PGHammer, on 19 June 2012 - 07:28, said:
The Metro Mail app supports GMail/Google Mail - what it *doesn't* support is POP3. While GMail/Google Mail also supports POP3, the default is IMAP4 (which works just fine in Outlook and the Windows non-Metro Live Mail, as is also the case in Outlook 2007 and 2010). Messaging is, in fact, Windows Live Messenger WinRT-style (fully cross-compatible with the existing WLM - like WLM, it also supports cross-communication with Yahoo Messenger and even Facebook Chat/Messenger - which also works on Windows 8).
Well on my Windows Mail(from Windows Vista) on Windows 8 I have one of my Gmail accounts and my Hotmail account set to pop not IMAP. And it works on Windows 8,on Windows Mail that is and also on Windows Live Mail which I also have.
And note,I have got Windows Live Essentials 2009 the Windows XP, version not Windows Live Essentials 2011, on both Windows 8 and Windows 7 and also on Windows Vista.
I read that Outlook Express is bundled with Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP,and IE5 on Windows2000,Windows 98, and earlier versions of Windows. And is part of Internet Explorer,even if you upgrade to IE7 or IE8.
That is why Outlook Express won't work on anything but Windows XP. And also if you tried to install Outlook Express 4 from Windows 98 on Windows 2000 or Windows XP,that won't work either.
But Windows Mail is not bundled or part of Internet Explorer like outlook Express is. Which is probably why it works on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
But another change I have noticed on Windows 8 RP is that it is now much easier to access the Metro start menu. If you close Classic Shell,you can now just click the left hand hot corner,where the start button should be and you get the Metro start screen.
In Windows 8 CP you had to swipe and click with your mouse, but on RP you just click. Andrea Borman.