Why even download Windows Essentials 2012? I only use the live mail which doesn't even work on incoming mail. It seems I'll be better off uninstalling Windows Essentials 2012 and just getting something for mail but I don't know what a good mail would be. I use to use outlook but I don't even know if Windows 8 can use it?
Oh, but it does my good friend
To get Windows Live Essentials working effectively without having to sign in to receive mail, do the following;
Install Windows Live Essentials (naturally) and only the apps you want or need.
Once installed, open WLM (Windows Live Mail) and click on the "Accounts" tab
Now, in the ribbon, click on the green + sign (says email), a new window will open
In that window place your Windows Live ID (email address, if you don't have one you can create it there) and password and check any boxes under that, that are applicable, you will also note you can add other accounts as well, AOL, Gmail, pretty much all of them and they will have to be done in a separate process.
When finished, click next, then click yes to sign in to WLM, then ok yourself out.
This will sync all your MSN email accounts, Hotmail, MSN, Outlook, because you use the same ID to sign in to all of them.
The next time you open WLM without signing in, your inbox will have your mail.
Hope this helps