Windows 10 Mail

Cheemag

Extraordinary Member
Hello again,

How on earth does one set up Windows Mail if the initial wizard can't find the server info/can't connect to your mail server ?

You'd have to give up it seems - there's nolthing else to do !!

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Cheemag
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Do a web search for your mail provider they should have the required configuration then just enter it manually.

You should only need the incoming and outgoing mail domains, ports and whether to enable encryption(most providers require this)
 

Axel PC

Senior Member
What email service are you trying to set up? I use Windows Mail with Outlook and Gmail and had no issues setting them up.
 

Cheemag

Extraordinary Member
I'm trying to migrate from Thunderbird using my mail server which hosts my own domain and also a Zen Internet co.uk address.

I found the advanced settings but the term 'domain' is foreign to me as also is 'exchange' and 'active sync'.

It won't let me sign in with the credentials and settings I have used for years in Thunderbird. 'Domain' just isn't asked for or needed in Thunderbird.

Thanks both, and regards,

Cheemag
 

Axel PC

Senior Member
Yeah sucks that Mozilla doesn't have the demand nor the funds to really develop Thunderbird anymore. On the demand side, most people are using web-based email now. I'm sure the vast majority of those that use an email client is when they're at work. And the apps on their phones, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo app, etc.
 

Cheemag

Extraordinary Member
I've used a client ever since the days of Eudora and XP.

Only a couple of aspects of Thunderbird annoy me. It loves using HTML despite my believing email should always be plaintext because of the massive data overhead of HTML. And the awful Compose window ...

I expect I'll still keep using it though.

Cheers

Cheemag
 

Axel PC

Senior Member
Eudora wow, a blast from the past! I completely forgot about that one. Thunderbird is very niche now. It's popular with privacy and security fanatics and Linux/Windows geeky types. I tried it I think last year and just couldn't. I'm too used to the modern look of today's email providers. And being able to go back and forth between my laptop and phone for email. I actually find myself using email more on my phone than my laptop. So managing an email client was just something extra for me to do on my laptop versus open my web browser.

But I'm glad people are out there using it still!
 

Peterr

Fantastic Member
FWIW, I have used Windows native mail app for quite some time with no issues. The calendar syncs with my PC and iPhone and the mail syncs with my Outlook.com.
It lists contacts also. You can create folders and sub folders.
I could not stand that old Thunderbird. Windows native mail app also gives notifications. .
You can also have multiple accounts ; I have Gmail, Apple, Comcast and Outlook.com which sync.
If the server is ever slow(rarely), just click sync. It is a reliable desktop client without frills.
 

inkrypted

New Member
I am using the default windows 10 Pro Mail and Calender app with a live and gmail account with no issues until now. After the most recent update It would no longer let me put my gmail account back in after it was removed. So I had to do it manually . Then after that they don't fetch mail. I have checked to make sure my machine is linked and signed in even changed passwords. Then deleted the App from a Powershell running as an Administrator then reinstalling. But it still refused to fetch my mail. It also says ms-resource:/... I have no idea what that is all about but if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it.
 
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