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How to setup FaxTalk with Windows Live Mail 2011

NOTE: Windows Live Mail 2011 and Windows Live Mail 2012 are discontinued products and are no longer supported or provided as a download from Microsoft. The following information is provided for reference only.

TIP: We recommend configuring your software to use a separate e-mail account that you create for the sole purpose of forwarding your received faxes and voice messages to your actual e-mail address.

FaxTalk can send e-mail notifications of faxes and send PDF, TIFF fax attachments to an e-mail address.  To send e-mail, FaxTalk requires an e-mail client to be installed.  FaxTalk will work with many popular 32 bit MAPI compliant e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Windows Live Mail 2011 mail client is an optional download for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 2008 Server. Windows Live Mail 2011 replaces Outlook Express and Windows Mail programs that were previously bundled with earlier operating system versions. FaxTalk is compatible with Windows Live Mail 2011, and you can use this to send notifications and forward faxes documents as e-mail.

Once you have configured Windows Live Mail 2011 to send and receive mail using an e-mail account, you will need to adjust (disable) a security setting in Windows Live Mail 2011 to allow automated sending of e-mails with FaxTalk.

  1. Open Windows Live Mail 2011.
  2. Click on the File drop down menu next to the Home tab. Select the Options command.
  3. Click on Safety Options.
  4. Under the Security tab you will see a setting labeled Warn me when other applications try to send mail as me, remove the check to disable the setting.
  5. Click OK to save the changes and close Windows Live Mail 2011.

NOTE: Windows Live Mail 2011 will designed for Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and the Platform Update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.  

Alternative free e-mail available from Mozilla (Thunderbird) that will operate with Windows XP SP2 and higher OS)

To download Windows Live Mail 2011, please visit Microsoft’s Web site.

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