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    I have W7 Home Premium, and use Hotmail as my email client. Instead of having it be web-based, I would like to have
    it be desktop based. Can anyone tell me how they've done that (if you have); or how to do it (if you haven't)?

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    Windows Live Mail should do what you want.

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    Dick,

    I also believe Windows Live Mail is what you need. Not only do I have my RR mail checked, but my Hotmail gets checked at the same time. You can choose which mail to send new mails from after you type the mail, very nice. Import your contacts as well.

    Windows Live Essentials Beta is available and includes Windows Live Mail. You can get as few or as much as you wish. For example I got Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker. The Beta seems to be working very well. I did have the original Windows Live Essentials prior to the beta, which also worked very well.
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    Ian, Ted:
    Thanks! Mission accomplished. Works fine for me, and is just what I've been looking for.

    Dick

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    Wonderful!

    Glad to have been of help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Ian, Ted:
    Thanks! Mission accomplished. Works fine for me, and is just what I've been looking for.

    Dick
    Did you grab the Beta or the released version?
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    Ted:
    I went with the released version. I figured why change 2 things at once? As a follow-on question, how do I
    backup the mail user data (contacts and actual emails) that now reside on my computer?
    I take periodic images of my 2 drives, but I'd like to also focus on my mail data.
    Thanks for your help.
    Dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Ted:
    I went with the released version. I figured why change 2 things at once? As a follow-on question, how do I
    backup the mail user data (contacts and actual emails) that now reside on my computer?
    I take periodic images of my 2 drives, but I'd like to also focus on my mail data.
    Thanks for your help.
    Dick
    I do not remember if Acronis True Image Home 2010 had this feature, but Acronis True Image 2011 (just released) has a back up email feature which will backup email and contacts. I do not know if you have or use Acronis or not. If not, check out this link for a method I think will work.
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    Thanks Ted:
    The method outlined from the link worked perfectly. Since I do use Acronis 2010, I'll now
    use that too (belt and suspenders.)
    Dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Thanks Ted:
    The method outlined from the link worked perfectly. Since I do use Acronis 2010, I'll now
    use that too (belt and suspenders.)
    Dick
    Cool!
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