How can I setup a mail account in Windows 8?

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    Arne Garvander

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    I have found support for Exchange. Hotmail and Google mail.
    Where is the support for a standard pop3 mail server?
     
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    I think you will need to use a program like Outlook. or Thunderbird for that
     
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    Or Windows Live Mail. Totally free and 100% compatible with Windows 8.
     
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    Is there a download for Outlook for Windows 8? Where do I get Thunderbird?
     
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    Windows Live mail is not included in Windows 8. Where can I get it?
     
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    just do a search for Thunderbird it is free and very good, works in a similar way to outlook.
     
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    I just wanted to provide the link to Thunderbird if you (or anyone) are still interested: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all.html.
    The link will take you to a page for all languages so wherever you are, you can get the right version. I would choose Thunderbird over Windows Live, just because it seems to handle POP3 better for me.
     
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    Since you have experience with Thunderbird, how about telling us more about it? A summary of its features would be good. A comparison of its features vs Windows Live would be even better.
     
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    I haven't used Windows Live for awhile so they may have updated since I last used it, but since then Thunderbird has:
    • Automatic IMAP/POP3 Servers, meaning it will scan the domain's DNS for mail servers. (Sometimes it still wont find them, but 90% it does, and for Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, any popular mail service, it has them saved)
    • It's not as cluttered as Windows Live, it has more of an Outlook Express feel to it (In my opinion). I find that Windows Live has a lot of clutter just in the areas of your email accounts, and news groups, where Thunderbird has an Outlook Express feel meaning that everything that doesn't need to be seen, isn't.
    • However, having the settings for Newsgroups and Email hidden means that you have to go into settings all the time, which is a hassle.
    • I've also read around the web (not sure if it's true or not) but, that WLM has a lot of "bugs" that Microsoft doesn't state as bugs, so they dont try to fix, where as Mozilla, edited by the community, fixes them most of the time.
    Really, its up to personal preference, if you want more graphics and a sleeker email experience with more options, WLM is the way to go, however if you want a simple Email experience I would choose Thunderbird.
    I just want to state again, I have not used Thunderbird for awhile or WLM in a long time, but from when I was using the software, this is what I heard and saw. If I forgot something, my apologies.
     
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    Thanks for the information. In that case, I am going to try out Seamonkey. Basically Seamonkey is Firefox integrated with Thunderbird. I am going to see if it works for me.
     
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    I have never tried seamonkey, but I believe it's a great program. Since I don't know much about it, I can't really say for sure. However if it's Firefox integrated with Thunderbird, it sounds very good.
     
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    I have tried Seamonkey for a bit. Feels smooth. Works with many of the addons for Firefox. The only part which I have to try out is Thunderbird.
     
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