"Stubbo of Oz" <stubbo@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:ee2bu3tag8816me206rtroib059931u26s@xxxxxx
> On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 00:00:04 -0700, "Gary VanderMolen"
> <gary@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>Did you really expect that bug to be fixed? Windows Mail is dead as
>>far as Microsoft is concerned. All development effort is going into the
>>replacement program, Windows Live Mail.
> I don't like Windows Live Mail at all.
> I hate the way it forces you to have a hotmail account and sign in
> with that.
Windows Live Mail does not require you to have a Hotmail account.
You can go to Tools, Options, Connection, click "Stop signing in."
What you lose is the automatic syncing and backup of your contacts.
> I hate the way each of your mail accounts has its own set of folders
> for inbox, drafts, sent, deleted etc.
> Windows Mail handles these things a lot better IMHO
It is better suited for someone with only 2 or 3 accounts.
I have 10 accounts, so 10 sets of account folders, but I keep things
manageable by keeping the folders collapsed to one line each, and
reading the incoming mail in the top Quick Views folder. That is
pretty much equivalent to WM's single Inbox.
> Its "Check for Updates" option in the help menu does not work - sends
> me to a busted link
> The version I am using is 8.0.1226
> Is there a latter version of Live Mail and is it any better?
Perhaps that link is broken for you because you are using an obsolete
beta version. The latest is 12.0.1606. Get it from http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)