Window Live Mail: My expectations

With the beta version of Windows Live Mail available and me already having got my hands dirty toying with it, here’s what my wish list would look like:



  • Search: Ability to search for email across all folder. I could not find a button by which I could search in the current version of Windows Live Mail.
  • Ability to configure an email to be sent at a predetermined time (something like the current facility in Microsoft Outlook): That way I can compose all the birthday emails at one go and configure them to be sent on the BDays of my friends and relatives, and never get an response like “You forgot my birthday
  • Stationary: No stationary. OK I am asking too much, but if Live Mail want to better GMail, I demand it. Or atleast provide a few templates and enable saving custom stationary.
  • Sort: Current version does not allow me to sort the email on the basis of “From”, “Subject”, “Date”. How about adding that feature?
  • Meeting requests: Ability to accept meeting requests and add them to my calender. The earlier version of Hotmail did have this feature and getting 2GB of mail box space is not worth losing that fantastic feature.
  • You have mail: How about Outlook web access like notification that you have new mail. In the current version, you dont know if you have new mail Such a notification will be really appreciated.

More to come as I continue to use the new feature.


 

5 Responses to “Window Live Mail: My expectations”

  1.   Greg
    January 16th, 2006 | 6:39 pm       Reply

    I just got into Windows Live Mail too…

    The sort took me a second to find too.

    It’s right below the Mail Tab, Between the New and Reply “toolbar” buttons. Might have the text “Sort by: Date”.

    There’s Date, From, Subject and Size sorting options.

    What I don’t like is that all the Sorts appear to be Descending only. No option to toggle the sort direction…

    The Search (Text and Header only) is in an unlabeled textbox, toward the very top, right next to the Windows Live Mail logo and above the Contacts and Today tab. There’s a blue background, white arrow button/link to execute the search…

    At least this how these features (Sort and Search) are available in my config.

    Hope this helps a little…

  2. January 19th, 2006 | 5:47 pm       Reply

    Sorry Greg, I could not find what you pointed to. Looks like I have to wait for MSN team to come up with a simpler interface.

  3.   Greg
    January 19th, 2006 | 6:04 pm       Reply

    I’ve posted some quick screenshots here, http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2006/01/windows-live-mail-sorting-and.html

    I hope this helps…

  4. January 19th, 2006 | 6:31 pm       Reply

    I dont know why, but I have neither the search box nor the sort combobox.. Looks like the version i am using is not universal.

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