After my e-mail account settings import troubles last time, I manually entered the settings for my two e-mail accounts, including Gmail. I eventually got that done but Outlook took no heed of the messages I had already imported, and created a new set of folders.
It had taken me a long time to get Windows Live Mail set up so that it downloads and keeps a local copy of my most important Gmail messages. I have decided I can’t face doing it all again, not to mention the bandwidth it’s going to use up to download all those messages from Gmail again.
I have accordingly decided to give Outlook a skip and keep with Windows Live Mail unless I can figure out a way of get Outlook to do what I want it to to do.
I would have thought that it would be basic business practice, for a software company, to make it as easy as possible for users to upgrade to their premium e-mail client from whatever other program they happen to be using. At the very least, you would think, the company would take care that the premium product would be able to upgrade in a fuss-free way from their OWN free e-mail client.