Thanks for the excellent information ! I had a problem with Livemail also.I send & receive several emails a day to & from several friends. I decided to try Win 7 as a dual - boot to try to find a successor to Outlook Express. The biggest problem I found with Live Mail is that if I put more than 5 or 6 names in the "To" field, it told me to remove some of them. Huh? The Master/Slave thing seemed totally skewed.
I tried MS Office Outlook which seemed OK , but I never quite felt comfortable with it. Like Livemail it seemed to be more interested in doing multiple
things I didn't need while not addressing the basic need to send a simple email.
I couldn't get Thunderbird to import the addresses I'd exported from OE in either comma deliminated text format or csv format so I never gave it a chance.
Frustrated by all of this, I was about to reboot when I remembered hearing about "emulation mode". I downloaded both the Virtual Machine &
Win XP Emulator and guess what? I could now use OE again. It takes a couple of extra steps (you have to enter a password for the emulator
and manually enter your ISP password) , but it's a free download from the Microsoft website and works well. OE is the only desktop email programme I've found that will allow you to create folders containing multiple users email addresses. Outlook almost gets you there, but if you attempt to temporarily remove a name from the folder, it removes it completely from the program. Hope this helps somebody.