I asked my friends over on the Windows Twitter account what some of the questions are that they receive on a regular basis. One of the most common ones they are seeing fired at them lately from newcomers to the operating system is “How do I get my email on Windows 7?”
One of the key differences between Windows 7 and Windows XP and Vista is the lack of an email client. While past versions of Windows included Outlook Express or Windows Mail, depending on which operating system you upgraded from, Windows 7 lacks an email client as part of the install. You can, of course, use an online version of your mail client or even sign up for a free Gmail account. However, many of us still rely on our trusty desktop clients. What are you supposed to do in Windows 7 then?
If you want that desktop experience and liked Outlook Express in older versions of Windows, then you’ll likely enjoy Windows Live Mail. It’s a free download, but you will need to sign up for an account. When you complete your registration, you’ll have access to several different features and functions if you choose to use them:
Get 25 GB of free online storage on SkyDrive. Use it to save your files or share photos and videos.
Windows Live Photo Gallery can help you remove red eye, create amazing panoramas, and more.
Now you can stop emailing files to yourself. Keep docs, photos, and other files in sync across your PCs.
Hotmail to access your email anywhere you may be.
Windows Live Messenger helps you stay connected to friends.
Windows Live Mail helps you organize your life into one place on your computer. Add multiple accounts such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! and more. You can browse your email, calendars and contacts when your Internet connection isn’t on.
I remember using Internet Mail and News – MSIMN. That’s how many years I’ve been around online. That’s the first graphical email client released by Microsoft and it may still be something you can launch from your machine.
I’m a big email user and admit that I prefer OS X. However, I will admit that Windows Live Mail is beautiful. The layout is clean and awesome. It’s slick… it’s good. I definitely recommend it.
We all tend to have more than one email address: the average person maintains three of them. This is done to organize different types of email, maintain different parts of our persona or simply to keep spam away from our primary email Inbox. There are several good reasons to want more than one email address, but maintaining them all can be a royal pain. Hotmail is trying to make that easier on you beginning today, by helping make it simple to manage current and future email address in one place.
You can now use Hotmail to create and manage multiple email aliases from one single Hotmail account. Along with features they introduced back in November, the new alias feature gives you all of the benefits of multiple addresses without having to change your primary account – or your online identity.
Email aliases let you create completely different email addresses that you can use to receive email into your primary account without anyone knowing what your primary email address is. This is very important to many of you out there. In this day and age of privacy concerns and Identity Theft, we safeguard our information – including our primary email address. Setting up an alias or two can help you avoid having to do so.
Starting today, you can add up to five aliases per year to your Hotmail account, up to fifteen aliases in total, all designed to make it a lot easier to organize different types of email and personas in one Hotmail inbox without having to give out your primary email address if you don’t want to.
Apparently, the Woz has jumped ship! He may still have his iPhone, but he told a news show today that he loves his new Google Nexus One! The Apple co-founder calls it his favorite gadget. Does this come as a surprise to anyone? Are you shocked that he would say such a thing… in public?
It doesn’t shock me in the least that Woz would say such a thing. He has openly criticized Apple in the past when he didn’t agree with something they were doing. He griped that the first-gen iPhone should have included 3G support when it shipped. He also claims that the phone should be more open to developers. While he didn’t call the Google phone by name during the recent interview, it’s easy to figure out that’s what he meant. Woz stated: “Well, it’s the latest one. It’s a non-Apple product, but it’s a gadget that just came out yesterday.”. At that time, the Google Nexus One phone was just one day old. I couldn’t find any other important pieces of tech that were released the same day, can you?
This will be a hot topic to read all over the Web in coming days. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on this front, especially right on our own network of sites!
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