Windows 10: Replacing Windows Live Mail before it is lost forever.

Discus and support Replacing Windows Live Mail before it is lost forever. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have W10 v1903 and am still running Windows Live Mail. I am very concerned that I will lose this at the next update but can not find an alternative.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Neil1944, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Neil1944 Win User

    Replacing Windows Live Mail before it is lost forever.


    I have W10 v1903 and am still running Windows Live Mail. I am very concerned that I will lose this at the next update but can not find an alternative. Windows Mail seems to be universally badly received and at 75 years old I will probably not cope with it any better than those who are already complaining.


    What do you suggest? Would I be best advised to look elsewhere to Thunderbird or similar? Should I just go through my stored messages on WLM and try to copy them - I have around 4000 stored as my hobby is geneology. Please help

    :)
     
    Neil1944, Oct 8, 2019
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  2. Mustang Win User

    best Replacement for Windows Live Mail


    What is the most similar, free email client app, to replace Windows Live Mail?

    Thunderbird is useable, but quite complicated compared to WLM which has the menu bar along the top.

    Mail in Windows 10 doesn't allow emails to be dragged/dropped to desktop, and a few other limitations.

    eC Mail seems to be the closest I can find.

    All suggestions welcome. *Biggrin
     
    Mustang, Oct 8, 2019
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  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    Windows live mail deleted email and lost folders

    Hello,

    Windows Live Mail are prone to getting lost even if you don’t delete them. In some cases, Windows Live Mail users have reported some or all of their Windows Live Mail folders disappearing either after a Windows update or a Windows Live Mail Update or following
    the deletion of any one email folder. For us to resolve this issue, we suggest that you follow the methods to restore lost Windows Live Mail email folders listed below:

    Method 1: Restore the folders using Compact View

    • Open Windows Live Mail. Click on View in the taskbar.
    • Click on Compact View. Doing so will collapse all of the Windows Live Mail folders listed and a green sign in the shape of a plus will appear under them.
    • Click on the green plus. As soon as you do so, a dialog box that lists ALL of the Windows Live Mail folders on your computer – including the ones that you have lost – will appear.
    • Simply check each of the lost folders that you want to restore by clicking on the checkbox beside them, and then click on
      OK.
    • Once done, click on View and then click on Compact View. As soon as you click on Compact View the second time, all the email folders that you thought you had lost should appear exactly where they should be.

    Method 2: Restore the folders that were lost using the import feature from the default directory where the mail’s are stored

    • The first step is to Hold the Windows Key and Press R.
    • Then, type %appdata% and click OK.
    • Once there, check the following locations:

      AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail

      AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
    • You will then see your folders in one of those directories, copy everything and create a new folder on Desktop. Name it as
      Back Up Live Mail or something. This will be the back up folder, the reason it is supposed to be copied is to not corrupt or mess up the existing data.
    • Now that you've got the back up, you'll need to import the files to your Windows Live Mail.
    • Open Windows Live Mail.
    • Open the File menu located in the upper left corner of the window.
    • Click on Import messages in the File.
    • Select the file format in which you saved your Windows Live Mail backup. If you’re restoring from the back up in the above method, then use the
      Windows Live Mail option and click Next. Click on
      Browse, navigate to the folder in which your backup is stored, click on the backup file (the folder or mailbox) you want to restore to select it and then click on
      Next. Click on Next. As soon as you receive a message confirming the success of the restoration of the folders, feel free to click on
      Finish and see that the folders you restored are now visible in the left pane under Storage folders or where they were imported.

    Let us know if the resolution provided works.
     
    Paolo Mag, Oct 8, 2019
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  4. Replacing Windows Live Mail before it is lost forever.

    I lost my contacts

    Hi John,

    Regarding your issue with contact list that is lost in Windows live mail, we suggest to check this thread:

    Contacts list disappeared from Windows Live Mail
    . Look for MikeSTL and ¡Firedog answers. It contains troubleshooting steps pertaining to the issue.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Oct 8, 2019
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