Outlook Express is Dead !!

Posted on 1/3/2007 @ 11:01 AM in #Non Techie by | Feedback | 4769 views

If you have already taken the Vista plunge, you would have noted that Windows Mail (the new OE), doesn't quite do hotmail addys the way outlook express did.

So yes, I was depressed, and really the only solution was to give up my 60 hotmail addresses (which are full of spam anyway, but gave me a few freebie spam friendly email addresses).

Good news folks.

MSFT has been working on something called "Windows Live Mail Desktop".

Here's a screenshot for a taste test.

Seriously, I installed it, it's quite kick-ass.

Here are a few salient points -

  1. Pop3, Hotmail addys, IMAP support. Messages are protected with standard live features, junk mail/phishing scams are identified for you).
  2. It'll do Newsgroups
  3. It'll do news reading (RSS Feeds).
  4. It'll do Calendar/Contacts, and it all syncs it up nicely with your Outlook 2007.
  5. It'll do live spaces blog (which I personally really don't care about)
  6. Integrated with live messenger
  7. And it has live search built in on the right side, alongwith sponsored results. Frankly, those google ads - they do look ugly. This doesn't look so "in your face".
  8. Finally, all this is tied together with your primary live.com account.

First impressions - "Neat", and bu'bye Outlook Express.

Go Download.

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