Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 56 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.4.3522
  • Total Downloads:
    525,801
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    672
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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2 stars

"It's okay if you NEVER need to send a photo"

July 06, 2015  |  By SuzieMach

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 16.4.3522

Pros

Works with POP accounts

Cons

Will not send attached photos
Will not work with Gmail or other IMAP accounts
No current help for issues and Microsoft has apparently abandoned this program

Summary

I made the mistake of updating to Office 2010, and in the upgrade, Live Mail upgraded too. Now, no matter what I do, all photos get stuck in endless "send" mode, and clog up my mail inbox and outbox, all emails, for all my 5 different addresses... stuck hopelessly for hours until the computer can be shut down. With no error message that pops up or warns you, the sending mail menu just acts like it will send the email, but then never completes. How wonderful! Unless you go looking for the sending menu, you may never know what is going on in the background.

And, the Microsoft community forums are full of other people with the same problem, and no help, no fix, no one who cares. Sad, this program worked well until they hooked it to Skydrive as a required way to manage the photos. Now, nothing will make this program work with a photo. Some well meaning folks have posted very complicated work arounds, but the only way I have been able to send a photo is to convert it to a PDF, and disguise it. I have been able to sneak a few very small photos one at a time into an email, by use of the paperclip button to attach a file.... sshhhh... be very very quiet and don't let the program know it's really a photo! But when you use the tool bar button to send a photo, you are sunk.

I gave it 1 and a half stars because it still will send emails.... just not all of them, and making it stop sending one with a photo by rebooting the computer, is just ridiculous.

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1 stars

"crashes, loses emails, dysfunctional"

January 31, 2015  |  By adouif

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 16.4.3522

Pros

no pros at all no pros at all

Cons

gotten worse. freezing when composing. does not have autocomplete when entering "to" email address for all familiar emails.
yet does have autocomplete for same email address when searching. why the discrepancy?
loses emails. does not locate them when searching.
this email is awful and becoming useless

Summary

will soon switch. but already switched form yahoo )losing emails). dislike gmail.
so which email to use?
aol used to suck but it looked ok now. should i risk it?
please suggest which email to use. thanks

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2 stars

"Constant crashes"

May 16, 2014  |  By offerPop6396911

 |  Version: Windows Live Mail 16.4.3522

Pros

Reads mails fine, but no undo.

Cons

Almost always crashes trying to compose a new mail or reply on a windows 7 laptop. Microsoft support is non-existent as usual and bugs are never fixed.

Summary

Stay away. Used to love microsoft but almost all products are unusable and if they are good they will take away the features you like in the next version.

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date March 26, 2014
Date Added March 26, 2014
Version 16.4.3522
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.18MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 525,801
Downloads Last Week 672
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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