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Message 1785110 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 4:23:45 UTC - in response to Message 1686752.  

its better then vista and 8 any day.
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Message 1785143 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 7:31:26 UTC - in response to Message 1785096.  
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I got the same email a couple of months ago ,way things are going int exactly a surprise is it
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Message 1785162 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 9:17:28 UTC

Windows 10 adoption hits 300 million as Microsoft warns the free upgrade will end soon
If you haven't upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 by July 29, expect to pay more than $100 to do so later.

“If you’ve already upgraded to Windows 10 –- thank you. If you haven’t upgraded yet –- we hope you’ll consider upgrading today,” Yusuf Mehdi, the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, said in a blog post.

Why this matters: Expect Microsoft to sound the drums of doom as we near that July deadline—both in the press as well as the PC. If you multiply the 300 million devices by $119, you get a whopping figure of over $35 billion—a very poor estimate, but the magnitude of the fees Microsoft would have charged for the upgrade. (Far fewer would have paid to upgrade than those 300 million device owners, but still.) Like the robocalls from candidates seeking your money, expect Microsoft to ping your older PC to upgrade now, before it’s too late.

But these upgrades—accepted or not—have also been disruptive. Most recently, a newscast was interrupted with an upgrade notification, as was a live Twitch stream. Erik Flom was playing Counter-Strike in front of a reported 120,000 people when his computer spontaneously launched the upgrade process. Expect more of these sorts of stories as July nears.

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Message 1785217 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 15:24:39 UTC

"Microsoft removes store-blocking from Windows 10 Pro"

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36226372

I think this will be one more reason for even businesses to turn off updates completely. If M$ did this now, what will they do next so why take a chance. The cure could be worse than the disease. There is only the chance of someone taking advantage of a vulnerability while things like this are almost a certainty if updates are left on.
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Message 1785237 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 16:42:15 UTC

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (isn't that a contradictio in terminis, Microsoft, Security and Intelligence in one sentence?) writes that between July 2015 and December 2015 malware infections increased a lot on Windows computers.

Hmmm, wonder how they got that data.
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Message 1785273 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 19:26:00 UTC
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Not having problems with Win 10 and being overall quite happy with it I have not posted in this thread much.

However after the "One Drive" email, I also got this.


Dear User,

Earlier this year we introduced a new Outl‍ook‍.‍com that will help you collaborate with others, focus on what matters, and get more done. The new Outlo‍ok‍.‍com delivers an exciting set of new experiences across web, phone, and desktop, and we’re eager for you to start using it.


It appears that you are currently using Windows Live Mail 2012 to connect to your Out‍look‍.‍com account. Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the synchronization technologies used by the new Outl‍ook‍.‍com. When account upgrades begin at the end of June, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to your Out‍look‍.‍com account in Windows Live Mail 2012. Rest assured, you can always access your email by logging into Out‍look‍.‍com from any web browser, and you will continue to have access to all your data that is currently in Windows Live Mail 2012.


If you currently use Windows Live Mail 2012, we recommend that you switch to the Mail app in Windows to‍day. The Mail app is built in to Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10, and has a more modern design. To begin using it, simply launch the app and add your Out‍look‍.‍com account.


If you are using Windows 7, you can upgrade to a newer version of Windows to enjoy the Mail app and the other benefits. If you do not wish to upgrade, you can access your account via a web browser, or, you can take advantage of a free one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal, and use Outl‍ook 2016 to connect to your account.* This Off‍ice 365 subscription also includes other productivity applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. It works on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.


Please take action before Ju‍ne 30th, 2016, which is when we’ll begin upgrading accounts that currently use Windows Live Mail 2012. If you have more questions, please find answers to common FAQs in this help article, or you can contact Microsoft support.


We recognize that changes like this can be difficult, and apologize for any inconvenience this causes you. We hope that you’ll enjoy the benefits of moving to the new Outl‍ook‍.‍com.



Now I have used Live Mail as my mail programme for may years, I have collected over the years 6 email accounts and Live mail allows me to easily see them in an easy to use format, the new "mail" program in Win 8/10 is, well a kiddies toy in comparison.

So It does seem that they want everyone to toe their line. I have already saved all my files for one drive and deleted it from my PC.

Next I will be changing all places I use my "Hotmail" address to Gmail.

Anyone recommend a good e-mail program?
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Message 1785283 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 20:30:35 UTC - in response to Message 1785273.  

