Solved How to disable 'Built-in' Outlook emails.

March 18, 2018 at 04:11:12
Specs: Windows 10
I don't use the 'built-in' Outlook programme for emails. I prefer to use Widows Live 2012 because of the much better storage and other useful features. How do I disable Outlook, so that I stop receiving two lots of identical emails? But would like to retain Outlook 'just in case.'

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March 19, 2018 at 04:21:56


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March 18, 2018 at 05:05:36
Remove your email account from whichever email client you don't want to use.

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March 18, 2018 at 05:29:03
Thank you... but please tell me how to do it... step by step if you don't mind. As you might guess, I'm not very good at these things!

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March 18, 2018 at 09:03:12
The 2012 version of WLM was the last available. It was discontinued in 2016 & no longer supported as of early 2017. You likely got an email from Microsoft warning you of such. There will be no more security fixes, patches, or updates; so the longer you continue to use WLM, the more at risk your system will become. IMHO, if you feel you must do away with one of your email programs, it should be WLM, not Outlook.

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March 18, 2018 at 09:18:14
OK, thanks riider. I'm sure you know better than me - I'm not a techy. All I know from a simple user's viewpoint is that Outlook is hopeless in comparison to WLM - mostly because of no storage/filing facility. In WLM, I have thousands of important email documents - going back years - that I can access at any time. Why is this fundamentally important (and surely essential) facility not available in Outlook? Any advice or recommendations - from anybody - on an alternative email system, that is equal to or better than WLM, would be greatly appreciated.

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March 19, 2018 at 04:21:56
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March 19, 2018 at 09:55:59
Thanks johnw,

I'm grateful for your advice. I'll look into the Mozilla Thunderbird... I seem to remember someone else in the past saying this was a good alternative to WLM. I'll let you know how I get on. I hope it will allow me to transfer my all my past emails that I have stored in WLM.


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March 19, 2018 at 16:15:21
"I hope it will allow me to transfer my all my past emails that I have stored in WLM"
Just a matter of finding a way that you understand, probably during the install you will be able to do it.
Otherwise, Tools > Import.

If still stuck, here is more info. Change the keywords in search, if more info is needed.

how to move wlm into mozilla thunderbird
http://bit.ly/2FVtdWG
export your messages from windows mail in .eml format
http://bit.ly/2G9lA2o
export windows live mail to thunderbird
http://bit.ly/2G90LE7

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August 9, 2018 at 17:31:46
Outlook is fairly simple to maintain. There's just one file to deal with, and as long as you back it up fairly often, it works great. You can create subfolders within the Outlook "file structure" and organize to your heart's content.

Thunderbird (in my opinion) is difficult to organize and like some other email clients (Eudora comes to mind) there are several folders and files that make up one single mailbox/email address. Not really easy to back up (again IMHO.)

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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