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Solved Enable Win 8 POP Email Plus do you like or hate Windows 8

October 2, 2013 at 14:29:18
Specs: Windows 8
I bought a Lenovo laptop 2 months ago with Windows 8 OS. I have had a variety of problems especially with email programs as it does not recognize POP accounts, only IMAP. I have read Microsoft will have an 8.1 version and I truly hope this problem will be fixed. Do any other members of this forum have Win 8 and do you love it or hate it and why?

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October 2, 2013 at 15:08:40
Setting aside the merits of IMAP -v- POP, Windows 8 can definitely handle a POP account. Mine is running MS Office 2003 (which uses Outlook) and if it can run that old thing perfectly it should be able to run almost anything. Whether MS want you to or support it are different matters. Just because there is no app for it doesn't mean you can't do it.
EDIT: Try this for size:

I won't get involved with the general likes or dislikes of Win8 as that has been discussed many times on these forums and all over the net. Suffice to say it is a computer operating system and I've found it can be made to work pretty well however you wish, just like any of its predecessors - use Google for the trickier stuff.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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October 2, 2013 at 22:28:35
My windows eight phone is great. No problems with any of the interface. Of course I'm still using XP for my desktop.


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October 2, 2013 at 23:36:47
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I'm getting used to it - as Derek says, you can use 'normal' email programs that work with POP accounts - even Windows Live Mail.

There are still bits I like and bits I dislike but generally speaking once it's set up to the user's liking it's as good as any other Windows OS as long as you choose the right hardware for it.

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

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October 3, 2013 at 00:45:37
Best Windows OS to date.

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October 3, 2013 at 08:14:02
I love Windows 8. I run Start 8 and Fences on it. Start 8 gives it the Windows 7 look with a start button and task bar and Fences hides the desktop icons until you hover over the area you grouped them in, it keeps the desktop way less cluttered.

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