Easy-Email Essential Guide to Windows Live Mail

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Table of Contents
1 Introduction................................................................................................................................... 8
1.1 Who can use these guides?............................................................................................... 8 1.2 How to use this document................................................................................................. 9

2 Getting Started.......................................................................................................................... 12
2.1 Try before you decide...................................................................................................... 12 2.2 The example used in the guide.......................................................................................12

3 Setting up Gmail for email synchronization.........................................................................18
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Setup a Gmail account.................................................................................................... 19 Setup Gmail to download emails from webmail accounts................................................19 Setup Gmail to download email from other email accounts............................................20 Enable Email Synchronization......................................................................................... 20 Summary......................................................................................................................... 20 More stuff you can do...................................................................................................... 21

4 Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization................................................23
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Modify existing accounts (POP).......................................................................................23 Create a new email account in Windows Live Mail to access Gmail.................................23 Testing email synchronization......................................................................................... 44 More stuff you can do...................................................................................................... 46

5 Setting up Gmail for multiple email addresses...................................................................49 6 Setting up Windows Live Mail for multiple email addresses...........................................51 7 Optimize your settings............................................................................................................. 53
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Downloading emails for offline use..................................................................................53 Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder.............................................................55 Using the Gmail Spam filter for all your messages..........................................................56 Why is my unread count different in my email client and on Gmail?...............................56 Storage space on Gmail.................................................................................................. 56 Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email............................................................57 Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup...................................................58

8 Now what?................................................................................................................................... 60
8.1 Donations gladly accepted!............................................................................................. 61 8.2 Simplify your email life even further with the Advanced Guide.......................................61

9 Appendix: Gmail.......................................................................................................................... 65
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Backup and restore your emails......................................................................................66 Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients..............................................................72 Export contacts............................................................................................................... 74 Import contacts............................................................................................................... 75 Create a signature........................................................................................................... 76 Backup your Google Calendar......................................................................................... 77 Restore your Google Calendar......................................................................................... 79 Backup Google Docs........................................................................................................ 86

10 Appendix: Windows Live Mail ............................................................................................... 88
10.1 Backup and restore your emails....................................................................................88

10.2 Download emails to Windows Live Mail for offline use...................................................98 10.3 Copy old emails to Gmail from Windows Live Mail.........................................................99 10.4 Turn off an email account............................................................................................ 103 10.5 Turn off the spam filter................................................................................................ 105 10.6 Export contacts from Windows Live Mail.....................................................................107 10.7 Import contacts into Windows Live Mail......................................................................110 10.8 Create a signature in Windows Live Mail.....................................................................112 10.9 Group emails by thread in Windows Live Mail.............................................................114 10.10 How to find your mail server settings........................................................................115 10.11 Remove extra folders in Gmail..................................................................................118 10.12 Tell Windows Live Mail not to save a copy of outgoing emails...................................120

11 Appendix: How to find the information you need...........................................................122
11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Check the setup in your current email program..........................................................122 Search on Google........................................................................................................ 122 Visit www.Easy-Email.net............................................................................................. 123 Contact your email provider........................................................................................123

12 Appendix: Understanding sending and receiving emails................................................124

Overview

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1 Introduction
Easy-Email extends your existing email setup, so you can: ✔ ✔ ✔ Manage all your email addresses in one window with one login on any computer! Work with your webmail offline on your own computers. Read and write emails on the plane, the bus and the beach! Synchronize your email on as many computers as you would like. Automatically! Get your Outlook email anywhere! (...or any other email client)

Easy-Email is changing the way people use email. No more: ✗ ✗ ✗ Logging in to several different email accounts to check all your email addresses. Difficulties using email clients on more than one computer. Emailing yourself copies of emails from one email account to another just so you can keep yourself informed :-)

Your email is streamlined, efficient, accessible anywhere, from any computer – easy! Whether you currently use webmail or an email client, whether you use one email address on multiple computers or you have multiple email addresses on multiple computers, we can save you heaps of time and hassle. You do not need to purchase new software – you simply setup your existing email client software or use free email software. In fact, our favorite email client, Thunderbird, is free to download and works on Mac, Linux and Windows. The Easy-Email solution works with most popular email clients (Outlook, Thunderbird, Live Mail, Apple Mail etc.), you can use webmail and many mobile devices (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm webOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile and more) to access your email. The solution also works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Gmail is used as your webmail client. You can still send and receive email with your Hotmail and other webmail addresses except the free Yahoo Mail. For more details read Will I have to use Gmail as my webmail client? See it in action in our videos here. And you can find real life use cases on our website here.

1.1 Who can use these guides?
These guides are designed to be used by anyone with a moderate level of computer ability. There are screenshots and step by step instructions for almost every step, even showing you where to find menu items and what buttons to click on. This is the reason why a simple solution needs such a long explanation! If you have set up your own email accounts with incoming and outgoing servers (not just webmail) you should be fine. If you are not comfortable doing the setup yourself just call your IT “go to” person or a handy teenager and give them this guide! Once Easy-Email is set up you do not need to do anything to enjoy the benefits. If you are a more technical user you will find plenty of interesting tips in this document and the forum on our website for discussions and questions. And of course following this guide will still save you lots of time over researching it yourself. Email a friend Buy us a coffee! -8Send us feedback Buy the Advanced Guide

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1.2 How to use this document
This document contains a fair number of pages but as you'll see most of the pages are screenshots! You can make it easier to find your way around the document if you open the Table of Contents on the left hand side of the PDF reader. The way to do this varies from PDF reader to PDF reader, but here is a screenshot showing you what it looks like:

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2 Getting Started
This section contains important information to help you get the job done smoothly.

2.1 Try before you decide
We have designed the Easy-Email instructions so you will keep the old way of working with your email active while you try out the new solution. For the Easy-Email Essential setup you will create a new account only for this purpose. For the Easy-Email Advanced setup you will be downloading your emails twice until you decide which solution to keep. However it also means that you can – at any time – go back to your old system. And it is easy! Once you are comfortable that Easy-Email works for you, you can turn off the old way of getting your emails. See Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email on page 57 and Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup on page 58 for specific instructions on how to do this.

