I just installed the new beta of Windows Live Mail. Not to bad, even if the ribbon interface is a bit cluttered. THERE IS HOWEVER ONE GLARING OMISSION. There does not seem to be any way to create message rules. I have been using this handy little tool for years to automatically sort my emails.
Using message rules the email client will automatically send email to different subfolders of the inbox at time of download. It does so based on “from” part of the header. I have special subfolders for family and friends, people I work with (for work related emails) and my newsletters. This way these special messages don’t get lost among the usual crap in the general inbox.
I hope that this is an oversight in the beta and Microsoft is not planning to remove the ability to make message rules for sorting emails in the final version Windows Live Mail. If so I will be a very unhappy camper. I just might decamp to Thunderbird.