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QUESTION: I currently use Windows Vista and consequently Windows Mail for e-mail. I’d like to upgrade to Windows 7 when it’s available and would like to know what my choices for e-mail will be?
PC CLUB: It’s unfortunate that Microsoft is abandoning many of its customers by discontinuing e-mail programs that millions have been using for quite some time, Outlook Express and Windows Mail.
With the advent of Windows 7, which launches October 22, Microsoft is now pushing its Windows Live Mail program which will work with XP, Vista or Windows 7. Before discussing your options you may want to review the previous article “How to move your E-mail to a new computer” (link: http://bit.ly/nex0N), which discusses Internet Mail versus Web Mail.
Here are your options if you choose to upgrade to Windows 7 or just stay with your current Windows version: Read the rest of this entry »