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when I was using the default email program built into winXP last week, I could see all the emails that weren't deleted going back months, though my ISP where I have my main email address.

Now I'm back on win7 and using windows-live-mail, and I can't see any of the older emails, only the ones I received after installing WLM

I don't want to hook up my backup rig again, wheres the setting....so that I can access all of my email still with my ISP
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I might be able to help you out here...let me think...

Could you give more info on exactly what elements are involved here? Since you said XP's default mail app, I would think you'd be referring to Outlook Express, which was part of the Windows package up through XP.

If this is the case then it "reaches out" and pulls the mail from your ISP, and depending on your settings, may or may not delete the original from the mail server.

...or were you signing directly into the mail server? Who's your email with?
If you were using an email app, do you know if it was set up as POP3 or IMAP? If it's POP3, then your old email is stored on your old PC. If it's IMAP, then it's still on the server.

One way or another, you should be able to recover it.

If it's on your old PC, you can use Windows to transfer it to your new PC, or you can move it manually.

If it's still on the server, you could set up an IMAP account and view it directly where it is. Or...hmmm...maybe you could sign directly into the mail server, select all your old mail, change status to "unread", then sign in with WLM and pull it off like it was new.

I probably just confused you with all this gibberish...I'm a little confused myself now...

Anywho...if you can tell me what mail app you were using in XP and who your email is with (Comcast, gmail, aol, etc.) I can probably get you straightened out.

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