Alternative email client to Windows Live Mail

Hewlett-packard / A6500f
May 26, 2010 at 12:01:46
Specs: Vista home premium, 4.00 GB
I use windows mail on my desktop with vista. Have a newer Toshiba laptop with 7 and I really don't like windows live mail as well. I was searching around the net and came across these instructions for using windows mail on 7. Has anyone done this and does it really work or will I mess things up?

I tried thunderbird e-mail and like it but I can't get 2 servers set up right. On my windows mail I have an inbox on the top for my road runner mail and an inbox on the bottom for my AOL imap mail and I need this same set up.

Thunderbird only gave me one inbox and other people that use thunderbird have told me they have it separated with 2 e-mail servers so I must be missing something when I set it up but what I have no clue so if anyone could help with that would apprecaite it. Mary


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#1
May 26, 2010 at 21:22:15
Go to Tools>Account Settings>Add Account (near bottom)
You can right click on Folders (left side top while in inbox) and add a new folder and name it (Inbox2 for example).

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#2
May 27, 2010 at 07:38:58
Well I don't see folders left side top but I can go to file, new, folder and do it that way but then how do you get the second server to put the mail there when it comes in? Shouldn't Mozilla make me a regular inbox for the second server? What I want is 2 servers and 2 separate in boxes like I have on windows mail. Every one else seems to be able to have this but can't tell me how they set it up as someone did it for them. I must not be setting the 2 servers up right I guess. Mary

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#3
May 27, 2010 at 20:55:58
Try this:
Go to 'Account Settings', then 'Server Settings' (for one account at a time) on the left side, and then select 'Advanced' on the lower right. You have by default selected "Global Inbox" which puts all incoming email into the same inbox. Select instead "Inbox for this server's account", repeat for the other account. This should solve your problem (I use the same inbox since my second one is really the same to me, but I give it out more casually and would not mind as much if I eventually needed to change it).

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#4
June 4, 2010 at 20:59:39
Just an update. I tried the tutorial I posted and I now have windows mail working perfectly on windows 7 just like my desktop with vista. 2 servers, 2 inboxes and it sends and receives fine so now I am a happy camper. Glad someone took the time to figure out how to do this for people like me that didn't like windows live mail. Mary

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