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Windows Live Mail

25 August 2009
Posted in: Scratchpad, Tech, Writeside | 5 Comments

Has Microsoft finally got it right with e-mail software? Well, it’s hard to say for sure, but Windows Live Mail is certainly worth checking out.

Apart from a spanking new and decidedly good-looking interface, it comes with a host of other features, including an IM client (yes, for Window Live users), RSS and newsgroup support, an innovative photo e-mail service, and even a blog writer.

In fact, guess what? This blog post is being made using Windows Live Mail’s Writer interface. It supports, apart from Windows Live Spaces, any WordPress-, TypePad- or Blogger-based blog.

And wow… this has to be a first. I’m saying something good about Microsoft. Go figure!

~PD

Postscript: Yes, it was too good to last. While Windows Live Mail is fine as long as you’re using it, it’s a right royal pain when you want to uninstall it! Having installed as a bunch of separate components, it’s only when your firewall pops up to ask for access that you realize the rubbish you’re left with after you’ve tried to get rid of it! Tsk tsk…

5 Responses

  1. Niklas says:

    It’s still pretty neat of them to do bloggy stuffs though! and lots and lots of appies are lousy at un-installing themselves. It’s no wonder they invent special applications just to uninstall other applications.

  2. Payal says:

    That’s true. I had to install Glary Utilities just so I could uninstall Windows Live Mail!

  3. Marie says:

    I refuse to update my MSN because of this live suite of theirs.

    *looks around at webdesign*

  4. Payal says:

    Don’t be fooled by the pretty face; stay away for your own good!

    And hey, stop looking at my three-year-old design! *wears paper bag*

  5. Katie says:

    I will not use MSN but the blog updating stuff is a nice idea.

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