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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daedalus
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2011-01-14

I think you really need both - native email clients and a decent webmail interface too. The first is solved by using standard access methods (IMAP etc.), and the second it looks like they're working on. I won't be holding my breath though - I have had a Hotmail address for 13 years, and since Gmail came along I hardly ever use it. In fact, last time I tried was on a Mac using Safari (whatever version Lion comes with), and I couldn't copy, paste or add attachments. Maybe it was Safari, maybe it was Hotmail. All I know is that Gmail worked perfectly in the same browser.

Still, maybe they'll surprise me and allow IMAP along with a decent web interface that works everywhere too...

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