What Email Surprises Wait In Windows 10?

Bud has some questions about his e-mail in  Windows 10. He writes:  “At present, I’m still on Win 7. And my default browser is Google and I don’t run on Win Live mail and hopefully can stay with my Google (along with my yahoo mail account). What surprises lie ahead for me when I change over?”

As far as your e-mail, I don’t see any surprises. Let’s break it down.

You can continue to use Google Chrome as your primary browser. When you upgrade to Windows 10, Google Chrome should be unaffected. All of your favorites and extensions should remain just as they were.


Windows 10 does have the new Edge browser. But you certainly don’t have to use it, though I don’t see any difference accessing my Gmail from Edge compared to any other browser.

You say you aren’t using the Windows Live Mail e-mail client. But if you were, you could continue to use it in Windows 10 or switch over the the Windows 10 Mail app. Users making that switch will see a big change in the interface.


The Mail app is very streamlined and not very heavy on features. It’s designed to be more like a mobile app. It’s touch friendly, but I find it lacking and stick with Outlook. Other users might want to check out Thunderbird, which is a free e-mail client download.

There’s absolutely no reason you can’t keep using your Gmail or Yahoo e-mail with Windows 10. Whether you access them online through a browser or through the Mail App, both of your service should work fine in Windows 10.

~ Cynthia

2 thoughts on “What Email Surprises Wait In Windows 10?

  1. I’m confused about emails and email clients such as Windows Live Mail which I use with Windows 10. A while back I received a Microsoft notice that soon I would lose Windows live mail and I should download an update. The message in part stated:

    “In a few weeks, we will be making some changes to our email services that might impact your @outlook.com, @hotmail, @live, or @msn email account. Those changes will prevent your email from being delivered to the Windows Live Mail 2012 application you use.
    “In order to continue using Windows Live Mail 2012 to send and receive email for your account, you need to install the latest update published here. (KB3093594)
    If you use Windows Live Mail 2012 on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, we recommend that you switch to the built in Mail app in Windows to stay connected and get the latest feature updates on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.”
    Am I going to lose Windows Live mail or my @Msn.com mail?
    Could you comment on my ignorance?

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