2.2 The example used in the guide
To make the instructions easier to follow we have created an example person, John Doe, who we use throughout the Easy-Email guides. He has four email addresses:   Gmail: walletpcuser1@gmail.com This email address is mainly used for email synchronization. Work: JohnDoe@pogo-card.com This is John's work email address, and it has a mailbox attached. Gmail needs to pick up the mail from the pogo-card mailbox. Personal: JohnDoe@acango.com This is John's personal email address and it is forwarded to the Gmail address, it does not have its own mailbox. Webmail: walletpcuser1@hotmail.com This is a personal email address which John uses when he is away from his computers.

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2.2.1 Part 1: Email synchronization (Essential and Advanced guides)
In part 1 we will setup email synchronization for John using a Gmail address. All his email clients will automatically be updated no matter what he does to his email. Sent email and read/unread marks etc. will all be synchronized for his Gmail account. The Essential Guide allows you to try the Easy-Email system of automatic synchronization so you can see if this is for you. With the Essential Guide you will not be synchronizing your personal email. The instructions for this are only included in the Advanced Guide.

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2.2.2 Part 2: Multiple email addresses (Advanced Guide only)
In part two we will extend John's setup, so he can send and receive email using his personal email addresses.

He can also neatly manage all of his email addresses in one window with one login. He can use Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook or any other email client.

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John's multiple inboxes in Gmail John wants each email address to have a separate Inbox and Sent Mail. And he wants to be able to manage all his addresses from Windows Live Mail on his home computer, from Outlook Express on his netbook and from Gmail when he is on the road without the netbook. John will be able to send an email from JohnDoe@pogo-card.com using Gmail and no one can tell it was not sent from the office. Note! Part 2 is only included in the Advanced Guides.

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Email Synchronization

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3 Setting up Gmail for email synchronization
This chapter explains how to setup Gmail for email synchronization. If you buy the Advanced Guide you will also be guided through downloading emails from other email accounts (both webmail and non-webmail accounts). At the end of the chapter you will find references to more information which is relevant for working with Gmail and Easy-Email.

Note! The purpose of the Essential Guide is to show you the value of the Easy-Email system by setting up Email Synchronization for one Gmail address. We recommend you set up the system on two or more computers or mobile devices. After you have completed the setup you can see the advantages of the Easy-Email system in live action, specifically: ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Read an email on one computer and it is marked as read on all your computers Send an email from one computer and it will appear in the Sent Mail folder on all your computers Move an email to a folder on one computer and it will be moved automatically on all your computers Your email Inbox is automatically synchronized on all your computers You can synchronize your email on your mobile device too You can access your email from Gmail when you are away from your own computers

Once you have seen the system in action you can purchase the Advanced Guide to extend the Easy-Email system to include sending and receiving email from your own personal email addresses. Another advantage of the Easy-Email Advanced system is that you can manage all your personal email addresses with one login from Gmail when you are away from your own computer.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Gmail for email synchronization In this chapter: ✗ ✗ Setup a Gmail account Setup Gmail to download emails from webmail accounts ◦ ◦ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ Transfer contacts and email from your webmail account to Gmail Setup Gmail to download new email from your webmail account

Setup Gmail to download email from other email accounts Enable Email Synchronization Summary More stuff you can do

3.1 Setup a Gmail account
If you do not have a Gmail address already create one now. Go to www.gmail.com and sign up. It is free.

3.2 Setup Gmail to download emails from webmail accounts

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

3.2.1 Transfer contacts and email from your webmail account to Gmail

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

3.2.2 Setup Gmail to download new email from your webmail account

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

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3.3 Setup Gmail to download email from other email accounts

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

3.4 Enable Email Synchronization
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and it is the function that allows you to synchronize mail between different accounts. ➢ ➢ Log on to your Gmail account. Click the little gear at the top right hand corner of the page, then click Mail Settings.

Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

Click Enable IMAP then Save Changes.

3.5 Summary
Gmail will now: ➢ ➢ ➢ on a regular basis download emails from your mailbox at your Internet Service Provider or Webmail provider (only included in the Advanced Guide). send mails as if you were sending them from your other addresses (only included in the Advanced Guide). allow other email clients to synchronize email with Gmail

This completes the Gmail setup.

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3.6 More stuff you can do
In the appendix you will find more interesting information on how to get the most out of your email: ➢ Backup and restore your emails We strongly recommend you backup your emails before you setup Easy-Email. This section explains how you do this. And it explains how you restore your emails if you should need to do that. Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients The All Mail folder in Gmail is your email archive. This is where your emails are stored when you remove them from the Inbox unless you explicitly delete them. Typically you do not need to synchronize this folder for offline use with other email clients. This section explains how to hide the All Mail folder from your other email clients. Export contacts from Gmail If you have contacts stored on Gmail and you want to copy them to other email clients this section explains how you do this. Import contacts into Gmail If want to copy contacts stored on other email clients to Gmail this section explains how you do this. Create a signature in Gmail This section explains how you create a signature in Gmail.

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4 Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization
This chapter explains how to setup Windows Live Mail for email synchronization. At this point you should have completed the setup of Gmail for email synchronization. At the end of the chapter you will find references to more information which is relevant for working with Windows Live Mail and Easy-Email. In this chapter: • • • • Modify existing accounts (POP) (page 23) Create a new email account in Windows Live Mail to access Gmail (page 23) Testing email synchronization (page 44) More stuff you can do (page 46)

Important! Backup your emails before you start! You can find instructions for how to do this in Backup and restore your emails on page 88. Easy-Email does not accept responsibility for any data loss under any circumstance.

4.1 Modify existing accounts (POP)

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

4.2 Create a new email account in Windows Live Mail to access Gmail
This step tells Windows Live Mail to synchronize with Gmail so you can download copies of your emails. Note! For the Essential Guide we only show you how to send email from your Gmail address. Sending email from your personal address and setting up multiple email addresses is explained in the Advanced section of the guides. Follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Open Windows Live Mail.

