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WLM 2011

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Lee Waun, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Lee Waun

    Lee Waun Flightless Bird

    I downloaded the new WLM 2011 and found I hated it. I really liked the
    older 2009 version and I just could not uninstall the newer 2011 version
    so I downloade Thunderbird and I'll it as it is more like the older
    outlook express that I did like years ago.
     
  2. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    On 18/10/2010 11:54, Lee Waun wrote:
    > I downloaded the new WLM 2011 and found I hated it. I really liked the
    > older 2009 version and I just could not uninstall the newer 2011 version
    > so I downloade Thunderbird and I'll it as it is more like the older
    > outlook express that I did like years ago.


    Welcome to the TB club. I, like you, tried WLM with Win7, but found it
    too unreliable, as it frequently failed to post. IMO it wasn't as good
    as OE6 under XP. And if MS isn't going to fix the "show previous post"
    issue (ie it doesn't show anything, even a ">" for previous text), that
    makes it unusable. Remember also that MS has no interest in Usenet news
    now - it prefers its own forums where it has full control.

    TB isn't perfect, but it is better than WLM.

    --

    Jeff
     
  3. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Jeff Layman wrote:
    > On 18/10/2010 11:54, Lee Waun wrote:
    >> I downloaded the new WLM 2011 and found I hated it. I really liked
    >> the older 2009 version and I just could not uninstall the newer
    >> 2011 version so I downloade Thunderbird and I'll it as it is more
    >> like the older outlook express that I did like years ago.

    >
    > Welcome to the TB club. I, like you, tried WLM with Win7, but found
    > it too unreliable, as it frequently failed to post. IMO it wasn't as
    > good as OE6 under XP. And if MS isn't going to fix the "show
    > previous post" issue (ie it doesn't show anything, even a ">" for
    > previous text), that makes it unusable. Remember also that MS has no
    > interest in Usenet news now - it prefers its own forums where it
    > has full control.
    >
    > TB isn't perfect, but it is better than WLM.


    Me three. What I really wanted was OE6, but the closest proximity I
    could find is TB 2. It has the added advantage of being available in a
    portable version.

    I find myself sticking to older versions with a lot of programs.

    --
    Crash

    What happens online, stays online.
     
  4. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    good - you may be able to help me. I am thinking of using TB but:
    Can you have more than one hotmail address at the same time?
    Can you make your own stationery & signatures?
    Had a quick look but could not find out so I uninstalled it. TIA
    --

    John the West Ham Fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><


    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i9hqhc$46b$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> On 18/10/2010 11:54, Lee Waun wrote:
    >>> I downloaded the new WLM 2011 and found I hated it. I really liked the
    >>> older 2009 version and I just could not uninstall the newer 2011 version
    >>> so I downloade Thunderbird and I'll it as it is more like the older
    >>> outlook express that I did like years ago.

    >>
    >> Welcome to the TB club. I, like you, tried WLM with Win7, but found it
    >> too unreliable, as it frequently failed to post. IMO it wasn't as
    >> good as OE6 under XP. And if MS isn't going to fix the "show previous
    >> post" issue (ie it doesn't show anything, even a ">" for previous text),
    >> that makes it unusable. Remember also that MS has no
    >> interest in Usenet news now - it prefers its own forums where it
    >> has full control.
    >>
    >> TB isn't perfect, but it is better than WLM.

    >
    > Me three. What I really wanted was OE6, but the closest proximity I
    > could find is TB 2. It has the added advantage of being available in a
    > portable version.
    >
    > I find myself sticking to older versions with a lot of programs.
    >
    > --
    > Crash
    >
    > What happens online, stays online.
     
  5. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 10/18/2010 08:25 PM, housetrained wrote:
    > good - you may be able to help me. I am thinking of using TB but:
    > Can you have more than one hotmail address at the same time?


    Yes.

    > Can you make your own stationery & signatures?


    Yes but you will need the add on Quick Text for sigs unless you only
    want one sig.

