Talk:Windows Live Mail
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The name of this product is not Windows Live Mail Center. The Windows Live Mail Desktop Team has denied any name change in the first place. And even if they did change the name, it has been changed back. (See Windows Live) "The official name for the product is Windows Live Mail Desktop. I've heard rumors in the blogsphere say that we've changed the product name, but we haven't."-Lewis Lin (From a Members-only forum on The Hive)
--[rrrperson] 21:56, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
I quite like my addition
I bet it will be the truth; you just watch~!
- This isn't really the place for jokes. It's seen as vandalism. Maybe you could write something factual about Live Mail's shortcomings, but it would need to be rock solid. Good luck, Noit 03:30, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
- Those ads can be removed by a dedicated (not browser-based) ad-blocker, such as the excellent (IMHO) one built into Symantec Client Firewall (which I use). --[rrrperson] 21:57, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
The "D" in "Desktop" is uppercase. At http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionid=6ac2bed2-b5a4-4a0a-a897-e36dd191a9f4 (Official Windows Live Ideas Live Desktop page) and the official developer's blog at http://morethanmail.spaces.live.com/, the "Desktop" is still capitalised. In the actual application, it's lowercase because it's styled like that. It's like Flickr's logo (the "f" is lowercase in the logo, but it's capitalised everywhere else). bCube(talk,contribs); 19:41, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
- Yeah, you are right, bCube, and for that I apologize. I should've left it alone after Jeremy.Visser fixed it back to how it should be. Sorry.. --Illyria05-- 04:08, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
- What is with the big deal with uppercase/lowercase? Please stop changing the article regarding uppercase "D" or lowercase "d", as mentioned above, the official name was with an uppercase, and lowercase is only used as a styling purpose. Besides, why worry now when the name has been even changed? Pikablu0530 23:22, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Announcement of new name
Microsoft officially announced in its press release that Windows Live Mail desktop will be named "Windows Live Mail":
More to come. In the coming weeks, Microsoft will introduce an additional e-mail client option for Windows Live Hotmail with the release of Windows Live Mail beta, a free consumer e-mail client available via download that will be a successor to Outlook Express and Windows Mail on Windows Vista™.
Re: Misleading URL
The URL given in the infobox does not lead you to the beta released launched on May 30(accounting that the rest of the information in the infobox is correct) which should be Version 12. Instead it leads you to the release of Version 8. Any comments? Proof of V12? Or Current URL for Download?
- The beta was only meant to be released for people in certain countries. These countries are the US, UK, India, France, Japan, Germany, China and Spain. It is mentioned on the Messenger blog. If you aren't in one of those countries then you are redirected to get.live.com. Swanny92 12:06, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
The beta link for those programs can only be accessed by users from the countries listed here. If your computer isn't set to one of those countries, then you get redirected to get.live.com. The user you changed the link had a point, that link enables ALL USERS (including me who's in Australia) to access the beta page. I changed the link back, and edited it on the Messenger page and the Writer page. If any objections, please discuss here. Swanny92 12:35, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
This article currently has a section labeled "Differeneces from Windows Mail / Outlook Express". However, this article should only compare Windows Live Mail to Windows Mail, it's immediate predecessor. Could someone more familiar with the three applications fix this? - Josh (talk | contribs) 18:00, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
http weasel wording
This entry says: "Support for Web-based e-mail accounts including Windows Live Hotmail, Gmail/Google Mail, and Yahoo! Mail Plus." And the the WLM page itself says "You can send and receive e-mail messages from any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser. HTTP accounts include MSN Hotmail, Windows Live Hotmail, and Windows Live Admin Center accounts." 
That's about the least informative 'information' possible. "INCLUDING" - wowee
So it's not just 'any' or 'all' http web-based email ? What, and who, determines which http (or https) web-based email can WLM work with? Is it determined by MS ? Or by the web-based mail site?
The current info (?) require fooling around and failing and getting no error message, just keeps asking for pw; and seems to screw up the retrieval url, but not clearly so.
Additionally: Even an encyclopedia could provide a reference url for some real help - a forum i guess where WLMail q's can be asked - ? Potentiate23 (talk) 08:08, 23 June 2009 (UTC) [i typed Potentiate23 (talk) 08:08, 23 June 2009 (UTC) but not seeing sig in preview - for a newbie this is confusing - is sig there or not, lousy UI]
- I do not see a problem using the word "include" in the article - in this context "include" is equivalent to the term "such as". If you wish, feel free to change the word "including" to "such as" in the article. Windows Live Mail supports DeltaSync, WebDAV, POP3 and IMAP protocols - if the web-based email provider supports any of these protocols, accounts from these providers can be added to Windows Live Mail. Additionally, Wikipedia is not a place for product support. If you require support with the application, please click the "Help" button (the blue button with a question mark) or press F1 to access the official help page. The Help menu also provide links to the official team blog and discussion forum. There is no need to add these links to Wikipedia. --Pikablu0530 (talk) 11:50, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
- Should be added! It is not. --184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:07, 4 October 2010 (UTC) it is only for windows 7. i tried to get it today but it is only included in live essentials.(which require windows 7 to install.)
- When I clicked on its link recently, some small type directed me to the XP version. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:28, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
The freeware "KLS Mail Backup" can be used with this. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:27, 22 May 2011 (UTC) My drafts, sent etc. disappeared and 170 emails popped up in the inbox including one sent from 2012.....phoned shaw and they said they had no idea what happened and it wasn't their problem....Whose problem is it and what do I do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:09, 30 January 2014 (UTC)