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Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« on: January 27, 2011, 05:09:50 AM »
Yes, another rant. This time it's Windows Live Mail and Live Skydrive. It can't be disabled, if I want to send photos via email, they get stored on MS' Live Skydrive. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against cloud computing, but there are aspects of it that I don't like and not being able to send my photos (relatively) directly to the recipient is a pain in the fucking arse!

I don't want my photos stored on Skydrive for 3 fucking months, Bill!

Of course, there's a workaround, and that's to zip the files and send them like that. I think I'll get me another email client, not impressed by Live Mail so far. Fuckers!

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 07:45:43 AM »
:)

I've never used Live Mail and I've mixed feelings on them stripping Outlook Express from Windows.

My suggestion, assuming you have an Office disk, would be just use Outlook. It's a damned good mail client and once you get it set up, pretty hassle free.
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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 10:49:23 AM »
Yeah, i'm not fan of the bundled(i originally mistyped that as bungled!) email systems with windows.


Just use outlook myself - but i'm from an office background myself, so it's what i'm used to.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 01:56:22 PM »
I never used Express anyway, but several clients do. Had not heard that complaint Sam but I do understand, even if I'm building cloud systems.

MS have a nasty habit of forcing you to use their stuff.

For personal mail I use Outlook, have done for years, it's one of their best products in my view.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 02:25:18 PM »
:)

I've never used Live Mail and I've mixed feelings on them stripping Outlook Express from Windows.

My suggestion, assuming you have an Office disk, would be just use Outlook. It's a damned good mail client and once you get it set up, pretty hassle free.
Yep, I'll be switching to Outlook tonight. I use it at work, so am reasonably familiar with it. I couldn't access Skydrive from work.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 02:38:11 PM »
I just use opera's built in email function, works fine and is simple.
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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 03:05:50 PM »
Opera's not an option for me, it doesn't do what I need it to do.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 03:12:35 PM »
I suppose you've looked at other free email clients?

http://email.about.com/od/windowsemailclients/tp/free_email_prog.htm
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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 03:57:49 PM »
I thought of it today, but then remembered that I paid $30 for Office 2010, which has Outlook. I paid for it, I may as well use it.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 05:53:43 PM »
Outlook in 2010, as far as I've seen is very similar to earlier versions, should be fine.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2011, 06:15:59 PM »
yeah cant say i know what ur talken bout, but then i also havnt send a pic in bout 2 months, before that it sent it just like it always did, as a file.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2011, 06:20:40 PM »
If you like outlook express, you may not like outlook.

I don't like it, a bit bloated for my needs.
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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2011, 06:22:50 PM »
Yeah, it's a bit bloated for my liking, too, but I've got it and the learning curve is very shallow.

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Re: Fucking Microsoft #2!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2011, 11:22:00 PM »
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There's a piece of software developed by Microsoft that's bloated?  ;zn

I would normally caution that Outlook and Express are two completely different products and so you might like one and not the other, but since you say you use it at work, I assume you already know that.

My situation is actually the reverse. Outlook at home and Outlook Express at work because the people I work for are too cheap to pay for Office.
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