    > Had a quick look but could not find out so I uninstalled it. TIA


    You didn't look long enough. TB is far superior to Outhouse Distress by
    a long shot. To wit: real time spell check as you type. Junk filters.
    Very, very, very, very easy to back up. Take a longer look in both
    Preferences and Account Settings. It auto compacts itself so you won't
    have to look forward to the old OE, "would you like to compact now even
    though you haven't a back up and the process may lead to message loss" trip.

    All that said, if you use Windows, buy Outlook if you want OE on steroids.

    --
    Alias
     
  6. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:25:58 +0100, "housetrained"
    <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >good - you may be able to help me. I am thinking of using TB but:
    >Can you have more than one hotmail address at the same time?
    >Can you make your own stationery & signatures?
    >Had a quick look but could not find out so I uninstalled it. TIA


    60 seconds with Google tells me the answers are yes, yes, and yes.
     
  7. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    housetrained wrote:
    > good - you may be able to help me. I am thinking of using TB but: Can
    > you have more than one hotmail address at the same time? Can you make
    > your own stationery & signatures? Had a quick look but could not find
    > out so I uninstalled it. TIA


    I don't know about hotmail, but I have multiple POP3/SMTP accounts with
    the same server. You can make your own signatures (as I have here), but
    I don't know about stationery. I'm a text only guy.

    I'm really a newbie when it comes to Thunderbird. I suggest subscribing
    to the
    mozilla.support.thunderbird group on the news.mozilla.org server. That's
    where
    I go for answers.

    --
    Crash

    Atheism is a matter of faith, too.
     
  8. Sunny Bard

    Sunny Bard Flightless Bird

    housetrained wrote:

    > I am thinking of using TB but:
    > Can you have more than one hotmail address at the same time?


    Yes, either all delivered into a single inbox, or kept separate.

    > Can you make your own stationery


    Dunno, why would you want to? html formatted email is evil.

    > signatures?


    Out of the box, you can have one signature per identity, and multiple
    identities per account. If you want random sigs, or to select sigs from
    your own list, there are extensions for that.
     
  9. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    Thanks everyone - when more time is available I'll give definitely give TB a
    try.

    --

    John the West Ham Fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><


    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i9hqhc$46b$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> On 18/10/2010 11:54, Lee Waun wrote:
    >>> I downloaded the new WLM 2011 and found I hated it. I really liked the
    >>> older 2009 version and I just could not uninstall the newer 2011 version
    >>> so I downloade Thunderbird and I'll it as it is more like the older
    >>> outlook express that I did like years ago.

    >>
    >> Welcome to the TB club. I, like you, tried WLM with Win7, but found it
    >> too unreliable, as it frequently failed to post. IMO it wasn't as
    >> good as OE6 under XP. And if MS isn't going to fix the "show previous
    >> post" issue (ie it doesn't show anything, even a ">" for previous text),
    >> that makes it unusable. Remember also that MS has no
    >> interest in Usenet news now - it prefers its own forums where it
    >> has full control.
    >>
    >> TB isn't perfect, but it is better than WLM.

    >
    > Me three. What I really wanted was OE6, but the closest proximity I
    > could find is TB 2. It has the added advantage of being available in a
    > portable version.
    >
    > I find myself sticking to older versions with a lot of programs.
    >
    > --
    > Crash
    >
    > What happens online, stays online.
     
  10. Lemon Saucy

    Lemon Saucy Flightless Bird

    On 18/10/2010 6:54 AM, Lee Waun wrote:
    > I downloaded the new WLM 2011 and found I hated it. I really liked the
    > older 2009 version and I just could not uninstall the newer 2011 version
    > so I downloade Thunderbird and I'll it as it is more like the older
    > outlook express that I did like years ago.


    Don't use it for newsgroups until they (the people at Microsoft) fix the
    plain text reply posting which is broken. Instead try Thunderbird for
    newsgroups - it's free for the download.

    LS
     
  11. Jack

    Jack Flightless Bird

    "Lemon Saucy" <lemonsaucy@net.net.net.net> wrote in message
    news:i9iit7$2au$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Don't use it for newsgroups until they (the people at Microsoft) fix the
    > plain text reply posting which is broken.


    What's broken? It works fine here.
     

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