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    **Has anyone ever tried to at least see if Outlook.com is available as an email client with Win 8 by looking at the default program page and also "file association" and click "change programs" to see what is there??
    I would love to hear from you if you do!!

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    Outlook.com is a web based email client like yahoo and gmail. It's not a installable piece of software. I use Outlook.com over the other two mentioned as it's GUI suits me better and I like the fluidity of it. My preferred email client is Outlook 2010 from Office 2010. I use eM email on my laptop, it's free but with limitations. There is a free version and a paid version and a comparison of the two. I also use incredimail which is free and a paid version.

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    In Win 8 MSIE 10 you can go to file then send>link by email.

    Can this be done with Outlook.com? The answer to this would clarify everything for me.

    Please bear with me as I am not trying to split hairs but want to grasp this 'send by email' issue and my skills are not advanced.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Outlook.com

    That will just use what ever you have set as your default email client. You have to choose one, windows wont choose one for you. My default email client is Outlook 2010, so when I follow those steps you mentioned, it opens Outlook for me. You default email client has to be an .exe software, one you have to download and install and not a web based email like outlook.com or yahoo and gmail.

    To set and app or particular software as default, go to control panel, programs, default programs, set programs as default. In there, there will be a list of software to choose from to set up as defaults.

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    Almost every email complaint I've gotten in the last umteen years has been about Outlook.
    It comes with MS Office and is not and never was a component of Windows.
    So to answer the OP's question. Outlook will probably work if you install a Legal version of MS Office.

    On XP we had Outlook Express 6, which most of us are familiar with. I still use it....some never did!
    On Vista we got a replacement for OE6, called Windows Mail. It was like, OE6, but on steroids.

    Then on Win 7, MS disabled Windows mail and wanted us all to start using Windows Live mail.
    Well, I and many users thought Windows Live mail looked like crap, and I found it almost a nightmare to set up to even come close to looking and working like OE6. The few people I set it up for, in the early days of Win-7, didn't like it at all and some even started using Web-Mail.

    Then I figured out how to re-activate Windows Mail in Windows 7 and the rest is history.
    Now we also have the ability to activate Windows Mail for Win-8 too.

    I had incredimail once, years ago, and one day it just quit working. I had one heck of a time, just getting it off of my PC. It was worse than any virus!

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    The discussion is mainly about the web based, MS-outlook .com, and not the Outlook client which comes with MsOffice. Bad choice of a new name, imo, by Microsoft, when they switched it from Hotmail.

    But, I use Live mail and, as I asked in an earlier thread, what were the problems with setting up Live mail? Why does it "look like crap"? For the OP, Live mail and Outlook.com can be linked, which might solve and answer your queries? Bassfisher's post covers why you have a problem.

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    I am having trouble with this thread so bear with me.

    Can you suggest an email client as I feel MS is going to get rid of WLM and all will be cloud based.

    Is Windows ail that came with Win 8 the only choice?
    Last edited by Peterr2; 05-10-2013 at 04:34 AM.

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