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how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

rena
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how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

I am a plusnet customer. I was previously with talktalk. I recently got a new windows 8 desktop.  I was able to put my plusnet email account into Mail on windows 8. On my old computer (vista)  I am able to still download talktalk emails that are still being sent to me, but I can't seem to do it on my new windows 8. Does anyone know if it is possible to get talktalk messages received in windows 8 and how do I do it please?
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bdvh
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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

I had a similar problem with Metronet email and win Rt.
In it's wisdom Microsoft has decided not to support pop3 on win Rt and win 8.
Is talktalk a pop3 account.
If so Google "pop3 win 8" and you will find many discussions of solutions.
rena
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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

Yes it's a POP3
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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

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In it's wisdom Microsoft has decided not to support pop3 on win Rt and win 8.

That doesn't make sense. What email client are you referring to (there are very many to choose from)?
I have several Win8 installs running (*including a Win8.1) and have had no email issues at all.  Undecided
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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

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The Mail app, which comes with Windows 8 and Windows RT, doesn't support adding email accounts that use POP (Post Office Protocol). If your email account uses POP and you want to get it on your PC, here are some options:
    If you want to use the Mail app and keep your current account, contact your email provider and ask if they can change your account to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) or EAS (Exchange ActiveSync).

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    Google has indicated that as of January 30, 2013, it intends to stop support for new EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) connections in some scenarios.

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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

Plenty of other apps then to solve the OP's problem  Grin , notably the free download one from Microsoft which used to be "Live Mail" but is now I think called "Essentials".  Wink
Microsoft actually stopped including any mail app in Windows when it got to Windows 7, so it seems odd to include one in W8. Probably doing it to match Apple.  Undecided
(XP had Outlook Express and Vista had it's own Mail program which was similar to OE, but started pushing the downloaded Live Mail)
Having had a quick look at it, and read a bit online, it does seem to be rather basic.  Lips are sealed
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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

IMAP Rules!! Cheesy

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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

I just had a quick look (out of professional interest) at the Win8.1 Mail App.
It DEMANDED that I sign in with a Microsoft account.  Crazy
So I didn't bother and have no idea if it's been updated to support POP or not...  Tongue
bdvh
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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

I don't have win 8. The only Mail app on Rt is the one that came installed. That is one of the reasons I switched from Metronet (pop3 only) to plusnet.
Rumour has it that the upgrade in August may include pop3.
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Re: how to download talktalk emails in windows 8

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I don't have win 8.

rena (the OP) does though  Wink .