Windows Live vs Outlook 2013 for Windows 7

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Windows Live:
Loading Windows Live on a Windows 7 system, in order to create an email account -- I don't know if they want to input a "windows live id" or if I can enter my provider username/password.

Must you have a windows live id, or is this only for retaining changes that are made?

Thirdly, can I enter usernames/passwords with a web host for an individual account (websites that I operate) like can be done with Outlook Express?

Outlook (2013 Office for Home & Business)
How many accounts will this take? Operating an old version, it seems to top out at around 5 accounts, hopefully they've improved given the price tag.
 

armly

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you may want to look at thunderbird free email client
i use more than 5 accounts with it
http://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/

why do you want a windows live ID ?
-does thunderbird reside on local machine?
-do you have to use Firefox to use it?
-can I connect with emails via local provider and web host?
-import .dbx files?



I don't want a windows live id if I can help it.
 

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if its outlook express , when you first install thunderbird it will ask if you want to import emails and contacts
and then will put them into a folder called something like
outlook express imported

I see 'Trash' and 'Outlook' are located under 'local folders' in the view menu.
You sure this all resides on local machine, including emails files? Can you do a backup of them?
yes they are on the client PCs only
and you can backup the system , i use
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
to transfer to different PCs or just as a backup

it can be difficult to convert from thunderbird to other email clients in the future , depends on the client
 

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if its outlook express , when you first install thunderbird it will ask if you want to import emails and contacts and then will put them into a folder called something like outlook express imported
I see 'Trash' and 'Outlook' are located under 'local folders' in the view menu.
You sure this all resides on local machine, including emails files? Can you do a backup of them?

Do the mails stay as .dbx for possible future use in another email program?
 

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crossed post a few times and edit - re-read some of my older posts please

yes they are on the client PCs only
and you can backup the system , i use
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
to transfer to different PCs or just as a backup

it can be difficult to convert from thunderbird to other email clients in the future , depends on the client
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its done automatically when you first install, I have done this on quite a few machines when they have changed to a windows 7 PC from an XP machine
installed thunderbird on XP PC - and imported, then used mozbackup and copied to new PC and installed thunderbird - NOT set up the account - used mozbackup to restore and it installed the email, contacts and sets up the account access

you get the folder
outlook express imported
and a new address book with all your contacts

I have never moved from thunderbird to another email client

you can also move to windows live mail - and do not need to have a windows live ID or outlook.com email
if you prefer to use windows live

Personally I think thunderbird is better and also use on a lot of PCs with the older generation, and they find the change easy to make
 
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