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Windows Live Mail

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 56 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.4.3508.1109
  • Total Downloads:
    521,223
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    721
  • Platform:
    Windows
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1 stars

"CRASH!!!!!"

April 12, 2012  |  By johngranacki

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Included with Windows

Cons

Crashes unexpectedly and doesn't save backups! Also difficult to use with multiple email addresses.

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1 stars

"Been hacked! Where is Microsoft security?"

September 29, 2012  |  By fretsnot

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Allowed me to POP download several email accounts instead of having to log onto several sites (very convenient). Photo mail is a nice feature.

Cons

I returned from a trip to find I was locked out of my Hotmail account. It apparently is NOT secure yet it took me several tries to regain control of my account. I had to prove to Microsoft that it was me trying to recover control and they did not believe me. I've spent hours changing my log in & passwords at various companies from which I buy things online. When I get everything taken care of I will close my Windows Live Mail account.

Summary

Don't risk your security by using this product.

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2 stars

"LOSES EMAIL FORMATTING"

September 26, 2012  |  By Frogmore27501

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Easy to use, but seems empty of many features Outlook and Outlook Express had

Cons

I make a new stationery, set the formatting, etc., type an email message in it, hit [Send] and it loses all formatting. I have to go to the Outbox to reset all the formatting manually. I looked for a place to select where I could retain all html for all incoming and outgoing mail like they use to have in Outlook Express, and I can't find it.

Summary

Bring back Outlook Express.

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1 stars

"Stay away, use Outlook or go to WebMail"

September 12, 2012  |  By petersonmlp

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Nice folders and message rules, easy to navigate. Have used it for years.

Cons

I have been plagued with slow performance for about a year. The hard drive starts to grind randomly, then the hourglass appears, I have to wait about 2-3 minutes for Windows Live Mail to "unlock itself." I can still work on the other programs while Windows Live Mail is locked, so I know it is particular with the program. I have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. I have been waiting for a new version to correct this issue. I am getting impatient.

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1 stars

"Worst Email Program Ever"

August 16, 2012  |  By Muadieb

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Absolutely None

Cons

Deleting mail from one folder deletes mail from all folders, it deleted all my important mails I had been saving. I will never use this or any other program associated with Windows or Microsoft ever again.

Summary

Do not use this Email program... you will regret it.

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1 stars

"Storage Folders Disappeared"

June 25, 2012  |  By limerixguy

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Easy enough to use WHILE IT WORKED

Cons

For no apparent reason all my folders (with contents of course) disappeared. To reconstruct I would need to go back into my Google account to find a needed e-mail. Not a happy camper here.

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1 stars

"UNRELIABLE"

June 20, 2012  |  By clayww

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

It will work (for a little while)

Cons

This program has crashed REPEATEDLY ever since MS "upgraded" from Outlook Express.

I have lost countless important messages because of this poor product. Luckily we back up our files often and were able to retreive most of what this program simply lost out of the blue. It is useless

Summary

BEWARE! You will be sorry if you trust in this software.

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3 stars

"Many features but clunky user interface"

May 24, 2012  |  By interd0g

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

It integrates basic email function with web mail and the MS suite of programs for dealing with graphic, text and media content. So it is quite comprehensive

Cons

Everyday things you need to do are hard to find and accessed in counter intuitive ways. The upper tool bar is cluttered with exotic functions.
Some will give up on it rather than face the learning curve if they are used to things like the old Windows Mail or the usual web mail packages.

Summary



Updated on May 24, 2012

Glad of the chance to add something - my wife tells me it rejects most type of attachment ' for her own good'. We have to download them again in Sylpheed to get them open

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4 stars

"Very easy to use.Quit your ******** and get a better pc"

May 21, 2012  |  By dansingsbuzz

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Has an overall windows theme.
Never had any major bugs. been using WLM since its launch in 2009 and it has always been top notch. Can set up multiple accounts (even gmail).

For those people that are rating this 1, 2 stars need to learn how to use a computer. The interface is so ******* simple I don't see how any of you can complain. You can customize the layout and how you want it to look. Although the menu can look quite complicated at first glance, once you take the time to READ, you'll be fine.

Cons

Prefer the 2009 overall layout. the 2011 one looks way too blend and tries to go for a Microsoft Office look.

you can sign into windows live messenger but really thats useless because all it does is let you go online, thats it.

Using Gmail can be a pain

thats it.

Summary

If your looking for a simple app to sync your email/s then this is a great program for the job. Don't listen to these ignorant people. Try it out for yourselves and you be the judge.

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1 stars

"Typical MS junk"

May 20, 2012  |  By peter4012

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Haven't truly found any

Cons

I haven't seen a layout done so badly that I can't even have space to read my e-mails, they are shoved to the right third of the screen to read (all in vert columns)
Delete is not a single button w/ confirm request - accessible by a click and a scroll to a 'delete' - what a pain w/ all the junk flying in
saw no check boxes for multiple email tagging to do the same function with (move / delete etc)
Setup/layout/color functions I haven't found yet
I have problems w/ getting two accounts set up, can't believe it's usable as e-mail collector (I have a collector w 8 accounts from 4 service providers - wouldn't try it here)

Summary

luckily I personally don't have to use it, however I do have to deal w/ my 80 year old mother who used outlook express and has to learn to use this joke of a program (oh how i despise MS products)
Now in fairness I dealt very little with outlook (but found it 'usable' - but NEVER used - outlook express - windows mail (the predecessors), so have limited understanding of what my mother used prior to this - but other than that
My recommendation is FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO USE, unless you like frustration

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5 stars

"Very easy to use and well organized!"

May 20, 2012  |  By octavius755

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 15.4.3508.1109

Pros

Simple
Good organization of components
Loads quick

Cons

More archive options

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.4.3508.1109
Version 15.4.3508.1109 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date June 09, 2011
Date Added June 09, 2011
Version 15.4.3508.1109
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/XP 32-bit/Vista 32-bit/Vista 64-bit/XP SP 2
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.18MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 521,223
Downloads Last Week 721
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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