Learn how to use basic features of Windows Live Mail 2011 [Part1]

We previously looked at How to install and configure Windows Live Mail 2011 and highlighted its core features. Now in this article we are going to learn how easy is to get the most of  Windows Live Mail 2011.

How to organize conversations

Turn conversation view on and off

From the View tab, click Conversations, and in the sub-menu click on or off.

Mail 2011 - Conversations

Expand/collapse conversations

From the View tab, click Expand/collapse, and in the sub-menu click Expand or Collapse.

Mail 2011 - Expand Collapse

How to add and remove multiple email accounts

From Mail inbox, click the Accounts tab, then click Email and complete the form, click Next, and Finish. Notice that you can also click Properties to change all the necessary email account settings.

Windows Live Mail 2011 - Add new account

Tip: If you are trying add a Gmail account, you may need to enable IMAP for the account, for more help check out Gmail Help.

To remove an email account, select the account you like to remove, right-click select Remove Account, and click Yes.

If you add another email account just click Add another email account.

Windows Live Mail 2011 - Remove Account

How to add an event right from your inbox

First you need to have Calendar pane on, if you don’t, just go to the View tab, and click Calendar pane.

Now adding a new event is pretty simple you only need to type your note in at the bottom-right of the Calendar pane, then if you need to add more details, double-click the event.

Windows Live Mail 2011 - Adding event


How to set email account color

When you set up multiple email accounts it can get confusing to make it easy on the eye, you can set the color of each email account that appears in left side pane. Right-click the email account select Set color and choose the color you like.

How to add a new folder to an account

To add a new folder to your email account, right-click the email account, select New folder…, type the name of the new folder, and click OK.

Useful Links

To be continued in part 2…

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].