Click on the Menus button and Show menu bar to bring out the menus.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Click Tools > Accounts

Click Add.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Leave E-mail Account selected. Click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Enter your email address. For John we enter walletpcuser1@gmail.com. Leave the Password field blank. Enter your Display Name. Check Manually configure server settings for email account. Then click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Change the Incoming e-mail server type to IMAP. For Incoming server enter imap.gmail.com. Check This sever requires a secure connection (SSL). For Login ID enter your Gmail address, for john this is walletpcuser1@gmail.com. For Outgoing server enter smtp.gmail.com. Check This server requires a secure connection (SSL). Check My Outgoing server requires authentication. Change the Port to 465. Then click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Check Set this account as the default mail account. Click Finish.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ The newly created account is named Pogo-card (JohnDoe). Your name will be different. Select your account and click Properties.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Remember the name of the account. We will need it soon.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Click the IMAP tab. Check Store special folders on IMAP server. For the special folders enter the following values: Sent Items path: [Gmail]#Sent Mail Drafts path: [Gmail]#Drafts Deleted Items path: [Gmail]#Trash Junk path: [Gmail]#Spam

These values have to be the same as in your Gmail account with [Gmail]# in front: Note! If you use a language other than English in Gmail you need to adjust these values.

➢ ➢

Click OK. Click Close.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Click Cancel to logon to Pogo-card (JohnDoe). We need to change a few settings before we can download emails and folders.

Click Cancel in the Show/Hide IMAP Folders window.

There is a bug in Windows Live Mail. This is the reason we could not enter the correct paths to the special folders above. We have to change the # character to a / character in a configuration file. Unless we make this change draft emails and handling of deleted emails will not work correctly. This next section is simply a workaround for the bug in Windows Mail. You do not need to understand it, just follow the steps as outlined. Note! This bug has been fixed in Windows Live Mail 2011. You should consider upgrading to the latest version. Other parts of the Easy-Email setup are much easier in the latest version too.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Click Tools → Options.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Click the Advanced tab Then the Maintenance... button.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Click the Store Folder... button.

Make a note of the location. For John this is C:\Users\John Doe\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail.

Important! Close Windows Live Mail. Click Cancel, Close and then OK to close the windows. Then click on File → Exit.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer). Navigate to the folder of the message store you made a note of above. For John this is C:\Users\John Doe\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Locate the folder with the same name as your account. For John this is Pogo-card.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ The file we are looking for is called account{random numbers}.oeaccount. Make a backup copy of the file now.

To edit the file click the Windows Start button. Then type notepad in the search box and press Enter.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Position the Windows Explorer window and the Notepad window so you can easily drag the account{random numbers}.oeaccount file on to the Notepad window to open it.

Once you drop the file on Notepad it opens for editing. Don't worry about the contents of the file. You do not need to understand it. I do :-)

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Click on Edit -> Replace Find # and replace it with /. Click Replace All.

Close notepad and Save the file.

Start Windows Live Mail again.

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Click on your account then click the Download button.

You might get this message because you have not entered your password for Gmail yet. Click OK.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization ➢ Enter your gmail password and click OK.

The list of folders from Gmail is shown. Click OK.

Windows Live Mail is now setup for email synchronization.

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4.3 Testing email synchronization
Now that you have set up the basic Easy-Email system with one Gmail address on two (or more) computers it is time to test how it works. ✔ Start Windows Live Mail on computer 1. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ✔ From another email address (not your new Gmail address) send two emails to your new Gmail address. One with a subject of ”Test 1” and one with a subject of ”Test 2”. Verify that the emails arrive in your Gmail inbox. Open the email with a subject of ”Test 1” and reply to the email. Verify that the email is marked as Read. Verify that the reply is in your [Gmail]->Sent Mail folder. Create a new folder in the Gmail account. Name it ”Test Folder”. Move the ”Test 1” email into the ”Test Folder”. Close down Windows Live Mail on computer 1.

Start Windows Live Mail on computer 2. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Verify that you have the “Test 2” email in your inbox and that it is marked unread. Verify that you have the “Test Folder” and that the “Test 1” email is in the folder marked as read. Verify that you have the reply to the “Test 1” email in your [Gmail]->Sent Mail folder. Open the “Test 2” email so it is marked as read. Close down Windows Live Mail on computer 2.

Open your Gmail account in an internet browser. ◦ ◦ ◦ Verify that you have the “Test 2” email in your inbox and that it is marked read. Verify that you have the “Test Folder” and that the “Test 1” email is in the folder marked as read. Verify that you have the reply to the “Test 1” email in your [Gmail]->Sent Mail folder.

If you have a mobile device setup the Gmail account on that device too, and complete the tests. ◦ You can find instructions for setting up mobile devices by clicking here.

Now that you have seen how easy the Easy-Email system is (it works automatically once it has been set up), you are most likely eager to expand the system to work with your personal email address(es). Configuring multiple email addresses and Sent Mail from your personal email addresses is not trivial. However we have made it easy for you by documenting every step in the Easy-Email Advanced Guide. You can purchase the Advanced Guide from our web site by clicking here. You have already seen how much time you can save with a fully automated email synchronization system, so you know the guide will pay for itself very quickly.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Setting up Windows Live Mail for email synchronization An added benefit of the Advanced version of the system is that you can manage all your email addresses from Gmail with one login when you are away from your own computers. No more logging into several different email accounts!

