I'm new to Windows 8 and installed my mail accounts to the start screen mail with some difficulty, since most of my mail accounts are local accounts. I required ALL of the account info to make those accounts work. Mission accomplished. I do like that the messages are right there when I sign in, and the onscreen reminders as each message comes in. Kind of neat.
Now, I find a lot of features missing in this barebones Metro Mail, such as moving messages around, attaching files, etc. (Maybe I just haven't found them yet???) I would like to also run these mail accounts in Windows Live Mail on the desktop side, just for the flexibility and tools that Windows Live Mail gives me. I installed Windows Live Mail and it imported my email accounts, because I had a backup of the store folder from my XP computer in my documents.
My question is: Is there going to be a conflict with having these same accounts on both ends of the Windows 8 spectrum? Will new mail go to the Start Screen Mail, or the Windows Live Mail, or the one I open up first, or all of the above? I'm confused. Thanks in advance for clarification. judson