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Windows 7: Microsoft previews Hotmail successor, Outlook.com

31 Jul 2012   #1
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Microsoft previews Hotmail successor, Outlook.com

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Back in June, there were leaks about an alleged new Microsoft mail client -- "Newmail" -- something LiveSide.net described as a Metro-style Hotmail."

Today, Microsoft took the wraps off a preview version of that new client, which it is formally christening "Outlook.com." (The screen shot above is an example of what the new Outlook.com interface looks like.)

Microsoft is billing Outlook.com as a new free mail service that pulls features from Hotmail and Exchange. It is designed for personal/consumer use; Microsoft continues to position Outlook as its business e-mail client. Outlook.com is integrated with Windows and Office, and can pull in Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and LinkedIn contacts. The new mail client has the Metro look and feel. And it is providing users with more granular control over which ads they see and where they see them.
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31 Jul 2012   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya Brink yeah mate just loaded it and it is quick but just one small fault and that is you can't see what you are replying to when you hit New to reply - just a darn great A3 sized message sheet - unless I am doing some thing wrong.

I can see you can add your old hotmail account to a new folder but I am not game to fully go Outlook until I find a way of seeing what I am replying to.

Just wondering if there is any support sites for answers as the intro to Outlook has not much info on it. Oh and one more thing I cannot find a way of attaching it to my taskbar like WLM
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01 Aug 2012   #3

 
 

You can click and drag it to your taskbar just like hotmail. (the icon on your open in-box).
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01 Aug 2012   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
You can click and drag it to your taskbar just like hotmail. (the icon on your open in-box).
Thanks kpo will give a try
Well it does and doesn't it pins to IE but not a separate icon but never mind just measn opening IE
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02 Aug 2012   #5

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Working good for me, like the new look much better than Hotmail.

Only problem so far is it doesn't work in Opera.
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02 Aug 2012   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Working good for me, like the new look much better than Hotmail.

Only problem so far is it doesn't work in Opera.
Yeah Dave but I still just don't like the fact you cannot see what you are answering to - I have my hotmail in WLM as an account as I like to keep mail and net windows separate.
If the new mail had the two distinct panels then yeah it's clean and quick - mind you the ads I think a little tacky and for what MS make I reckon it's just greed.

If hotmail goes down the tubes then I am going back to my old ISP account and use it from WLM.
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02 Aug 2012   #7

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John, on the first sentence, not sure what you mean. I haven't changed any settings and I can see the post I'm replying to.
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02 Aug 2012   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Dave - when I click on new the new message takes up all the monitor screen and blots out what incoming message is so ok with short answers but fairly long mails like I get from my brother I have to rely on memory (not good) or using reply which means you are sending back the original message and that seems a waste of their download limits holds they have one.

My current WLM looks like in the pics.


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02 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hiyya Brink yeah mate just loaded it and it is quick but just one small fault and that is you can't see what you are replying to when you hit New to reply - just a darn great A3 sized message sheet - unless I am doing some thing wrong.

I can see you can add your old hotmail account to a new folder but I am not game to fully go Outlook until I find a way of seeing what I am replying to.

Just wondering if there is any support sites for answers as the intro to Outlook has not much info on it. Oh and one more thing I cannot find a way of attaching it to my taskbar like WLM
.................just one small fault and that is you can't see what you are replying to when you hit New to reply

What about the Reply button next to New ?

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02 Aug 2012   #10

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Working good for me, like the new look much better than Hotmail. ...
It doesn't look very much different than Hotmail to me. I don't understand why it's even being hailed as new. All they did was add some ugly Metro style icons to Hotmail.
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