Windows Live Mail is the successor of Vista’s Windows Mail, which is in itself a successor of Outlook Express, the bundled e-mail client for Internet Explorer 5 and 6. Outlook Express, including its successors, are e-mail clients similar to Microsoft Outlook, a part of the Microsoft Office line, but stripped down to its barest minimum; whereas Microsoft Outlook is a full-fledged personal information manager that maintains your calendar, schedule, tasks, and notes on top of being an e-mail client, Outlook Express only does one thing – allow you to send or receive an e-mail without having to login on your web mail interface.
Windows Live Mail builds on the capabilities of Outlook Express; the first version of this program was rolled out in 2007 as a free downloadable program from the Windows Live Essentials suite, a collection of programs that were once part of the Windows OS since Windows 2000 (and even earlier), but were deemed inconsequential and optional to further streamline Windows 7’s performance.
Windows Live Mail supports Hotmail, GMail, and Yahoo Mail Plus, and although Live Mail is the true successor of Windows Mail, there are differences in their features – for example there are some capabilities of Windows Mail that are not present in Windows Live Mail, and vice versa.
Our users primarily use Windows Live Mail to open these file types:
Some users also use Windows Live Mail to open these file types:
File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.
If you have additional information about which types of files Windows Live Mail can process, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.
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