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Windows 7: I HATE Windows Live Mail

13 Oct 2010   #71
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I love WLM, I wouldn't have my mail come to me any other way.


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14 Oct 2010   #72
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by padenfolk View Post
I too hate Windows Live Mail. I think I've resolved the issue with blocking text to copy and paste (Ctrl?), but a very annoying problem is this: when I click "Reply" in a newly opened message, my as yet unwritten reply is immediately sent out. I'm embarrassed at having to apologize for this so often.

Solutions, anyone?
You could try a repair reinstall by using the Windows Live Essentials listing in "Programs and Features" or by rerunning your original wlsetup-web.exe file. Uncheck the new stuff and let it repair the old (Mail). Be careful not to use the current file available from Microsoft unless you are ready to upgrade to the 2011 version with the ribbon.
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14 Oct 2010   #73
matoduri

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

hello.

I have installed Windows Live Mail 2011 and I was just wondering if there is any way how to display recipients in sent folder when using two-line view. Every solution I found was only about one-line view where you can choose collumns to display.
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14 Oct 2010   #74
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matoduri View Post
...any way how to display recipients in sent folder when using two-line view. Every solution I found was only about one-line view where you can choose collumns to display.
The two line view shows the recipients above the subject line. The recipients form the first line of two line view in sent folder. (At least that's the way it was in the version prior to 2011.) Are you saying that 2011 shows something else in the first line? What?
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15 Oct 2010   #75
matoduri

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In WLM 2011 in sent folder there is Subject in the first line and nothing in the second line. There is recipient in the second line only if the messages are part of a conversation (which is kinda weird).
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16 Oct 2010   #76
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matoduri View Post
In WLM 2011 in sent folder there is Subject in the first line and nothing in the second line. There is recipient in the second line only if the messages are part of a conversation (which is kinda weird).
According to the screen shots in this link: Windows Live Mail 2011: Turn Off Conversation View | Windows | Tech-Recipes the recipient should appear on the second line whether conversation view is turned on or off. I haven't yet installed 2011 so I can't say what it does based on my own experience.
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17 Oct 2010   #77
ExpungedBob

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Why Bother?

Microsoft has a nasty habit of simply ending popular programs for something "new and improved" that they decide we will like "better." Whatever Microsoft does is like taking a completed picture puzzle, putting it back in the box, and mixing up the pieces for little or no apparent reason.

If a function is in an established place, why change the name AND location so we have to learn all over again?

So the question boils down to: do you want to, once again, go with the "new and improved," get used to it and get it running a way you want, only to have the rug pulled out from under you in a couple of years? Like "ribbons" in Microsoft Office, Hotmail, Windows Mail, etc etc?

Essentially, that's what this discussion is all about. Posters were using Windows Mail, and were happy with it. Then Microsoft decides to force everyone to go with Windows Live Mail.

Stop forcing things. If people are happy with Windows Mail, why not create a download so they can continue to use it if they want to, instead of working hard to try and convince people "it works the same way" if you only do this and that.

Remember, right now you have a happy Microsoft customer. If you end what they use to force them to learn another way, they may simply go with another vendor and use THEIR mail instead.

Like Gmail.

Think about it.
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18 Oct 2010   #78
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Yea, like GMail hasn't changed its interface at all. It still looks...oh yea, it has changed

You do realize that MS receives TONS of usage data, right. Based on that usage data, they improve what is bothering THE MAJORITY of the users. Perfect example is the ribbon in Office. The old Menu pardigm has been in use for only 20 years. The problem with it was that for every new feature added to office, the menu item for it had to be hidden further and further into the abomination that was the old menu.

The Ribbon fixes that. Yes, it is different, but it is also far more efficient. And I know, it isn't efficient for you, but MS has far more objective evidence that proves otherwise. My organization just moved from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and I was expecting the hoards of malcontents screaming to me regarding the ribbon. I was shocked when I only got a few calls from our senior word processors, and their questions were more directed at features than the ribbon. I asked them how they liked the ribbon and the the usual answer was "meh" doesn't really matter, I use keyboard shortcuts, anyway. The people who loved the ribbon were the newer and not so experienced users.
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19 Oct 2010   #79
ExpungedBob

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah,

How about that well researched change called "Vista?" I guess people just didn't understand all of the data that was collected calling for THOSE changes. (I LOVED the PC not shutting down but by default going into hibernation instead until I reconfigured this routine procedure. How many people called for THAT?)

The point is that many people, myself included, will never trust an online service with all of their data in a "cloud." One need only see what has happened with Facebook's "oopsie daisies" to understand why.

Why not have a choice? If people want to put their email and data in a "blind trust" with that "well researched" Microsoft "Live" (and who knows how long THAT will last until IT is shut down and we have to change everything .... AGAIN?), then by all means they should do it.

And if people do NOT want to throw caution to the wind, and prefer the software and copies of their email are kept on their PC, then they should be able to do that too.

Microsoft needs to stop abandoning software, and forcing people to switch over to "the new and improved way of the week."

Look at all of those sticking with Windows XP no matter HOW much better Windows 7 is. They rightfully saw Vista as a disaster, and took a "once burned twice shy" approach.

So it will be with the abysmal "Live."
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19 Oct 2010   #80
senojdr2

windows 7 pro 32 bit vista 32 bit drive 2
 
 

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