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Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:53 pm
by Ps76
Hi,

Just was wondering what people thought of the new Microsoft Windows Live Mail interface (if they used it/noticed it etc.). Personally I always thought the old Hotmail was the best but the new interface does seem quite a bit faster (at least here) than the old one so I kinda like it. Hopefully Microsoft is finally leaving bloat behind and it'll continue to Windows 7 too.

Any thoughts etc. welcome.

Pierre.

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:56 pm
by ajd1992
Waaaaay too much white space.

I don't use it much but it's horrible. The old one was perfectly fine (and it wasn't even around all that long was it?)

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:59 pm
by StuckInCA
New? Mine hasn't changed in a lonnng time. Maybe I was a beta?

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:32 am
by lnglive1011yyz
I like it.

I like simple, clean and uncluttered interfaces.. unlike some recent websites that have changed (ahem) lol

I'm also betaing the next version of Windows Live Messenger, and I will tell you, it's a big change, and it's a welcomed change.. It's almost identical in look and feel to the new windows live mail interface.

1011yyz

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:25 am
by ShyFlyer
I like the old interface better.  thumbsdown 

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:45 am
by StuckInCA
Mine just changed.

I liked the old version better. I need to keep looking to see if I can change it. I had more dark gray and black before. The text is way too big now too.

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:27 am
by MYT332
I don't use Hotmail anymore but LHRjc does and bless, he's a bit stuck.

Here's an email from him. Obviously he figured it out eventually.

Who's changed bloody hotmail and confused me, I can't figure this new sh*t out....

argh where's the send button?!


Well, he is getting old.  Wink

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:51 am
by nighthawk


Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 3):

I'm also betaing the next version of Windows Live Messenger, and I will tell you, it's a big change, and it's a welcomed change.. It's almost identical in look and feel to the new windows live mail interface.

I have been using that for a while too - the ability to log in from multiple locations at once is.... interesting! Im not terribly convinced by the interface though, the icons are just a bit too big and over simplified. The previous version was much nicer

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:41 pm
by LTU932
It sucks. It's too bright, plus you can only use the "light" version of it. Hell, even the button where you used to click to check for new e-mails is gone, and I liked that little feature.

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:59 pm
by LHRjc


Quoting Myt332 (Reply 6):
I don't use Hotmail anymore but LHRjc does and bless, he's a bit stuck.

Here's an email from him. Obviously he figured it out eventually.

Who's changed bloody hotmail and confused me, I can't figure this new sh*t out....

argh where's the send button?!

Well, he is getting old.

If only that weren't true but sadly it is! It's awful. At home I use Outlook 2007 for my Hotmail as I have Hotmail Plus, but at work due, to the fact Outlook can't be used with Hotmail through a Microsoft ISA Server Proxy despite all 3 things being Microsoft, I have to use normal Hotmail, and it truly sucks!

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:17 pm
by AircraftGeek


Quoting LHRjc (Reply 9):
due, to the fact Outlook can't be used with Hotmail through a Microsoft ISA Server Proxy despite all 3 things being Microsoft, I have to use normal Hotmail, and it truly sucks

Strange... Three things from the same company not working together... oh wait, you said Microsoft. It's ok then! Big grin

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:20 pm
by CanadianNorth
Seems slightly faster, but for looks and for finding buttons I definately liked the old one better.

CanadianNorth

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:44 am
by N867DA
I used hotmail until I got Gmail back in 2004 and I never looked back. I tried to log in with my old details and it told me my old ID is not a registered user  Silly

It's mine again!

RE: Opinion On The New Windows Live Mail Interface(?)

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:37 pm
by LTU932


Quoting N867DA (Reply 12):
I tried to log in with my old details and it told me my old ID is not a registered user

If you don't log in to your Hotmail account after a total of 120 consecutive days or more of inactivty, the account gets deleted.