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4.4 More stuff you can do
In the appendix you will find more interesting information on how to get the most out of your email: ✔ Backup and restore your emails We strongly recommend you backup your emails before you setup Easy-Email. This section explains how you do this. And it explains how you restore your emails if you should need to do that. Download emails to Windows Live Mail for offline use This section explains how to make your emails available for use without an internet connection. You will be able to read and respond to emails on a plane or train for instance. Once you get an internet connection again your emails will be sent. Copy old emails to Gmail from Windows Live Mail This section explains how you can copy your old emails from Windows Live Mail to Gmail. This will make the emails available to any client you synchronize with Gmail. Turn off your old email account You have setup email synchronization without making changes to your old email setup. This allows you to try out Easy-Email without affecting the way you manage your email today. This section explains how to phase out your old email setup once you are comfortable with Easy-Email. Export contacts from Windows Live Mail If you have contacts stored on Windows Live Mail that you want to copy to other email clients this section explains how you do this. Import contacts into Windows Live Mail If want to copy contacts stored on other email clients to Windows Live Mail this section explains how you do this. Create a signature in Windows Live Mail This section explains how you create a signature in Windows Live Mail Group messages by thread in Windows Live Mail If you like the way Gmail organizes emails in threads or conversations this section explains how you can get a similar view in Windows Live Mail. How to find your mail server settings If you do not know your mail server settings this section explains where you can locate this information in your current setup.

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And that completes the setup of Windows Live Mail for email synchronization.

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5 Setting up Gmail for multiple email addresses
To get this chapter please buy the Advanced Guide. We have included the table of contents here for your information.

This chapter explains how to setup Gmail to work with multiple email addresses. You will be guided through creating labels, setting up email receiving and sending, creating filters and signatures. At the end of the chapter you will find advice on writing and replying to emails and a few tricks on how to make your Gmail experience even better. In this chapter: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Create labels Setup email receiving Setup email sending Setup filters Setup signatures Write emails Reply to emails Other recommended options

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6 Setting up Windows Live Mail for multiple email addresses
To get this chapter please buy the Advanced Guide. We have included the table of contents here for your information.

This chapter explains how to take the basic email synchronization setup for Windows Live Mail to the next level with multiple email addresses. You will be guided through renaming your My Mail (IMAP) account and adding accounts to send email via your own outgoing mail server and via Gmail's outgoing mail server. You will change the setup of Windows Live Mail so only one account downloads email, ensure sent emails are stored and finally you will create multiple signatures and learn how to write and reply to emails. At the end of the chapter we will draw your attention to a few known issues using Windows Live Mail with Easy-Email for multiple email addresses. In this chapter: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Refresh the folder list from Gmail Rename the Pogo-card (JohnDoe) account to Gmail Add account to send email via your own outgoing mail server Add account to send email via Gmail's outgoing mail server Set the default account Create multiple signatures Write emails Reply to emails Known issues

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7 Optimize your settings
When you have completed the Easy-Email setup there are a some things you should be aware of. A few things work in a slightly different way than you might expect, and you need to make some choices as to how you would prefer to work. In this chapter: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Downloading emails for offline use (page 53) Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder (page 55) Using the Gmail Spam filter for all your messages (page 56) Why is my unread count different in my email client and on Gmail? (page 56) Storage space on Gmail (page 56) Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email (page 57) Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup (page 58)

7.1 Downloading emails for offline use
What do you want to have available offline? All your emails will be stored on Gmail from now on. You can choose which emails to have a local copy of on your computer(s) by adjusting the Synchronization Settings. If you do not have many emails or if you have plenty of disk space on your computer you can safely download all emails to each email client. This will be the case for most people. When you download emails they will be available offline. So if you like to do your email on the bus in the morning this is the way to go. Synchronize before you go to work and then you can read and reply to your emails on the bus. Once you get an internet connection again your emails will automatically be synchronized with Gmail. Easy! If you have a large number of emails you can select certain folders to download for offline use. Some Wallet-PCs and netbooks have limited disk space for instance. We recommend that you work with the following settings:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Optimize your settings Folder Inbox All Mail Synchronization Option Comment All Messages Don't Synchronize Hmm... yes, you guessed it: your inbox Contains your messages archive. See Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder on page 55 for more details. Drafts Sent Mail Spam All Messages All Messages All Messages Draft messages. Includes draft messages composed on other email clients. Useful! Sent Mail. Also very useful if you need to remind yourself what you have told people. Why synchronize the spam folder? Because you want to see if any real mails end up in the spam filter. It does happen occasionally – even with the best spam filters! These are the messages marked with a flag or a star because you want them to get special treatment. Useful to synchronize in case you ever need to pull something back up from the trash can. These are the folders you create to organize your email. You may not need to synchronize all folders on all email clients. For instance you might leave out work folders on your home computer.

Starred

All Messages

Trash

All Messages

Personal folders All Messages

In the guide for each email client we have described where to adjust the Synchronization Settings. For Windows Live Mail you can find the instructions in Download emails to Windows Live Mail for offline use on page 98. For other email clients please see the corresponding documentation. The options are generally:     Don't Synchronize -> Do not download messages. You can only see the content of the folder in Gmail. All Messages -> Download all messages and their contents to the computer. You can then read and respond to messages offline. New Messages Only -> Only download messages arriving from now on. Headers Only -> Only download the subject and sender information, not the message contents. The contents can only be accessed when you are connected to the internet and will be downloaded if you click on the message.

Tip! On Gmail you can hide the All Mail folder from your all of your email clients in one go. See Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 72 for more information.

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7.2 Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder
Gmail's system for managing and searching for emails is very efficient however it may take a bit of getting used to if you do not know it. Gmail works with the concept of labels. Labels correspond to folders on other email clients. When an email is received, Gmail automatically labels it 'Inbox'. When you read your email you might want to add another label, say 'Work' for example. Doing this will make the message appear under both the Inbox and Work labels. In other words, an email can have more than one label, which means it exists in more than one folder if you're comparing it to other email clients. In Gmail you can Archive a message or you can Delete it. ➢ Archiving a message basically just removes the Inbox label. The message still exists in the All Mail folder and you can still search for it. It's a great way of cleaning up your Inbox. Deleting a message moves it to the Trash folder, where it will wait for 30 days before it is finally deleted. This gives you some time to change your mind.

On an email client other than Gmail, pressing Delete will remove the email from the current folder. If an email exists in more than one folder it will still appear in the other folders. In other words pressing Delete is the same as archiving in Gmail. If you do want to send an email to the trash can you may do so by dragging the email to the Trash folder under [Gmail].

