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#1 indy777

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:13 PM

I have used Windows live mail 2012 format for a long time and hate to change, but it looks like I am going to have to as I found Microsoft will no longer support this. Two things, 1. What is a good email program to change to and 2. I can't seem to be able to save any of my storage folders before changing.

Appriciate any comments or help.

I am using Window 10 on a Dell desktop computer. 


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

I have to ask:  If you are using WLM 2012 strictly as a POP or IMAP access e-mail client why would you have to change?

 

There are no indicators that WLM 2012 has become a security risk and the POP and IMAP protocols have been virtually untouched for decades now.  Until something comes out indicating that a new exploit (or exploits) are targeting WLM 2012 successfully it's probably as secure as most of the currently available e-mail clients.  Official support only stopped in January.

 

If you are using IMAP access you don't need to save anything (unless you moved it to a strictly local folder) as IMAP folders are on the mail server and will be re-created when you enter your account information in an alternate e-mail client if you wish to use one.

 

My first choice is Thunderbird.  Opera Mail is quite nice, too.


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:45 PM

Ok, Well that's good to know. The reason I found out about the support for WDM ending was that I was having a problem with WDM starting up after I shut it down. After shutting it down the second time the program stays shut down. Not a big deal other than I couldn't figure out why that has started after all this time. The only thing I have recently done is install a VPN through Norton security. 






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