OK, I am a new Windows 10 user - upgraded last night (24 hours ago) -- much harder to understand and work with all the new changes/apps than I thought.
I probably have at least a dozen questions about Windows 10 Mail (and also the new Edge browser), but let me start with my most pressing issue.
It looks like I am not ready for Windows 10 Mail -- because I just don't understand what I am getting into. When I brought up the Windows 10 Mail yesterday, it asked for my Account Name -- and immediately I was stuck. A lot of apps say "Account Name", but what they want is my email address -- so was I supposed to enter my name (Ron Smith) or my email address, and if it wants an email address, does it want my email, my gmail, Hotmail, Microsoft Account Name, etc.
And it appeared I already had an Account set up (according to Windows 10 Mail) -- by the name of "Rr" with my normal email address. So where did that come from -- am I supposed to replace the "Rr" or what. Also, my ISP is a POP3 server, but I never inputted any of the Incoming Mail, Outgoing Mail addresses when messing around with these Accounts -- so is Windows 10 Mail getting that information from the currently configured Windows Live Mail program.
Anyway, by messing around with various options, I ended up with about 700 emails in my Inbox (in the Windows 10 Mail app) -- and no place to put them. Tried the "Move" option on a couple of the emails, but no place to move them. [Have since found some info on how to create folders -- which also baffles me because I saw other complaints that Windows 10 Mail didn't have folders.]
Anyway, I wanted to start all over, so I Deleted ALL of the email accounts that were set up by my messing around -- and tried to set up the Accounts again, and eventually got the 700+ emails back in my Windows 10 Mail Inbox. Anyway, I finally decided I was not ready for Windows 10 Mail yet -- until I understood better what was gong on.
However, when I went back to my Windows Live Mail, I find I only have about a half-dozen emails in my Inbox dated 12/23/15 -- and even though I have Deleted all of the Mail accounts in Windows 10 Mail, Windows Live Mail is no longer getting mail from my ISP.
I have since discovered that by logging in directly to my ISP, that the ISP has about 700+ emails in it's Inbox and it looks like I have it set up to keep emails on the server for 15 days before them being deleted (so that s good).
So here is my dilemma:
1) How do I get Windows Live Mail active again -- to read mail from my POP3 server.
2) Is there a way to get Windows Live Mail (WLM) to re-read (download) all of the mail I missed yesterday (probably 40 messages).
3) I can't find information on migrating all of 5+ years of WLM emails (and folders) to Windows 10 Mail -- or does it just not work that way.
Lastly, I am not opposed to reading some documentation telling me what is going on with Windows 10 Mail -- to help me understand what is going on -- and there is a lot out there -- and I have read a lot -- and I still don't really understand -- like is Windows 10 Mail a replacement for WLM or is it just a cheap, fast substitute. Is there a migration of the WLM folders, etc. to Windows 10 Mail, etc.
I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, using IE 11.0 and Windows Live Mail on a POP3 server.
Hope you can help me out. ron in round rock (sorry for the long Post, but I am obviously lost)