So the All Mail folder has a copy of every email you have sent or received – apart from the emails you have sent to the trash can. You can also change this behavior so an email is automatically moved to the Trash instead of the All Mail folder. Read this article for more information: How to delete Gmail IMAP emails. If you wish to access the All Mail folder offline you will need to synchronize it for offline use. However you will most likely have all the messages you need in your Inbox, Sent Mail and your personal folders. Google has a great article on How do actions sync in IMAP?

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7.3 Using the Gmail Spam filter for all your messages
Since you are now receiving all your email messages through Gmail, their spam filter will automatically catch any baddies coming in. Gmail's spam filer is extremely good. Effectively this means you do not have to purchase a separate spam filter. Once you decide to stay with Easy-Email you can turn off your email clients spam filter. You will find the instructions for how to do this in the appendix if this is relevant for your preferred email client. This is only relevant for some email clients, like Outlook and Windows Live Mail. For other email clients such as Thunderbird this is not relevant. If you occasionally do find a spam message in your Inbox you can mark the message as spam by dragging it into the [Gmail]/Spam folder. Gmail will pick it up from there.

You should make a habit of regularly verifying that the emails in the [Gmail]/Spam are really spam messages – every now and again a real email ends up in the spam folder. If this happens you can mark it as “not spam” in Gmail and it will be moved back to your inbox. On your email client you can drag the message from the spam folder to any other folder and it will also mark the message as “not spam”. Tip! It is a good idea to save the email addresses of newsletters and mailing lists that you are expecting to receive in your Contacts. That way Gmail recognizes them as wanted emails.

7.4 Why is my unread count different in my email client and on Gmail?
Gmail organizes emails in threads. In some email clients threads are called conversations. Therefore Gmail looks at the unread count in a slightly different way than other email clients. Don't worry – you still have all your emails.

7.5 Storage space on Gmail
If you find you are running out of space on Gmail you have a lot of emails! They give you 7.5Gb of space for free. Fortunately it is easy to buy more Gmail space... in Gmail go to Settings → Accounts and Import → Add additional storage for the details.

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7.6 Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email
You need to: ➢ ➢ ➢ Tell Gmail to remove downloaded email from the mailbox Turn off your old way of downloading emails Change your email forwarding addresses

7.6.1 Tell Gmail to remove downloaded email from the mailbox
For each email address where Gmail is picking up the emails you need to tell Gmail to remove downloaded email from the mailbox. This ensures you will not run out of space. For your webmail addresses we recommend that you still leave email on the server. To have Gmail remove downloaded emails follow these steps: ➢ ➢ Go to Settings → Accounts and Import and click edit info. Uncheck Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server. Click Save Changes.

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7.6.2 Turn off your old way of downloading emails
If you are using Windows Live Mail you can find the instructions for how to do this in Turn off an email account on page 103. Otherwise please refer to the corresponding document for the email client you are using.

7.6.3 Change your email forwarding addresses
Gmail only collects email from your mailboxes once per hour. If you have email addresses forwarding mail to your other mailboxes you might want to change the forwarding address to be your Gmail address instead. This will ensure your email arrives as soon as possible.

7.7 Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup
We would love to hear why you do not think Easy-Email is for you! Please send us an email at feedback@easy-email.net and tell us what we can do to make this work better for you. Turning off Easy-Email is very easy to do: ➢ If you are using Windows Live Mail you can find the instructions for how to do this in Turn off an email account on page 103. Otherwise please refer to the corresponding document for the email client you are using. Remember to turn off all the accounts you might have created with Easy-Email, and ensure that your old account is turned on.

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Are you lost in the email maze?
We will guide you to the ultimate setup for email management. Our easy to follow Easy-Email Guides take you every step of the way. If you have any questions our forum is the place to go: www.Easy-Email.net/forum For the ultimate solution go get your Easy-Email Advanced Guide now.

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8 Now what?
Make sure you sign up for news and updates at www.Easy-Email.net/easy-email-news so we can keep you informed. We continue to develop and search for improvements for these guides and we often send out free bonuses or tips that will be very useful.

Now your email life is really simple! You can access your work emails from home, your home emails from an internet cafe, your hotmail emails from Outlook, your Outlook emails from Gmail... it's brilliant! Have fun! You probably recall that we designed the Easy-Email instructions so you will keep the old way of working with your email active while you try out the new solution. It does mean that you will be downloading your emails twice until you decide which solution to keep. Remember! Once you are comfortable that Easy-Email works for you, you can turn off the old way of getting your emails. See Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email on page 57 and Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup on page 58 for specific instructions on how to do this. And don't forget to send us feedback and testimonials on how it's helped you in your life. Just click on the feedback link in the footer. We review all feedback and incorporate comments and suggestions to improve the quality of our products and website. Thanks!

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8.1 Donations gladly accepted!
The Easy-Email Essential solution makes your life a lot easier. Even if you do not need the Advanced Guide you can still help us to extend Easy-Email to include more email clients and other useful guides such as Calendar Synchronization etc. How much is the Essential Guide worth to you? How much easier is your life after Easy-Email? Only you know, so feel free to donate an amount of your choice to support the further development of Easy-Email.

You can also help by spreading the word to your friends. Click the link in the footer, and we will write the email for you. Of course you can change the text before you send the email and you choose who to send the email to.

8.2 Simplify your email life even further with the Advanced Guide 8.2.1 What is in the Advanced Guide?
This video shows the Advanced setup using Gmail and Thunderbird: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUsAo9Dijy4 The result is the same in any other email client so it's worth a look! With the Easy-Email Advanced Guide you can: ➢ Work with all your email addresses in one window with one login ◦ ◦ ◦ ➢ ➢ ➢ No need to log in to different webmail clients No need to install more than one email program on your computer Work with all your email from all your email addresses on your mobile device

Give each email address its own inbox and outbox Respond to email using the correct email address and signature automatically (most but not all email clients, see known issues) Backup all your email with one program

After John has completed the Easy-Email Advanced Guide his Gmail looks like this:

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John has three separate inboxes for his Gmail address, work address and personal address. He can also organize his emails in To Do and To Read sections. John is managing three different email addresses in one window with one login. Note! In most email clients the inboxes, sent mail and personalized folders are shown in list form.

