We hope to upgrade the wife’s PC from Vista to Win8, but a problem has arisen.
As Windows Mail is incompatible with the new system, I exported her emails to a flash drive and tried to import them in to Thunderbird and eM client, but neither will accept .eml files. Deciding we would probably have to use Windows Live Mail I imported the emails to WLM and they open without any trouble.
However, the whole of yesterday evening was spent trying to get WLM to accept and send emails. After creating a MS account with the name ********@sky.com, which works with W. Mail, selecting the same password as currently used, and the whole rigmarole of getting a 7 digit code for the Sky account and 4 digits for the backup Yahoo account, I tried to receive mail, only to be informed that the password I had just set was incorrect. Then followed a series of reporting a forgotten password, followed by emails and automated phone calls from MS with a new code, which didn’t do anything, except ask me to submit again. Just before going to bed my wife had a look at her Yahoo email, and there was a message from MS which allowed the password to be changed. She chose a new password, but this morning everything was still as before.
I had another look at the last email today, and there were options to reply or close the account, both of which I took up. I replied that we had closed the account, and was the same thing likely to happen if we made another attempt to start from scratch.
Whilst awaiting a reply, if any, I have two questions for the lounge. Will ********@sky.com work with WLM as it does with WM, and does anyone know of an email client that will accept messages in .eml format, preferably allowing my wife to retain her current email address?
PS. Has any human being ever managed to make WLM work?