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Windows 7: Comparative Thoughts? Pros & Cons: Windows Live Mail 2009 vs 2011?


View Poll Results: Which version of Windows Live Mail do you prefer and like more?
Windows Live Mail 2009 4 40.00%
Windows Live Mail 2010 0 0%
Windows Live Mail 2011 5 50.00%
They're all pretty much the same.. Equals? 1 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

25 May 2012   #1

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 
Comparative Thoughts? Pros & Cons: Windows Live Mail 2009 vs 2011?

Comparative Thoughts? Pros & Cons: Windows Live Mail 2009 vs 2011?

For people who have used both. Comparative review of Pros & Cons, features and usage experiences would be great to have.

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25 May 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

MS fixed 2009 when it wasn't broken.
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26 May 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I like the Ribbon on 2011. The rest looks the same. On 2009 there was a manifest error in Event Viewer but didn't hurt anything but it was fixed in 2010. Its probably the best e-mail client I have used.

Jim
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31 May 2012   #4

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I like the Ribbon on 2011. The rest looks the same. On 2009 there was a manifest error in Event Viewer but didn't hurt anything but it was fixed in 2010. Its probably the best e-mail client I have used.

Jim
I guess you're one of the rare few people who like 2011 more. Its nice to see another voice.

Besides the RIBBON are there other Pros and Cons / functionality difference between the two as per peoples experiences?
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31 May 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I like the Ribbon on 2011. The rest looks the same. On 2009 there was a manifest error in Event Viewer but didn't hurt anything but it was fixed in 2010. Its probably the best e-mail client I have used.

Jim
You mentioned all 3 versions but after saying "2010" your next sentence says "It's the best...". 2010 is actually the latest build of 2009 (14.0.8117.0416) so the two WLM choices are either 2009 or 2011. Of the two I prefer 2009 since it doesn't have the bugs that were added and never fixed in 2011 (e.g. can't forward embedded pictures in an email).
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31 May 2012   #6

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 

dont like any of them. i miss the old outlook express.
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01 Jun 2012   #7

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I like the Ribbon on 2011. The rest looks the same. On 2009 there was a manifest error in Event Viewer but didn't hurt anything but it was fixed in 2010. Its probably the best e-mail client I have used.

Jim
You mentioned all 3 versions but after saying "2010" your next sentence says "It's the best...". 2010 is actually the latest build of 2009 (14.0.8117.0416) so the two WLM choices are either 2009 or 2011. Of the two I prefer 2009 since it doesn't have the bugs that were added and never fixed in 2011 (e.g. can't forward embedded pictures in an email).
Is/ was that the only major bug? Is there a place where a LIST of bugs/ grievances by people have been posted on what BROKE from 2009 to 2011?
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02 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I meant to say that 2011 is great. I have just installed it on Windows 8 RP and its still great.

Jim
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02 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
Is/ was that the only major bug? Is there a place where a LIST of bugs/ grievances by people have been posted on what BROKE from 2009 to 2011?
The 2011 version doesn't do stationary, even though its predecessors did: Q.&A.: Missing Stationery in Windows Live Mail - NYTimes.com . There are some bugs I've heard about involving things like fonts, the way newsgroup threads are grouped (if someone posts with a change in the subject line), and strange interactions with IE9.

It appears that Microsoft is putting all the effort into Windows 8 and the "apps" that come with it. Those apps will be replacing the Windows 7 suite of "Live Essentials" for the Metro part of Windows 8. (Of course, you can stick with Live Essentials if you like since Windows 8 on x86 chips includes Windows 7 fuctionality.)
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02 Jun 2012   #10

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crashnbuen View Post
Is/ was that the only major bug? Is there a place where a LIST of bugs/ grievances by people have been posted on what BROKE from 2009 to 2011?
The 2011 version doesn't do stationary, even though its predecessors did: Q.&A.: Missing Stationery in Windows Live Mail - NYTimes.com . There are some bugs I've heard about involving things like fonts, the way newsgroup threads are grouped (if someone posts with a change in the subject line), and strange interactions with IE9.

It appears that Microsoft is putting all the effort into Windows 8 and the "apps" that come with it. Those apps will be replacing the Windows 7 suite of "Live Essentials" for the Metro part of Windows 8. (Of course, you can stick with Live Essentials if you like since Windows 8 on x86 chips includes Windows 7 fuctionality.)
Thanks for the info.

I have never liked or used stationary.I pretty much hate the BACKGROUNDS etc that people add to email.

Any other major features?

ALSO: Are these 2009/ 2011 different versions? 32-bit/ 64-bit ?
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