With the Easy-Email Essential setup, sent email may appear as sent 'on behalf of' or with 'sender' information depending on which email client the recipient is using. The Advanced Guide shows you how to set up your sent email so that, even while working in Gmail, your email is in fact sent via your own mail server!

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9 Appendix: Gmail
This appendix has more information on Gmail and how it works with Easy-Email. In this appendix: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Backup and restore your emails Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients Export contacts Import contacts Create a signature Backup your Google Calendar Restore your Google Calendar Backup Google Docs

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9.1 Backup and restore your emails

Important! The method described here is the recommended way to backup your emails when you have setup Easy-Email. When you use a new method of backup for the first time it is important to verify that you can restore your precious data again. Consider creating a temporary Gmail account to test the backup and restore function.

There are a number of different backup programs available. And since we promised you did not have to buy any software we will start with the free software first. ➢ Gmail Backup, which runs on both Windows and Linux, is our preferred option. Get it here: www.gmail-backup.com Note! Gmail-Backup has some limitations on label names. No special characters are allowed. IMAPSize is another free option, but it only runs on Windows. Get it here: www.broobles.com/imapsize Note! We have experienced some difficulties restoring data with this program. If you choose this program make sure you test the restore function. BackupGoo.com has both a free and a paid for version. It runs on Windows, Linux and Apple Mac. A commercial solution is Gmailkeeper. It runs on Windows only. Get it here: www.gmailkeeper.com A rather technical solution for Apple Mac can be found here.

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9.1.1 Backup your emails in Gmail using Gmail Backup
The instructions here are for Windows, but the Linux version is virtually identical. If you do use another platform please check our web site www.Easy-Email.net for the latest backup instructions. To get your backups going on Windows follow these steps: ➢ ➢ If you have hidden your All Mail folder as described in Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 72 you should unhide it before you start the backup. Download Gmail-Backup here: www.Gmail-Backup.com Download the .exe file for Windows. You have to scroll down to find the link.

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When the download is complete install Gmail Backup by executing the downloaded file. Follow the instructions and keep all default values. The installation creates an icon for Gmail Backup on the desktop. Double click the icon to start the program.

Specify your Gmail login and Gmail password. For Server enter imap.gmail.com. Select your preferred backup folder and give the backup file a name. Tip! The naming of the file: GmailBackup-YYYY-MM-DD.zip is not a coincidence. The date format will ensure that your backup files are listed in date order and the .zip file - 67 Send us feedback Buy the Advanced Guide

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Note! If you see the message below after you click Backup it is because your All Mail folder is hidden. Follow the instructions in Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 72 to

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When you see the message below the backup is complete.

Hide the All Mail folder again as described in Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 72.

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9.1.2 Restore your emails to Gmail using Gmail Backup
To restore your emails from a backup follow these steps: ➢ Start Gmail Backup.

Gmail Backup remembers your Gmail login and the name of the last backup file. Enter your password. Verify that the name of the backup file is correct. Click Restore.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Gmail ➢ When you see the message below the restore is complete.

Tip! You can backup from one Gmail account and restore to another Gmail account. This can be useful if you want to test the restore function or if you want to move emails from one Gmail account to another Gmail account.

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9.2 Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients
The All Mail folder in Gmail is your email archive. This is where your emails are stored when you remove them from the Inbox unless you explicitly delete them. Apart from when you want to backup your emails you have no need for this folder. That is, you do not need to synchronize this folder for offline use. The exception is if you are using Thunderbird 3, which has an archive feature that works with the Gmail All Mail folder. If you wish to make use of that feature you need to enable the All Mail folder. Otherwise you will not be able to access the archive from Thunderbird. One option is to deselect the All Mail folder in your email clients when you configure them for email synchronization. Instructions for this option are in the guides for each email program. Another option is to hide the All Mail folder in Gmail. You just need to do this once and the folder will be hidden in all email programs. Follow these steps: ➢ ➢ Log in to your Gmail account. Click Settings at the top right hand corner of the page.

Click the Labs tab.

Find the Advanced IMAP Controls lab feature and click Enable.

Click Save Changes.

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Click Settings → Labels. A new option has been added for each label: Show in IMAP. For All Mail untick this option.

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9.3 Export contacts
It is easy to copy the contacts you have stored on Gmail to other email clients. You simply export them from Gmail and import them on the other email client. With some email clients you can automatically synchronize contacts with Gmail. This is true with Thunderbird for example. Visit the web site www.Easy-Email.net for the latest information or see the documentation for your preferred email client. To Export your contacts, i.e. send them from Gmail to another email program: ➢ In the main Gmail window click Contacts.

In the contacts window click Export. Select Outlook CSV as the output format. Then click Export.

Save the file in a place where you can find it again.

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9.4 Import contacts
It is easy to copy the contacts you have stored on another email client into Gmail. First you export them from the other client, then you import them into Gmail. With some email clients you can automatically synchronize contacts with Gmail. This is true with Thunderbird for example. Visit the web site www.Easy-Email.net for the latest information or see the documentation for your preferred email client. To import contacts: ➢ In the main Gmail window click Contacts then Import. Browse to the file you wish to import and click Import.

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9.5 Create a signature
To create a signature: ➢ ➢ Click on Settings. Under the General tab, enter the signature.

Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

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9.6 Backup your Google Calendar
To back your Google Calendar follow these steps: ➢ Log in to your Google Calendar at www.google.com/calendar

Under My calendars click Settings.

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Save the file in a safe place, which you include in your normal backup of your computer (you do backup, right?).

