Synapse Syndrome wrote:
> "Jake" <Jaker00at@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> Running Vista RC1
>> I can't figure out Microsoft's strategy with offering eMail,Calendaring,
>> and contact management services with Vista and/or Live. There appears to
>> be no direction or even much thought into what a Windows user/Microsoft
>> customer would want.
>> Ideally it would be nice to have an integrated solution that includes
>> Contacts, Email, and Calendar... I don't expect all the features
>> included with Microsoft Outlook but it would be nice to get some basic
>> functionality that makes sense and is useful and could be synched or
>> otherwise available online from wherever one needs it.
> I completely agree with you. I've been using OE with Hotmail accounts,
> as well as POP3 and IMAP for nearly a decade, and now I am looking for
> alternatives to WM. It looks like the WM development team have left
> this half-finished and down-featured pile of crap to work on WLMD (which
> is an awful program).
> There are a few bugs in WM that are really annoying me. I'm only using
> it at the moment for these Vista NG's and not for mail or any other
> usenet use. The status bar doesn't work properly, the send/receive
> button doesn't work, and it highlights posts as you navigate between
> folders, as well as having other annoying new features.
> The fact that Hotmail accounts are no longer supported is the worst of
> all. It really should have been totally integrated with Live Mail and
> Live Messenger, for IM, email and Contacts. It could have been a
> really nice way to read RSS feeds and have them deleted once read. As
> it is the WLMD was is appalling, and the IE7 way doesn't delete read feeds.
> The terrible skinned interface and the adverts in WLMD make it totally
> unusable for me, and I am probably going to (very reluctantly) move to
> Thunderbird, and I'm sure many others will. There is an addon for
> Thunderbird that allows interface with Microsoft's own Hotmail accounts
> I am going to continue to moan in this newsgroup in the vain attempt of
> having something done about this travesty.
Ditto. I have used Hotmail since whatever, and I am very disappointed at
MS decision to drop it's support from WM.
WLMD is horrible because it doesn't integrate into anything.
When RC1 came and I started using solely Vista at home, I struggled a
while with WM and then switched to Thunderbird. It's not perfect, but
atleast with addons I have most of the things I want supported.