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Windows Live Mail 2012 & IMAP not working, need suggestions

Windows Live Mail 2012 & IMAP not working, need suggestions

Windows Live Mail 2012 & IMAP not working, need suggestions

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Hi,

I have a member who uses Windows Live Mail 2012 as their email client.

I purchased IMAP email hosting for them from smarthosting, only none of the sent emails are being recorded.

I have tried the 'root' folder path setting in the IMAP section along with the special folder settings, but then no emails are visible at all (no inbox / no sent, no trash etc)

Smart Hosting support have spent weeks trying to fix this and now they are saying it's Microsoft's fault and only they can fix the problem.

Alternatively they have suggested the user installs Thunderbird?

Is this the right thing to do, unfortunately they only have the bottom of the range Office so no Outlook.

What is the best IMAP email client you guys would recommend instead of Windows Live Mail 2012?

Thanks,
1DMF


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RE: Windows Live Mail 2012 & IMAP not working, need suggestions

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What is the best IMAP email client you guys would recommend instead of Windows Live Mail 2012?

1/ Claws-Mail (http://claws-mail.org). Free as in Air, plain text only for sending, for reading HTML there is a 'plugin' ('powered' by the WebKit rendering engine.

2/ Opera Mail (http://www.opera.com/computer/mail) Free as in air, a bit like gmail minus the advertising

3/ EMclient (http://www.emclient.com/). Free as in Beer, "free" download, licence required if more than one account per client is required. Solid no nonsense client.

4/ Incredimail (http://www.incredimail.com/). Free as in Air and comes with lots of bright shiny things that can be added to messages if you like that kind of thing, also, if you really need even more bright shiny things, you can buy the "IncrediMail Plus" edition.

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RE: Windows Live Mail 2012 & IMAP not working, need suggestions

Don't know why there is a problem but as far as using another product to "fix" the problem, I use Thunderbird and I love it. Never a problem - knock on wood.

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