Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2012 19:53 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft launched a preview of Outlook.com - a Metro web email client that will eventually replace Hotmail. Looks pretty good (but then, that's Metro for you). Ironically, it seems to work better, and is more smooth, than the mail client in Windows 8. Would be awesome - although obviously unlikely - if Microsoft allowed you to add accounts to Outlook.com (instead of being tied to your Microsoft account). I'd love to use this for my personal email account. Update: I'm being an idiot - you can actually do this! Nice.
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Integrated Skype looks promising
by ronaldst on Tue 31st Jul 2012 21:53 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

Good stuff. Clean and simple. Google could learn from this move. Especially getting rid of the Google+ garbage that crept in.

Now if only MS would stop importing "contacts" from Facebouque/Twitter.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It looks very nice in the Windows Phone 7 browser; clean, simple, and fast just like native WP7 apps tend to be.

But then I think, why would I want to use this when the native WP7 email app is even better? I suppose it could be handy for a non Windows smartphone, but again both Android and iOS let you use the native mail clients with Hotmail/Live. So really, what's the point?

I suppose I can see the advantage for people like my fiancée; she uses the Hotmail web interface on her laptop and may find the new look enticing. But I prefer an IMAP email client on a computer, even as nice as the new look is.

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Some people don't like to install software locally.
Some people are not allowed to install software locally.
And some people are using a computer that is not their own (internetcafe while travelling).

In all those scenario's a good webmail is a great alternative.

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