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    Unhappy Does anyone know HOW to make WLM look and behave like Outlook Express

    Does anyone know HOW to make WLM look and behave like Outlook Express, at least the folders for now.
    am going crazy with this (*d45**^&)
    I simply want the old folders back if at all possible.
    loosing nearly all my hair...
    and, might have to go to Outlook or migrate to Gmail
    what is better?

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    I am sure you will get plenty of different answers. I use and like Outlook very much. I wouldn't definitely trade it for Gmail (I still have an account, but use it from Outlook).

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    thanks for that,
    I have outlook 2003 only.. would that work?
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    Hi,

    It's up to you to decide if it fits your needs. I still think it beats Gmail, though (and Gmail now has a new interface which I don't like not even a bit). Outlook will be rather familiar, at least regarding folders and major functions, if you come from Outlook Express.

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    Outlook Express 6, is my age-old favorite email program. But GMail is not an email program but an email address.
    It's really simple to set up any email client to receive GMail.

    For Vista, Windows Mail is the closest to O.E.6 as you'll ever get.

    That's disabled in Win-7, but it can be re-activated. I've done that many times for my customers.

    Failing to do that and with Windows 8 where winmail cannot be activated at all, I install Mozilla Thunderbird.
    If you like O.E. 6 you'll like or maybe even Love Thunderbird. To set it up for GMail, it's a walk in the park.
    Outside of your name and email address, all you have to do is check Pop instead of IMAP to finish the GMail setup. Then, just like with O.E.6, you can tweak it and tune it to your own liking.

    I actually did set up Windows Live Mail once for myself, when I first got Win-7 and once for a customer.
    What a nightmare! That's the nice way of saying it's a total P.O.C. !!

    I won't subject myself to that torture again.

    Good Luck,
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