OK. I have been playing with the Mail app again because Windows Live Mail 2012 is getting to be long in the tooth and Microsoft doesn’t seem to care whether it works or not. Mail (or WLM previously) isn’t my primary email client. I just use it for email IDs which are NOT Rogers accounts (my ISP) or my MVPS account, these being held in Outlook 2010.
So now Windows Live Mail is gone from the two computers which I use, and I will work on the other two when I have more time. It isn’t the end of an era because the Mail app is still a Microsoft ‘event’, so no tears will be shed for WLM.
Mail and its partner Calendar work very well on the Netbook. Visibility and readability are both good, especially Calendar which is no longer just a small panel on the side.. On the desktop, this is not so important as everything is eminently more readable anyway, but I did like the similar look of WLM and Outlook 2010.
Continuity has been as important to me as almost anything else. Learning new tricks gets harder all of the time, and I don’t particularly take to change immediately, hence some of my initial comments, but I do try to embrace ‘new’.