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Saving Hotmail To Oe

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  1. grandpaw7

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    Is there a way for me to save Hotmail letters to OE without opening OE? I'm reading something that says how to save a Hotmail letter on my computer. It says to get the printer friendly version of the letter, then click File and Save As, and then indicate where I want it saved. Is there some way I can indicate I want it saved in OE? Thanks, grandpaw
     
  2. AbvAvgUser

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    Save in OE without opening OE? I am confused by what you are saying :confused:

    Well you can save it in a file with an extension .eml. So when you double click on it, it will be opened using OE. But I don't think there is any way of saving a mail in one of the folders in OE without opening OE.

    The best way of saving hotmail messages in OE is to have a hotmail account in OE and synchronise the folders.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    I think I understand what you are trying to do, as I had a user get that idea too ;)

    You'll need to create a file folder, call it saved hotmail messages, as either txt files or html.

    It really would be easier (as stated above) just to set up hotmail coming directly into Outlook Express....just go to add new email account, and hotmail is pretty much built in..........
     
  4. grandpaw7

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    Okay, I'll just open OE when I want to move hotmail messages offline to an OE folder. I do have my hotmail account set up in OE. Just for the record, as we lawyers, including retired ones are wont to say, what I now do is open hotmail, check the spam, and block it. (OE does not give me the option of blocking hotmail spam.) Then, I want to move various emails remaining to an offline OE folder. So I close hotmail, open OE, and do the moving. What I was wanting is to be able to move hotmail letters to OE without having to close hotmail and open OE. grandpaw
     
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    Grandpaw, you might check out this program......I think you might be able to do what you are asking with it........


    http://www.mailwasher.net/

    I've seen other people recommend it here, and I tested it for a couple of days and it seemed to allow me to block hotmail before it downloaded into my Outlook Express ;)
     
  6. grandpaw7

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    Thanks for the input, AcaCandy. I have Mailwasher but what I was looking for was a way to block spam and also move letters to OE without having to go to two different programs to do this.

    Actually, I've quit using Mailwasher and instead use Hotmail's Block program. I presume that one serves no better purpose than the other. If I'm overlooking something, and there is a reason why Mailwasher does a better blocking job, I wish somebody would let me know.

    grandpaw
     
  7. AbvAvgUser

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    I think you will have to stick with hotmail's capacity to block spam. The reason is that actually hotmail is and remains a web-based mail provider. All the action actually happens at the folders on their servers. What we actually do in OE is just synchronise the folders so that we get a copy of the folders as it exists on the servers. Of course there are some things that we do in OE and it gets refelected in Hotmail. But thats just a topping or a dressing to this big bunch of salad called hotmail and its not the real stuff.
     
  8. grandpaw7

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    Thanks, AbvAvg, for your input. Can you comment on whether there is any advantage to using a program such as Mailwasher, rather than using Hotmail, to block spam? Of course, it's easier to use Hotmail since I don't have to go to another program to do that. I presume that advantage of using Mailwasher is the availability on Mailwasher of these lists of spam senders which Mailwasher will automatically delete messages from. But is there any other advantage? grandpaw
     
  9. AbvAvgUser

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    grandpaw7 said ...


    Sorry grandpaw7. I have never used mailwasher so I do not know how it works. But I trust, when I am using hotmail, I will rather prefer their code that blocks spam rather than someone else interfering in it. It surely has some levels of spam blocking. Check them out if they meet your needs.

    As regards mailwasher, wait here for someone who can tell you about it. TSG Forums is full of people ready, willing and able to help :)
     
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