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9.7 Restore your Google Calendar
Unfortunately restoring your Google Calendar is not easy. There are a couple of technical challenges you face when you want to re-import your calendar. Google Calendar can be difficult when it comes to re-importing events that have been deleted. Surprisingly it actually refuses to import them. You will get the message: “Failed to import events: Some of the events in this file were not imported because you had imported them to Google Calendar before. Other events in this file have been imported..”

9.7.1 Unpacking the backup file
Google Calendar is helpful when you backup your calendar. It automatically zips it for you to save space. However you cannot import the zip file again to Google Calendar. If you try you will get the following error:

Inside the zip file you will find an xxx.ics file. Extract this file to your file system. The xxx.ics file can be imported to Google Calendar.

9.7.2 Restoring from a total loss of calendar data
If you have suffered a total loss of calendar data your best option is to create a new calendar and use that one in the future. This will allow you to import all your calendar data from your backup file. Follow these steps:

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Click Create new calendar.

Give your calendar a name and click Create Calendar.

Your new calendar show up in the list. Click Settings.

Click Import calendar.

Browse to your .ics file. Important! Make sure you select your .ics file – not the .zip file. Select your new calendar, in John's case this is My new calendar.

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Your backup file is imported. Click Close.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Gmail ➢ And your new calendar has all the appointments from your backup file.

Optionally you can delete your old calendar.

9.7.3 Restoring from a partial loss of calendar data
If you have only lost parts of your calendar data you can restore your data to a new calendar and then selectively copy appointments back to your primary calendar. Follow these steps: ➢ Under My calendars click Settings.

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Give your calendar a name and click Create Calendar.

Your new calendar show up in the list. Click Settings.

Click Import calendar.

Browse to your .ics file. Important! Make sure you select your .ics file – not the .zip file. Select your new calendar, in John's case this is My new calendar.

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Your backup file is imported. Click Close.

Make sure both calendars are selected under My Calendars. As you can see here, entries in blue are on the primary calendar and entries in green are on the new calendar. As the “Lunch with the boss” appointment is shown in green

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To restore the lunch appointment click on the appointment. Then click More Actions → Copy to walletpcuser1@gmail.com.

Click Save to add the appointment to your primary calendar.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Gmail ➢ And your appointment is restored.

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Repeat for any other appointments you wish to restore. Optionally you can delete the new calendar when you are finished.

9.8 Backup Google Docs
If you have documents stored in Google Docs this is the way to back them up. ➢ ➢ Open Google Docs. Select one item. It does not matter which item you select.

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Select the All items tab. Click Download. Note! The export is limited to 2GB. If you have more than 2GB of documents you have to repeat the export process. Select groups of documents, that are less than 2GB in size.

Google Docs zips your files and the download will begin once the zipping process is complete. Save the file in a safe place.

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Appendix: Windows Live Mail
Backup and restore your emails (page 88) ➢ ➢ Backup your emails in Windows Live Mail (page 88) Restore from backup in Windows Live Mail (page 93)

This appendix has more information on Windows Live Mail and how it works with Easy-Email. In this appendix:

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Download emails to Windows Live Mail for offline use (page 98) Copy old emails to Gmail from Windows Live Mail (page 99) Turn off an email account (page 103) Turn off the spam filter (page 105) Export contacts from Windows Live Mail (page 107) Import contacts into Windows Live Mail (page 110) Create a signature in Windows Live Mail (page 112) Group emails by thread in Windows Live Mail (page 114) How to find your mail server settings (page 115) Remove extra folders in Gmail (page 118) Tell Windows Live Mail not to save a copy of outgoing emails (page 120)

10.1 Backup and restore your emails
It is easy to backup and restore your emails with Windows Live Mail. Important! This way of backing up your emails is not suitable for IMAP. Once email synchronization is set up you will need to use a different system of backup. Refer to Backup and restore your emails on page 66 for instructions on how to backup your emails with EasyEmail.

10.1.1

Backup your emails in Windows Live Mail

Follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Go to File → Export → Messages.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Select Microsoft Windows Live Mail. Click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Select a folder to store the backup in. We recommend that you create a new folder. We created a folder in the Documents folder called Mail Backup. Within that folder we created another folder with a name of today's date. You can create the folders after you click Browse. Click Next.

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Your messages are exported.

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You will probably want to export your contacts too. See Export contacts from Windows Live Mail on page 107 for instructions.

10.1.2

Restore from backup in Windows Live Mail

Should you need to restore your emails again follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Select Windows Live Mail. Click Next.

Select the location where your backup is stored. Click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Select which folders you wish to import. Click Next.

Your messages are restored.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Click Finish.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Your restored messages are located in the Storage folders under Imported Folder. You can now drag and drop folders and individual messages in to your main email account.

10.2 Download emails to Windows Live Mail for offline use
All your email is now stored on Gmail. Windows Live Mail works as you are used to, however it will synchronize with Gmail instead of downloading emails. You can choose to download a copy of your emails so you can work offline as well. This means you will be able to read and respond to emails when you are on a plane or a train for instance. Once you get an internet connection again your emails will be sent. You can choose which emails to have a local copy of on your computer by adjusting the Synchronization Settings. See Downloading emails for offline use on page 53 for a discussion of these settings. In the Windows Live Mail main window right click on each of the folders you with to access offline. This is where you can modify the Synchronization Settings.

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The options are: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Don't Synchronize -> Do not download messages. You can olny see the content of the folder in Gmail. All Messages -> Download all messages and their contents to the computer. You can then read and respond to messages offline. New Messages Only -> Only download messages arriving from now on. Headers Only -> Only download the subject and sender information, not the message contents. The contents can only be accessed when you are connected to the internet and will be downloaded if you click on the message.

10.3 Copy old emails to Gmail from Windows Live Mail
If you have your old emails stored in Windows Live Mail you will probably want to copy them to Gmail. This will make the emails available to any client you synchronize with Gmail. This is easy to do. Unfortunately you will have to do it manually one folder at a time.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Go to your old inbox.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Press Ctrl and A to select all the messages. Right click on the messages and select Copy to Folder... (or Move to Folder if you do not want to keep a copy of your messages in your old folders).