Anyone recommend a good e-mail program?

I've been using Mozilla's Thunderbird as my e-mail client since at least 2007 and it serves my needs quite well.
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Message 1785287 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 20:50:49 UTC

A second vote for Thunderbird
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Message 1785288 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 20:54:58 UTC - in response to Message 1785287.  

A second vote for Thunderbird


A 3rd vote.............


Stay here on Earth. It's the only planet with DARK CHOCOLATE !!

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Message 1785292 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 21:09:55 UTC

4th'd, no issues here using Thunderbird with outlook.

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Message 1785296 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 21:20:18 UTC - in response to Message 1785283.  

Long live what remains of Eudora!

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Message 1785322 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 23:18:03 UTC
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4th'd, no issues here using Thunderbird with outlook.


Yes but what may happen after the "update" on 30th June?


Now I have tried T-Bird before and cannot remember the reason but I didn't like it at all, oh well, time to try again.
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Message 1785326 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 23:34:23 UTC - in response to Message 1785322.  

Now I have tried T-Bird before and cannot remember the reason but I didn't like it at all, oh well, time to try again.

When I went from Visa to Win7 I gave Thunderbird a go because that's when MS dropped the Windows Mail client.
Unfortunately I couldn't get all of my existing emails & contacts from Windows Mail to Thunderbird without an massive amount of screwing around (the import function just didn't work properly), and even then I couldn't get some things across. So that's when I ended up going with Windows Live mail as it only took a few clicks to transfer emails, contacts & account info over.
Hopefully things have improved since then.
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Message 1785327 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 23:39:51 UTC
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Well, may not be good for everyone, but i - coming from XP - use emclient, i like it!
http://emclient.com
Maybe better this url for international use:
http://www.emclient.com/?lang=en
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Message 1785328 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 23:40:13 UTC
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Avoid Windows 7 KB 3133977 on ASUS motherboards. May prevent your system from booting. Was an Optional but recently made Recommended though the issue was known.

If it boots to a red "Secure Boot Violation" screen, ASUS has posted a solution. (MS page now links to this as well... at one point their "solution" was to install Windows 10.)
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Message 1785329 - Posted: 6 May 2016, 23:45:26 UTC

I switched to Hushmail. Going from a Hushmail account to another, e-Mail is automatically encrypted. You can "choose" to encrypt e-Mail to outside clients, (Yahoo, GMail, etc..), but you must give the contact a password to then view the e-Mail online.

For $49 a year I get 10 GB of storage, and got it to work with my iPhone. Exporting contacts from my GMail to Hushmail was EASY!!! I had no trouble getting contacts across.

Hushmail is Canadian based. So, the NSA WILL have to get a Warrant to obtain e-Mail from my address.

Also, once your Hushmail Account is setup, you can create Alias e-Mail Addresses so that you pass those out to 3rd parties that you DON'T necessarily trust to have your primary e-Mail Address. Mail sent to an Alias still goes into the primary account's Inbox; but, the sender doesn't get to see the primary e-Mail address - unless you choose to give it to that 3rd party.

Spam seems to be minimal...

I've been using Hushmail for a few years now. Now my GMail Account is my backup e-Mail, and I've stopped using Yahoo altogether.

OH, and by passing out the Alias address, that CANNOT be hacked!!! There's no login password associated with the Alias address. Only the primary e-Mail address uses the login "password" which actually is a mandated Passphrase!

Hushmail is AWESOME!!!


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Message 1785591 - Posted: 7 May 2016, 18:45:31 UTC - in response to Message 1785322.  

4th'd, no issues here using Thunderbird with outlook.


Yes but what may happen after the "update" on 30th June?


Now I have tried T-Bird before and cannot remember the reason but I didn't like it at all, oh well, time to try again.

I dunno, hang on a sec while I ask Derek in the next cubicle here at Microsoft HQ...

... He doesn't know either.

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Message 1786651 - Posted: 11 May 2016, 10:00:52 UTC

...and again a bunch of updates, most seem harmless/useful.

Only the BIG update for IE11 concerns me, because it bundles a lot of other things with it... :?
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Message 1786704 - Posted: 11 May 2016, 14:15:59 UTC - in response to Message 1786651.  

...and again a bunch of updates, most seem harmless/useful.

Only the BIG update for IE11 concerns me, because it bundles a lot of other things with it... :?


Since I disabled IE on my system, I just hide that update now.

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