David, since you're accessing this newsgroup via Windows Live Mail (WLMail),
you should be able to find and reply to your original thread via Windows
Live Mail, too. If you did so, this would be much less confusing for all of
Clicking on the following link should open your first post (in your very
first thread) in WLMail: news:%23LZw7QBtJHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl
[Tip: Configure WLMail's View | Current view setting to "Show all messages,"
"Group messages by conversation," and "Show replies to my messages."]
WLMail can be installed in WinXP SP2/SP3 or Vista (SP1):
IE8 is not "coded" for any particular Mail Client.
As it stands now, Windows 7 will not include any default Mail Client when
it's released. (See below.) If that remains the case, we expect OEM
versions of Windows 7 to include a short-cut link to http://get.live.com
prominently placed on the desktop which may be used to download/install
any/all Windows Live applications available at that time.
OE6 running in WinXP is the end-of-the-road for OE. While the flakey &
incomplete Windows Mail in Vista would appear to be the end-of-the-road for
that Mail Client, it's no big secret that Win7 Beta includes...
%system%\Program Files\Windows Mail <=this folder
....so who knows for sure?
If OL in Vista is configured as the default Mail Client in (1) Default
Programs and in (2) OL Tools | Options | General | Default messaging
programs (or similar), clicking on IE8's Mail button should open OL
(assuming IE8 was installed in the proper environment).
PS: The IE8 version running in Win7 Beta1 is an earlier version, but not
necessarily a beta version, than the IE8 Final version released on 19
Mar-09 that you're running (I presume).
> I think I may have overlooked something about IE 8 and Windows Live Mail
> concerning Microsoft Office Outlook not opening when I click on the mail
> icon on the tool bar in IE 8. Is Windows Live Mail made for Vista but can
> work on XP? Is IE 8 code more of a made for Windows 7 Internet Explorer
> where IE 8 will have Windows Live Mail replacing the old Outlook Express
> good? I am waiting for Windows 7 so I can get rid of Outlook Express off
> computer. I uninstalled it but it's still on my system and it won't let
> delete it.
> Thank you,