E-mail problems

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  1. Touchwood

    Touchwood Funster

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    I am in the throes of an e-mail nightmare.

    I have been using Outlook Express, bundled with Microsoft Vista, without any real problems, though I would have preferred Outlook, as it is what we use at work and I am familiar with its workings.

    I recently (last weekend) upgraded to Windows 7, having been assured it was much more stable than Vista. We carefully backed up everything we could think of before the installation, including my e-mail contacts.
    Having installed Windows 7, we then installed my (legit) copy of Microsoft Office 10 - and I confidently looked for Outlook, only to find it not there. Neither was Outlook Express, nor Windows live mail.

    So - off to the internet, and pleased to find I could download Outlook for free, which I did.

    Problem - I cannot get my e-mail contacts into Outlook, despite several hours of research and effort. The file menu in Outlook does not have the usual "import/export" feature, and I can find no other way to do it. My contacts folder is on the pc, but I can't get Outlook to reference it at all.
    I can only assume the free to download Outlook is a stripped down version, though why the facility to import an address book should be removed I fail to understand.

    So - do I go back to Outlook Express? Can I in fact do so with Windows 7? Why is there no e-mail programme as part of Windows 7?

    Any advice welcome.

    Mike
     
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    My understanding is that the free internet outlook for win 7 download is indeed a cut down version.

    However I do not understand why your ligit version of office 10 did not include outlook. Did you install office yourself? I would suggest re-running the office install program and checking the components that are to be installed - if outlook was not selected at install time it will not be there.

    Alternatively try thunderbird, also a free download?
     
  3. Touchwood

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    I'll check my Office 10 install disk but I'm pretty sure if it was there we'd have installed it.

    I've been recommended to try Thunderbird by others, so I'll have a look at that too.

    Many thanks

    Mike
     
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    Not sure what version you were using but for outllook 2010 import is performed as follows:

     
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    There should be a copy of Windows Live Mail within Windows 7

    Try this for your contacts, export them from Outlook Express as a CSV file, go into Outlook and import the CSV file it should work as Outlook is a much stronger program than OE.

    Outlook I think only comes with Proffessional Versions & Up of Microsoft Office

    Thunderbird is very similar to Outlook Express and considered to be vastly superior having calendar options like Outlook
     
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    Thanks to all....

    Pablomc - I've been doing a little more digging, and I had just found the critical mistake I've been making, which your post also clarifies - they've moved the import into a sub-menu in file - it's now in file>open>import.

    AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    Why do they do this? Bast***s! I hate Microsoft!!
     
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    Welcome to the Club... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I dont have any problems...... I use the email service provided by my ISP :thumb:
     
  10. GJH

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    We've used Eudora for years.

    When I worked in IT we used to call the Microsoft products "Lookout" and "Lookout Distress".
     
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