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    email program for win 8

    What email program can be used on Win 8 to download various email addresses to the desktop? I found something called Outlook on the computer but it looks like I can't see the whole screen. I have gmail and accounts from my isp and like to be able to access all in one place. Used Outlook Express on my XP system and Live Mail on win 7.

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    I'd say go for Mailbird. Wayyy easier and more intuitive than Outlook (also faster and cleaner looking).

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    I use Windows Live mail. This is a part of Live Essentials suite of apps. You can choose to install all or any of the various apps offered in the suite.

    WLM allows me to set up various email address and download all messages and send messages from the address of my choice.
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    I use Thunderbird.

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    Me too for Thunderbird.

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    Long time user of Thunderbird but I believe Mozilla will not be supporting it anymore so I switched to PostBox. Free trial for 30 days - only $9.95 to buy.
    http://www.postbox-inc.com/thunderbird_switch

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    I was under the impression that Mozilla won't be developing it anymore, but will still support it and update it with any needed security patches - is this the case?

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    From Managing Director of Thunderbird:
    http://blog.mozilla.org/beyond-the-c...f-thunderbird/

    So I stand corrected!

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    It appears from your post you are looking for a desktop program but if you don't care whether it is a desktop program or a modern app, check out the mail application on the start screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    It appears from your post you are looking for a desktop program but if you don't care whether it is a desktop program or a modern app, check out the mail application on the start screen.
    Windows Mail is good, but IMHO the disadvantage is you only get the most recent 2 weeks of emails loaded to the Inbox. Unless you can extend it past 2 weeks, searching old emails is ineffective. If you have Yahoo! Mail accounts, there is a Yahoo! Mail app in the Windows Store that works well. I have 2 Yahoo! Mail accounts & the app manages both very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillIngramIsMe View Post
    Windows Mail is good, but IMHO the disadvantage is you only get the most recent 2 weeks of emails loaded to the Inbox. Unless you can extend it past 2 weeks, searching old emails is ineffective.
    That can be changed at Settings, Accounts:

    Mail app for Windows: Account-specific settings

    How to configure Mail app of Windows 8 to sync/download all older emails

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    Last edited by BruceR; 2014-05-05 at 13:35.

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    Thanks for the links, Bruce, but the Yahoo! Mail app syncs/downloads all my accounts automatically. This is helpful for those using Windows Mail, though.

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