e‑mail identities has been removed in Windows Mail. Instead, Windows Mail enables you to create separate Windows user accounts for each person who wants to use e‑mail on a single computer.

The complete guide to the Windows Calendar - Part 3

In the third and last part of our Windows Calendar series, we will show you how to subscribe to online calendars and publish your own calendars to remote locations such as a web host.

The complete guide to the Windows Calendar - Part 2

In the second part of our Windows Calendar series we will show you how to export and import your calendars. By using the import and export functions you can make a quick backup of your calendars or you can move them on different PC's or use them in different applications.

The complete guide to the Windows Calendar - Part 1

Windows Calendar is one of the new applications delivered with Windows Vista. This application looks like many other similar applications and offers all the expected features: support for the iCalendar file format, support for publishing or subscribing to web-based calendars, options for creating and managing tasks, several calendar views and so on. In fact many criticized this application for resembling with iCal - a personal calendar application available for MAC OS X users. Even if there is some resemblance, Windows Calendar is nonetheless a great application and the first calendar application to be included in a Microsoft Windows operating system.

We are currently working on a series of articles about Windows Calendar which will be published gradually these days. The series will serve as a complete guide on how to use and configure your Windows Calendar.

This first article covers the basic functionalities of Windows Calendar: creating personalized calendars, customizing them, creating appointments, tasks and reminders.

Windows Contacts

Windows Contacts is a new application distributed with Windows Vista, that replaces the old Windows Address Book. This application has all the features of its predecessor and some new ones such as the ability to add pictures to your contacts, a new XML based file format for storing contacts and better extensibility for integration with other applications.

As you can imagine, Windows Contacts integrates with Windows Mail. When you create an e‑mail message in Windows Mail, you select the recipient from your Contacts folder. Even if you do not use Windows Mail as your default e‑mail client, you can still use Windows Contacts to store all the contact information about the people you know.

Migrate from Outlook Express to Windows Mail

In our previous article we presented the new Windows Mail and its features. We also made a step by step tutorial on how to create your first e-mail account in Windows Mail. Today we will show you how to manually migrate all your e-mail accounts, messages and your address book from Outlook Express to Windows Mail. As you will see for yourself, the procedure is not very complicated even though it might take you some time to do it.

This article in split in two parts. The first part covers the export procedure that you need to perform in Outlook Express and the second one explains how to import everything in Windows Mail.

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