Duncan Mackenzie

Active Search in Windows Live Mail Desktop

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It seems we missed some features in our first video on Windows Live Mail Desktop, most notably "Active Search". I headed back to Bryan Starbuck's office to chat with him and Oji Udezue about how this feature integrates search right into your email client (and provides you with a way to turn off an advertisement as well!).

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    The Discussion

    • Cybermagell​an
      Bryan,
          Don't show us Fred Wilsons blog....show us yours! (6:53)

      EDIT: Man you guys did a lot of CYA (Cover your Rear) on the privacy stuff....that got me thinking....

      "This is not the spyware you are looking for"
    • Bryan​Starbuck

      Here is my blog, http://bryanstarbuck.spaces.msn.com and here is the blog for the product http://morethanmail.spaces.msn.com/.

      Here is the blog post giving all of the details about the ActiveSearch feature.

      Here is the link to the report from Jefferson Wells International.

      -Bryan

      Bryan Starbuck

    • Bryan​Starbuck
      > EDIT: Man you guys did a lot of CYA (Cover your Rear) on the privacy stuff....that got me thinking....


      Privacy is very important to people.  Our goal is to:
      a) Get the design right because respecting people's privacy is big priority at Microsoft.

      b) Be transparent about the details.  The privacy advocates are wonderful.  They provide a service by verifying claims in order for the community to be able to have trust in the product.
    • Badgerguy
      Bryan;
      Will users with email addresses on domains registered through Windows Live Custom Domains be able to use the software?  I've submitted my address for the beta but I presume it's being ignored because it's not a @hotmail.com or @msn.com address - but I am currently using my WLCD registered email address with Windows Live Mail Beta.
    • Cyonix

      Guys,

      I need the ability to right-click --> add domain to junk email and put in junk-email folder

      It will take me ages to click the top menu every time I want to get rid of junk email.

      Also a question: when i move email to the junk email folder, is it considered junk email or am i just moving a message to a folder?

      Cheers

      Edit: Also i need the ability to right-click on a IMAP folder and click Mark All as Read

    • chrisbord

      So how do we hide that pane altogether?  It takes up way too much valuable horizontal screen real estate when running at 1024x768.

      And BTW ActiveSearch is a terrible feature.  If I want to search for something, I'll just go search for it.  Why in god's name do I want this thing constantly eating up my CPU cycles doing something I didn't ask it to do, and I could do better utilizing my own brain?  I can't believe MS actually wastes time and money on such a non-sensical 'feature.'

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