I want to transfer my email to my pc hard drive

February 27, 2012 at 20:20:19
Specs: Windows7 64 bit
I have a new pc desktop windows7 pro. and I want to transfer my email to the pc hard drive after I have read it so that I dont have to open the internet to read it again or have the email put straight onto the pc harddrive microsoft said buy 'alpha'? someone else said ;domain' can you help

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#1
February 29, 2012 at 06:33:45
So you don't want to create like a backup of your mail ?

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#2
February 29, 2012 at 19:37:33
It depends on what type of email you have, who hosts it, and if they support POP3 or other type of email accounts. If they do then you will need an email client (program) like Outlook (will cost you), Mozilla Thunderbird (free download), or Live Mail (free from MS) to support your email ON your computer. Whenever you open it, (if you set it that way) it will download all of your new emails and add it to your Inbox. You can keep it open if you like and set it to check for new emails say every 5 or 10 minutes (if you like that sort of thing) and if it is minimized it will notify you that you have new emails. You can delete the ones you do not want to keep and archive the others when they build up a bit. It will also keep a record of your Outbox or Sent mail for you to review. I have had Outlook years ago and I have been using Thunderbird for quite a while now. My email account has always been through my ISP so I do not know if gmail, yahoo, or other internet based emails offer this option (some might), but I am sure someone will answer that pretty soon for you. I tend to delete most emails after they are read but my wife tends to keep many many emails.

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


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#3
March 1, 2012 at 03:25:47
Both G mail and Yahoo offer a POP3 based Email service with SMTP to send Emails but I believe you have to pay for it. Usually only web based Email is free.

Stuart


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#4
March 1, 2012 at 19:57:45
thank you for your imputs-my provider is iprimus I use "msn' hotmail.com My new pc has window7 prof. and I presume it has 'windows live' installed for free . My aim is to recieve Email into the 'inbox' read it and keep whatever needed and transfer/download onto a file on my pc to view it again 'offline' At the moment Iam moving the needed file inside the internet and turning on the internet to view it again If I need to do something I will need to be "lead' by the nose to impliment it here goes chesty

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#5
March 1, 2012 at 23:47:24
Hotmail accounts will work with Windows Live Mail so that you can download the emails. You need to make sure Live Mail is installed first - if it isn't listed in your programs then you can download it from http://www.windowslive.co.uk/essent... then, once installed, click on the 'accounts' tab, select 'email' and it will walk you through the process of adding your Hotmail account. It works with GMail as well, but no idea about Yahoo Mail.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#6
March 2, 2012 at 04:05:15
Windows Live is free but not included so you need to download (free) or use Thunderbird (free).
You need to make sure they offer the option first, set it up with your email provider, and they will provide you with the needed information to enter into your email client. The email client you choose will have a tutorial on entering the information and setting it up on their website.
Download:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde...
Help:
http://support.mozillamessaging.com...
The same should be on MS site for Live.

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#7
March 2, 2012 at 04:14:31
Though Thunderbird is good, the great advantage with Live Mail is that you don't need to know the background settings (SSL, Authentication etc.) because Hotmail is essentially Microsoft based, once you've put in your hotmail address and password, click 'next' & it is all done for you automatically.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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