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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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  • CybermagellanCybermagell​an Live for nothing, or die for everything
        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"
  • 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 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.
  • BadgerguyBadgerguy Badgerguy
    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.
  • Jonathan MerriweatherCyonix Me


    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?


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

  • 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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