Windows Live Mail desktop

Windows Live Mail desktop 8.0

Windows Live Desktop is a POP-3 client by Microsoft
3.5  (48 votes)
8.0.1226 (See all)

Windows Live Desktop is a POP-3 client by Microsoft. This client is Microsoft's new take on the market of POP 3 e-mail clients. It servers the same purpose that Outlook Express served on Windows XP; that is to say, to offer basic functionality and ease of use for Windows users. The user interface is very similar to that of Outlook Express, which is a good thing. On the left, you have the folders of all your e-mail accounts, which you can have plenty of. On the right, you have the folder view, which shows the content of your folders, and, down below, every message is previewed in detail. There is a bar at the top of the application that allows you to do quick tasks, such as creating new e-mail, forwarding, and more. The only bad thing about the operation of Windows Live Mail Desktop is that it really doesn't feel right when you view your Gmail mail, or any other service that uses "conversations" for that matter. This client keeps the old single message approach, and thus, you lose a lot of what some online services offer. Other than that, this application is really complete and easy to use, and will let you download your e-mail to your computer easily and effortlessly. Windows Live Mail Desktop also works great with Live Messenger, and even lets you start conversations from the comfort of your inbox.

José Fernández
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Review summary


  • It's free
  • It is quite easy to use
  • It works great with Windows Vista


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