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Live Mail gets update to M8 October 7, 2006

Posted by sk in Blogroll, Email applications, Hotmail, Microsoft, windows live mail.
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liveside.net has some great screenshots of the latest version ( Microsoft calls it a milestone, which explains “M8” ) of Windows Live Mail.
Windows Live Mail seems to be getting better and better with every milestone. The UI is cool yet thoughtful (something that you’d expect from Apple). The menus are intuitive. And, I love the “Send Email From” feature. So, for example, you can send an e-mail from your University account through Live Mail. Of course, it’s still a Microsoft application and many people are not comfortable using applications created by Microsoft. For such people, I recommend alternative online mail applications, Yahoo! Mail and GMail!

By the way, I was thinking of taking screenshots of it, but why reinvent the wheel, right?

 UPDATE (10/7/06): Here’s a post related to Microsoft that some of you may find interesting. Any comments??? By the way, Ruhi has reviewed One Note. Do check it out when you get the time.

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1. ruhi - October 7, 2006

You must provide screenshots..esp. for people who dont have much faith in Microsoft products 😛

Jokes apart, I tried this new feature; it works great. I dont think that there is any other software out there that lets you do this?

2. Tismar Khan - October 7, 2006

“..For such people, I recommend alternative online mail applications, Yahoo! Mail and GMail!..”

No offense, but dont u think its bit too late in the ball game for “recommending” mail applications, they are out there for 10 years and gmail for about five.

if someone is reading this blog, more likely they have an email application..

of course, the review of new live mail application is good and is useful bcos its new

but i do not know why u categorize every software as “ms” and “non-ms” and users by “ms-lovers” and “ms-haters”..

“either u r with us or against us”…kind of ..

i am yet to see a comment, on this blog at least, which says a software is bad bcos its made by microsoft..or from “such people” are not “comfortable” using ms products..

so the idea behind every disclaimer somehow relating to microsoft still beats me..! 

3. sk - October 7, 2006

“No offense, but dont u think its bit too late in the ball game for “recommending” mail applications, they are out there for 10 years and gmail for about five.”

None taken. It’s never too late to recommend anything. Remember Firefox? IE had almost a 100% marketshare when it was launched. Do you think they shouldn’t have tried and people shouldn’t have recommended it? It’s the same argument.

“i am yet to see a comment, on this blog at least, which says a software is bad bcos its made by microsoft..or from ”such people” are not “comfortable” using ms products..”

You won’t deny that there are people who hate MS and there’s every possibility that one such person would visit this blog and see the post. When he sees that we’ve offered alternatives for him, he’ll be happy and come back. That’s how the game works. Now, I wonder what type of marketing this is!!! Ruhi??? :p

BTW, I’ve updated the post a little.  

4. ekawaaz - October 8, 2006

Dear SK,

thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your views. Well about Windows Beta, to be honest I do like the feature as I use with my exisisting MSN hotmail account but I dont like the idea that it will succeed Hotmail which was founded by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia. Why they cant run windows beta as differant webmail system, why they have to take out Hotmail?

Second windows live features are not compaitable with Opra or even with firefox earlier version which in my opnion not up to Microsoft standard.

5. sk - October 8, 2006

@ekawaaz,

Thanks for commenting! 🙂
I have no idea why they want to take out hotmail and get everyone to switch. But I guess they have a classic view for everyone who liked hotmail anyway.

Regarding compatibility, it’s a lot better now. Initially, only the classic view worked on Firefox. Now, most features do. I don’t think MS can afford to get FF/ Opera users angry.


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