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Windows 10 mail app
« on: May 16, 2020, 01:42:58 AM »
I've about had it with Yahoo mail forcing me to disable my adblocker to read my mail.  Are they serious?  I wouldn't mind allowing sane adds, but their adds are the flashing, ever-revolving kind and way too annoying to abide for even a short visit.   I could revert to basic mail, but I think I might want to just move on, even though my whole internet history is represented in my Yahoo archives.  I'd rather do that than give in to their bullying tactics.

I was thinking of trying the mail app packaged with Windows 10.  Wondering if anyone here uses it and what you like and don't like about it.  I'm assuming it imports email from your addresses like Outlook or Thunderbird. If I'm wrong on that, please set me straight.

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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 07:55:34 AM »
Hi. :)

I use the Mail application in one of my computers. It's simple, easy to use and gives you the opportunity to add many email accounts.

You may see this thread, and especially Aaron's reply, where there are info about the Windows 10 Mail app.

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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 01:06:57 PM »
I can't speak about the Windows app, but Thunderbird is capable of retrieving from most email providers via POP, IMAP, or both, without worrying about adds.

Yahoo acts just like any other provider.

Google doesn't appear to approve, but Gmail works fine, and they limit their objections to an occasional nag-spam.

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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 01:56:49 PM »
I stopped using Yahoo mail many years ago because of the issue you noted and switched to gmail.

I also use Outlook 2016 to retrieve my emails (the ones I want to keep) and to write/reply to emails, manage my contacts, and for the calendar to keep track of my appointments, birthdays, etc.
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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 02:27:27 PM »
Thanks, all good info.  I'm sifting through the  topic  that Dr M posted and it is an interesting discussion.

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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 04:00:37 PM »
Ok, so researching and I have a question:  Does the Win10 email app store the emails on your hard drive? I've found conflicting info from searches.  I'm thinking I don't want that to happen.  I don't need to be storing spam on my hard drive!   I'm just interested in an interface so that I don't have to deal with the ad issues in Yahoo.    I also couldn't find out if the default connection the mail app uses is POP3 or IMAP.

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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 02:41:18 PM »
If you don't want to see that huge popup on Yahoo before you can read your email, switch to the Basic version. I've been using that for a long time and I never get the popup ad.
https://www.lifewire.com/switch-to-simple-html-yahoo-1174452

If you can't see a way to change it under your settings, post back.

An internet friend just switched to it after he complained about the big popup, which I never see,  and I mentioned switching. He did. I'll find out how he got to it.

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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 06:36:48 PM »
Does the Win10 email app store the emails on your hard drive? [...] I'm thinking I don't want that to happen.  I don't need to be storing spam on my hard drive!
Yes, emails are stored local so you can access them when offline. But.... I believe you can say only have email from the last X months/weeks/days. In other words, you keep a timeframe-worth of email locally; the rest just sit on the server.

Generally emails are pretty small in size, especially in comparison to other files, so 'in theory' this shouldn't take a lot of space. Says a person with a 7-gigabyte local copy of his email via the full Outlook desktop app, but this goes back to 2013. I prefer everything be local versus only keeping a recent timeframe worth local. If I kept only the last 3 months, it'd be much smaller. And I would suspect Outlook has some 'features' that make the file bigger than what some other programs would have for a local copy.

I also couldn't find out if the default connection the mail app uses is POP3 or IMAP.
I'm going to take an educated guess, based on clicking the add a Yahoo! account option in the Mail app - it's looking like it connects directly to the Yahoo! service similar to how adding a GMail account would work, so it may not be either POP3 or IMAP but rather Yahoo!'s interface. Based on that, I would expect the experience to follow an IMAP-like method where your email is not pulled from the server, stored locally, and then deleted from the server like a typical POP3 experience, if that's a concern.

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Re: Windows 10 mail app
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 02:22:22 PM »
I am using the basic mail function right now but I'm not happy about it.  Its the principle of the thing.     Its a bullying tactic that I don't want  to give in to.   If you are going to force people to pay to stop ads, the right way is to do it with new features they want, not take away something you have already been providing for free.

My  email there goes back to 2005. It would be a massive transfer because I'm terrible at deleting junk. I'm glad I can opt for just recent posts.   I think that is what I will do, and wait and see if the thousands of unhappy complainers about this on their feedback forum  cause them to reconsider.

Thanks for the thoughts on IMAP.    I didn't see anyway to tell how the provided Yahoo  interface connected in the windows app, and was wondering if it would be better to set it up manually.  Sounds like it should be ok.