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Windows Live Mail is a free e-mail client program that is the successor to Windows XP’s Outlook Express and Vista’s Windows Mail. Unlike those two programs, Windows Live Mail is not bundled with the operating system; it’s a free-standing application available for download or, in many cases, pre-installed by computer manufacturers or vendors.

Having used the program for many years and participated in newsgroups and forums where people ask questions about it, I’ve built up quite a bit of experience that it seems right to share. That’s why I opened this site; I hope you find it useful. Much of the material has been shamelessly lifted from other sources, thanks to the many who have documented bugs and features in newsgroups and forums. I can’t remember all their names, but they include Greg Natoli, Mike Santovec, Peter.R, Robert Aldwinckle and Ron Sommer.

If you have trouble getting my tips & tricks to work, please use the Contact page to get in touch and I’ll see if I can help. But please don’t ask me to deal with error messages or problems with writing, sending or receiving mail. The official support site has several articles dealing with common problems, and questions asked there will usually be answered within a day or two.

Noel Burgess


About Noel

Known in some circles as ¡Firedog.

Posted on 1 April 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Congratulations on an excellent plain language site – well worth the effort you’ve obviously put into it.

  2. Hearty kudos and heart-felt thanks for such an excellent site, and for all the useful information you provide both here and in the forums, Noel. Best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season!

  3. Thanks so much for all this helpful information! I recently had to switch from Outlook Express to WLM after upgrading to Windows 7 (which doesn’t support OE), and the apparent lack of many important functions along with the utter absence of any useful help has been very frustrating. Just from my first quick look at your site I now know how to do many things I didn’t think could be done with WLM at all. You rock!

  4. Thank you very much for this useful information. For years the curly quotationmarks and hyphens were a big annoyance and thanks to you I am now relieved of them!

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