Windows 10 ships with a modern or universal mail client called Mail. The Mail app in Windows 10 is one of the best free email clients out there for Windows operating system and it supports not just Microsoft account but also allows you add email accounts from other webmail services like Gmail and Yahoo Mail.
While there is nothing wrong with the interface or features offered, the Mail doesn’t always work for most users. Users have been experiencing variety of issues with the Mail app right from day one of Windows 10’s release. Although most of the issues can be easily fixed by reinstalling the Mail app, some users are unable to use the app even after a reinstall.
Windows Live Mail for Windows 10
If your experience is Windows 10 Mail app is not great and find the old Windows Live Mail was more useful, you will be glad to know that you can easily install and use Windows Live Mail in Windows 10 without any issues.
Install Windows Live Mail in Windows 10
Follow the given below directions to download, install and setup Windows Live Mail on Windows 10.
Step 1: Click here to download the web setup of Windows Live Essentials 12. The setup file is under 2 MB and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10. For your information, Windows Live Essentials 2012 is the latest version of the program and Microsoft has not updated the program since then.
UPDATE: Microsoft has discontinued Windows Live Essentials program and is no longer officially available for download from Microsoft. So, we have now linked to the well-known Softpedia website from where you can safely download the Windows Live Mail installer.
Step 2: Double-click on the setup file to run it. Click Yes button when you see the User Account Control prompt.
Step 3: When you see the following screen, click the second titled Choose the programs you want to install.
Clicking the first option will automatically install all programs included in Windows Live Essentials including Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer, Mail, Photo Gallery, OneDrive and Outlook Connector Pack.
Since we are interested only in the Mail program, click Choose the programs you want to install.
Step 4: You will see the following screen with all programs selected by default. Uncheck all programs except Mail and then click Install button to begin the installation.
Once the Mail program is installed, you will see “Windows Live Essentials is installed” message.
Step 5: After installing the Live Mail in Windows 10, you must install this update from Microsoft to continue using it on Windows 10 without issues.
Setup and configure Live Mail in Windows 10
Step 1: Type Live Mail in Start menu or taskbar search box and then press Enter key to launch Windows Live Mail.
Step 2: The Add your email accounts will automatically launch. If not, click Accounts tab and then click Email as shown in the picture below to open the same.
Step 3: Type in your email address and password that you want to add to Live Mail and then click Next button to add the account. If you want to manually configure server settings, please select the option titled Manually configure server settings box before clicking Next button. For popular services like Gmail and Yahoo Mail, you don’t need to manually configure server settings.
Click Yes button when you see the confirmation prompt.
Step 4: Once the account is added, you will see “Your email account was added” message.
Live Mail might take some time to sync your account. And once syncing is done, you can use the Live Mail on your Windows 10 without any issues.