Solved Cant find Windows Mail program on new W7 PC

November 26, 2011 at 14:47:14
Specs: Windows 7
I purchased a new computer (Win 7 Home Premium) old computer used Vista. I can not access my emails that were saved in the email acct. I've already contacted my IP and they were able to pull up my broadband acct which only had two emails in it that I used when I first got broadband in 2008. I've always used Windows Mail and that Acct was associated with my Internet Provider. I don't understand where is all of my info. How can I pull up Windows Mail and get my info. I know Vista is hated by microsoft and windows 7 is the new, but I want to at least get my email info. I had no problem accessing my info in Vista using windows mail....SOMEBODY HELP PLEASE

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#1
November 26, 2011 at 14:59:38
Windows Mail does not exist in Windows 7. You do not have a resident email client in Windows 7. You have to install one. Try Windows Live Mail 2011 or Thunderbird. Both free and downloadable. After installation you will have to import all of your old email etc from your Windows Mail account on your old computer.

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#2
November 26, 2011 at 15:16:10
Hello terii, what happens if i don't have access to my old computer info anymore? i know pretty dumb huh. Idiot me before totally erasing my old computer I wipe it clean...not funny but lol

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#3
November 26, 2011 at 17:15:55
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You can get set up info from your ISP for your new email program and any emails not yet downloaded to your old computer will come in when you first log on, but you will not have access to the old emails and address book unless you have them saved from your old computer. They are apparently gone for good.
I have not tried Live mail, but personally like Thunderbird. If you try Live Mail and want to try Thunderbird, there is an option to copy all settings and emails from your old email program when installing it (though any mail you download to Thunderbird may not be as easy to transfer back).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
November 26, 2011 at 17:57:12
If you have wiped the old computer then all of the emails etc that were in Windows Mail are gone as mentioned above. I have Windows Live Mail 2011 set up on my computer. It looks and acts a lot like Outlook Express and Windows Mail. It is part of Windows Live and can be downloaded separately from the rest of Windows Live. I personally do not have any experience with Thunderbird but am told it is a good alternative. You could also go with Web mail of some description. The sky is the limit there.

Sorry about all of your info on the old machine. This is part of the data that has to be transferred from the old to the new machine. I bet if you had to do this again you would get it right the second time.


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#5
November 26, 2011 at 20:47:40
Thank you

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