Skip to comments.I need outlook or windows live mail for this windows 10 platform
Posted on 12/12/2016 4:38:06 PM PST by freebird5850
Well my old windows 8 computer is slowly dying. I have a HP running windows 10 and want to have email like I used to. This new computer will not accept Win live mail or classic shell. Help needed. Thanks in advance.
Give up on outlook already. Get a free gmail or hotmail account like everyone else is doing these days. You’ll get used to it in no time and you won’t miss outlook one bit.
There are a million windows clients.
Outlook.com will also allow you to use other email addresses.
Who is your email host?
Thunderbird works well and it’s free
When you say it “won’t accept” classic shell what happens when you try to install it?
I have win 10 and use live mail to read my other email account. I just no longer can read hotmail through Live.
There’s quite a few free webmails out there. They all do all the things that outlook does. One thing they do even better than Outlook. If you have a hard drive crash you don’t lose all your old emails. It’s impossible to lose your old emails because they are stored in the cloud and accessed through your browser.
So you’re able to access your emails from any machine anywhere in the world on the web. Much better, and easier to use than Outlook.
Both work with Windows 10.
Windows 10 sucks. It forces you to set up an email account you may not want. It updates behind the scenes without your knowledge. It’s gadget heavy, so inefficient. There are too many problems to list. I despise it with a burning hatred of one thousand suns.
You can try Thunderbird. I think it is still free. If you won’t by Outlook (office 365 is 100 bucks a year). Some companies also have an employee purchase program for $10 bucks or so for all the office products.
Oracle VirtualBox to run the older O/S (and important apps).
Win 10 comes with mail, from there you can add any pop3 or live account. I have Verizon, optimum and live running. For $400 or $100/year for 4 seats you can get office 360 (the $100 updates the $400 permanent 1 seat does not)
My suggestion is to move to an online platform and use mail. Mail has some quirks, but almost all email providers have a web based interface. So you use mail to see what is in your inbox and delete the crap and then the web for the things that are more important.
Yeah, I think you meant to post your reply to Freebird5850. The guy who posted this thread. I’m not having any problems with my gmail accts. I simply replied with a suggestion for him here.
outstanding free email client:
i have a win10 using Win Mail 2012
There should be no reason why your Windoze machine can’t use it.
You don’t have to have an e-mail. You can skip that and tell it you want to run it disconnected.
Sorry, misread your comment a bit. I use my e-mail provider’s web client, though I use Outlook for my main account.
MAILBIRD isn’t quite up to Outlooks message rules, filters and such fancy features, but it’s still pretty nice. Make your own folders, etc.
Try it out.
I have been using the same hotmail account for about 15 years and it is so nice NOT to have my overcrowded mailbox residing on my pc. So easy to read it online - and you can make subfolders, etc. just like the old outlook.
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