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The new Hotmail

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    GoddersUK

    So I signed in today and got the new inbox. It all seems nice enough, but they broke the linked accounts feature - if I sign in using my gmail account it would say that I didn't have hotmail, but I could go to the top right and select my hotmail account and view my inbox. However now when I sign in with gmail I can't do that (interstingly if I sign in with my hotmail account I can switch to my gmail account, where it will tell me I don't have hotmail). This is a real pain for me because I use the remember me option to drop a cookie for my gmail account as that is my primary WL ID.

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    blowdart

    And there's no way to empty a folder from the folder list; want to empty junk mail? Click it, see the contents and then look for the new empty button.

    Doh.

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    turrican

    hm, they still have that ugly top banner. Do people even click on banners like that anymore? I haven't used hotmail for years now, GMail is much better. Well, it's cleaner. I HATE that top banner in hotmail.

    Outlook 2007 is my main klient though. Nothing beats it!

    Smiley

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    W3bbo

    turrican said:
    hm, they still have that ugly top banner. Do people even click on banners like that anymore? I haven't used hotmail for years now, GMail is much better. Well, it's cleaner. I HATE that top banner in hotmail.

    Outlook 2007 is my main klient though. Nothing beats it!

    Smiley
    Outlook 2003 for me.

    I'd use 2007 if it werern't for the hardcoded colour shemes.

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    spivonious

    I haven't logged into the Hotmail website ever since I installed Windows Live Mail.

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    Ion Todirel

    turrican said:
    hm, they still have that ugly top banner. Do people even click on banners like that anymore? I haven't used hotmail for years now, GMail is much better. Well, it's cleaner. I HATE that top banner in hotmail.

    Outlook 2007 is my main klient though. Nothing beats it!

    Smiley
    yep, Outlook 2007, I don't understand why people don't use a mail client, open a new browser window, navigating to the mailbox is of orders of magnitude slower , ok not that slower but inconvenient for sure

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    GoddersUK

    Ion Todirel said:
    turrican said:
    *snip*
    yep, Outlook 2007, I don't understand why people don't use a mail client, open a new browser window, navigating to the mailbox is of orders of magnitude slower , ok not that slower but inconvenient for sure
    But I believe that if you don't do that every so many days in hotmail your account deactivates?

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    Ion Todirel

    GoddersUK said:
    Ion Todirel said:
    *snip*
    But I believe that if you don't do that every so many days in hotmail your account deactivates?
    I doubt it

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    tfraser

    GoddersUK said:
    Ion Todirel said:
    *snip*
    But I believe that if you don't do that every so many days in hotmail your account deactivates?

    It won't deactivate if you access it through Outlook since that still involves the login process.

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    GoddersUK

    tfraser said:
    GoddersUK said:
    *snip*

    It won't deactivate if you access it through Outlook since that still involves the login process.

    Right, I use WLMail, I presume that is still the same.

    I just remember this from the old days when I used to use Outlook Express to access my Hotmail.

    /nostsalgia

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    andokai

    Finally a version that works in Safari. Now if they didn't charge you for POP access and/or allowed you to forward mail to non-live mail addresses I'd probably consider using it as my primary account again.

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    Ion Todirel

    andokai said:
    Finally a version that works in Safari. Now if they didn't charge you for POP access and/or allowed you to forward mail to non-live mail addresses I'd probably consider using it as my primary account again.
    what do you use for your primary account? I'm using Gmail but I'm not that happy with their POP/IMAP servers

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    jason818_25​3.33

    My primary email system is Hot Mail. I like the new look. it is much faster now as well. Its a new look so it will take a day or two to get used to. but im already liking the streem lined look a lot.

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    Ion Todirel

    jason818_253.33 said:
    My primary email system is Hot Mail. I like the new look. it is much faster now as well. Its a new look so it will take a day or two to get used to. but im already liking the streem lined look a lot.
    screenshots?

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    andokai

    Ion Todirel said:
    andokai said:
    *snip*
    what do you use for your primary account? I'm using Gmail but I'm not that happy with their POP/IMAP servers
    I'm not entirely happy either but a slap in the face is better than a kick in the nuts. I use the Google apps for your domain  thing and I forward it to Yahoo so it gets pushed to my iPhone. Not an ideal solution but there you go.

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    Dexter

    Well, appart from the font (which is way too big for my taste) it looks ok to me. And I got a good laugh out of a note on the welcome page:

    "We've designed Windows Live Hotmail storage to grow with you, but at a reasonable pace. That means you should have plenty of storage unless you suddenly want to store the planet Jupiter on Hotmail, in which case we'll send you a nice e-mail asking you to please not try to store planets on Windows Live Hotmail (although gradual storage of moons and asteroids is ok)."

    ROFL

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    Zeus

    I don't use hotmail that much, but I am a big fan of GMail. My company uses Google Apps for your Domain, and my personal email uses the regular Gmail service.


    I used to use Outlook 2007 to get my work email, but now I just have Google Chrome open all day, first tab is personal email, second tab is work email. Stable, fast and sweeeet ....

    I thought that this upgrade to Hotmails interface would bring it on par with Gmail, but it doesn't. Not by far. The banner on top is so, so big and ugly. Ruins the whole interface. I like that Hotmail works in Google Chrome though ... that's good.

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    TommyCarlier

    Zeus said:
    I don't use hotmail that much, but I am a big fan of GMail. My company uses Google Apps for your Domain, and my personal email uses the regular Gmail service.

    I used to use Outlook 2007 to get my work email, but now I just have Google Chrome open all day, first tab is personal email, second tab is work email. Stable, fast and sweeeet ....

    I thought that this upgrade to Hotmails interface would bring it on par with Gmail, but it doesn't. Not by far. The banner on top is so, so big and ugly. Ruins the whole interface. I like that Hotmail works in Google Chrome though ... that's good.
    Be very careful when you rely too much on GMail (could also happen with Live Mail): Can't access your Google Account? Tough luck.

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