Email Program for Windows 7

Dear Computer Lady,

I have a new Computer with Windows 7 – and as you know, I can no longer use Windows mail.
First I log on to the internet using att.my.yahoo.com – then I must use my email address and password to open my email.

Is there a simpler way for me to access my email account? Like when we had Windows Vista.

Thanks, Don

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Dear Don,

Microsoft no longer includes Windows Mail with Windows, however, you can still download and install the newer version, Windows Live Mail from their website at:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-live/essentials-other-programs

There are also a couple of other free email programs that you can install on your computer and use in the same way you used to use Windows Mail.

I like (and use) Eudora at: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_OSE

Another email program is Thunderbird at: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Hopefully one of these programs will meet your needs.

Elizabeth

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    • sj_kac
    • May 20, 2012

    Dear Computer Lady,

    In the current newsletter Don wrote he could not access his mail in Windows Mail. You suggested other E-mail programs. Since he is using att.my.yahoo.com as his homepage, why not just use Yahoo mail as his E-mail. I started using Yahoo for my E-mail when I switched from MSN to Yahoo for my homepage 5 years ago, when I got DSL from ATT, and have not had any problem with it.

    Sincerely,
    Ken in San Jose

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