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Select the Inbox in your new account (Pogo-card (JohnDoe) and click OK.

Your messages are copied across.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ ➢ If the folder does not already exist in your new account you need to create it first. Unfortunately you cannot simply drag a folder across. Once you do a sync your changes are synchronized with Gmail and can be seen online too.

10.4 Turn off an email account
Initially you setup email synchronization without making changes to your old email setup. This allows you to try out Easy-Email without affecting the way you used to manage your email. When you have decided which solution is right for you, you need to turn off either your old email setup or the Easy-Email setup. This section explains how to turn off an email account. In this example we show how John turns off his old account. In this context an email account is simply the settings in Windows Live Mail you use for downloading your emails. Turning off an account just means you will stop downloading emails the way you used to. You can always come back at a later time and turn the account back on again should you wish to do so. Follow these steps: ➢ Click on Tools -> Accounts.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Select the old email account and click Properties.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Uncheck Include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing. Click OK.

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Click Close. Note! If you are turning off your old email setup to stay with Easy-Email please continue with Turn off the spam filter on page 105.

10.5 Turn off the spam filter
Gmail’s spam filter will examine all your incoming email. This means you can turn off the Windows Live Mail spam filter. Follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Click Actions → Junk e-mail → Safety options...

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Select No Automatic Filtering. Click OK.

10.6 Export contacts from Windows Live Mail
It is easy to copy the contacts you have stored on Windows Live Mail to Gmail or other email clients. To Export your contacts:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Click on Go → Contacts.

Go to File → Export → Comma Separated Values (.CSV).

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Choose a file name and location. Click Next.

Optionally modify which fields to export. Generally the default settings are fine. Click Finish.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Your contacts are exported.

The resulting file can now be imported in Gmail or another email client.

10.7 Import contacts into Windows Live Mail
It is easy to copy the contacts you have stored on another email client into Windows Live Mail. First you export them from the other client, then you import them into Windows Live Mail. To Import your contacts:  Click on Go → Contacts.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Go to File → Import → Comma Separated Values (.CSV).

Browse to the file you wish to import. Click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Optionally change the field mapping. Generally the default settings are fine. Click Finish.

Your contacts are imported.

Your contacts can now be used in Windows Live Mail.

10.8 Create a signature in Windows Live Mail
To create a signature follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Go to Tools → Options. Select the Signatures tab.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail  Click New... Enter the text for your signature. Click Add signatures to all outgoing messages. Optionally change the setting for Don't add signatures to Replies and Forwards. Click OK.

And your new signature is working.

10.9 Group emails by thread in Windows Live Mail
Gmail organizes emails in threads. Responses to an email are grouped with the original email making it easy to follow an entire conversation. In Windows Live Mail email threads are called conversations. To view messages in conversation order go to View → View by conversation.

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How to find your mail server settings
Go to Tools → Accounts...

Follow these steps to find the current settings for your mail server:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Select the email account you wish to view the details for. Click Properties.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Click the Servers tab. Make a note of the details in this window. Click Settings...

Make a note of the settings in this window. Click OK.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Click on the Advanced tab. Make a note of the details in this window. Click Cancel.

10.11

Remove extra folders in Gmail

After you finish setting up your email you might see four extra folders in Gmail.

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These extra folders will appear if you synchronize with Gmail before the manual change substituting # for / has been completed. The folders can easily be removed by clicking Settings in the top right hand corner, then Labels. For each extra folder click on remove to delete the folder.

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Tell Windows Live Mail not to save a copy of outgoing emails

Gmail saves sent mail for us automatically. We will now stop Windows Live Mail from saving another copy locally. Follow these steps: ➢ Click Tools → Options.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Windows Live Mail - Appendix: Windows Live Mail ➢ Click on the Send tab. Uncheck Save copy of sent messages in the 'Sent Items' folder if it is checked. Gmail will automatically do this for us from now on. Click OK.

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11Appendix: How to find the information you need
This appendix has more information on how you can find the information about your current email configuration you need to complete the Easy-Email setup. Note! If you are not given any information about the port numbers and whether SSL is enabled or not assume your settings are the same as for our sample user, John Doe. In this appendix: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Check the setup in your current email program Search on Google Visit www.Easy-Email.net Contact your email provider

11.1 Check the setup in your current email program
If you have an email program already setup with the email address you want to use with EasyEmail you can get the settings from there. If you do not know where to find your settings see How to find your mail server settings on page 115.

11.2 Search on Google
Go to Google and search for “the name of your email provider” + “email pop settings”. For example if you use Bigpond then you would search for “Bigpond email pop settings”.

Often the first result will have the information you need.

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In this case there is no information for port number and SSL, so assume the port number is 110 and that SSL is not enabled. This is a very common setup.

11.3 Visit www.Easy-Email.net
If you are using a well known email provider our web site might have the information for you. Look in the forum, and if you have no luck you can always post a question there.

11.4 Contact your email provider
If you have not found the settings using the methods above it is time to contact the help desk of your email service provider.

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12 Appendix: Understanding sending and receiving emails
To get this chapter please buy the Advanced Guide. We have included the table of contents here for your information.

This appendix describes how email sending and receiving works in relation to Easy-Email. In this chapter: ➢ Understanding the three different ways of receiving emails ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ➢ Emails sent to our Gmail address Emails forwarded from another email address to our Gmail address Emails we have Gmail pick up from our other mailboxes So which option should I choose?

Understanding the six different ways of sending emails ◦ Outgoing mail server – what it is and what your options are ▪ ▪ ◦ Sending emails using the Gmail mail server Sending emails from Gmail using your own mail server

Sending emails ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ Using your email client to send email via the mail server of your email address Using Gmail to send email from your Gmail address Using Gmail to send email from a personalized email address via the Gmail mail server Using Gmail to send email from a personalized email address via the mail server of your email address Using your email client to send email from a personalized email address via the Gmail mail server Using your email client to send email from a personalized email address via Gmail and the mail server of your email address

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