how a sensible News/Mail client SHOULD work!

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by NoHtmlMailsPlease, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Let me NOT just keep complaining about this Micro$loth crap,
    which I'm forced to use, because the Chinese wireless-modem maker
    submitted to the Micro$loth monopoly policy.

    I should rater describe how a proper news/Mail client SHOULD work.

    The 1-man: mulinux on a floppy of years ago, impressed me, and
    points to Italian design skills. He 'had most things in threes'; whereas
    WLM is a garbage mess of a score of apparently random selections
    in various modes.

    For newsgroups, there's a heirarchy of:
    sever, group, thread, article,
    where the server is usually constant.

    So for group, thread, article, you should be able to, mark for
    fetching, next time on-line:
    get next N headers, get marked articles/or-full-thread.
    And the posting and fetching should be SHOWN via a list of tasks
    in progress and/or completed, as WLM does SOMETIMES.

    When in Mail/News mode, only the actions applicable to THAT mode
    should be SHOWN, plus the switch to the alternative mode[/S in case
    of eg. RSS mode also existing].

    Forte-Agent did all this pre- 1995. What is wrong with the clowns at M$?
     
    NoHtmlMailsPlease, Sep 11, 2011
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  2. NoHtmlMailsPlease

    Evan Platt Guest

    How can a modem force you to use a certain program?
     
    Evan Platt, Sep 11, 2011
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  3. NoHtmlMailsPlease

    ...winston Guest

    Send Feedback /Suggestions
    - https://feedback.live.com/?scrx=1
    - http://support.microsoft.com/common/survey.aspx
    - http://microsoftcorp.suggestionbox.com/

    Fyi...while doing that, do keep in mind the program's middle name
    Windows 'Live' Mail
    - WLM is first and foremost for use with other Windows 'Live' Essential
    applications and Live services due to the integration (Contacts with
    Messenger, Photo e-mail with Photo Gallery/SkyDrive, Hotmail using
    DeltaSync, Calendar at calendar.live.com, Contacts at contacts.live.com) -
    i.e. everything else is secondary, nntp on the other hand is way down the
    list of priorties - if even on the list.) - Expecting change may very well
    be fruitless if it doesn't impact 'Live' applications or services.

    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail

    "NoHtmlMailsPlease" wrote in message
    I should rater describe how a proper news/Mail client SHOULD work.

    For newsgroups, there's a heirarchy of:
    sever, group, thread, article,
    where the server is usually constant.

    So for group, thread, article, you should be able to, mark for
    fetching, next time on-line:
    get next N headers, get marked articles/or-full-thread.
    And the posting and fetching should be SHOWN via a list of tasks
    in progress and/or completed, as WLM does SOMETIMES.

    When in Mail/News mode, only the actions applicable to THAT mode
    should be SHOWN, plus the switch to the alternative mode[/S in case
    of eg. RSS mode also existing].

    Forte-Agent did all this pre- 1995. What is wrong with the clowns at M$?
     
    ...winston, Sep 11, 2011
    #3
  4. NoHtmlMailsPlease

    ...winston Guest

    Send Feedback /Suggestions
    - https://feedback.live.com/?scrx=1
    - http://support.microsoft.com/common/survey.aspx
    - http://microsoftcorp.suggestionbox.com/

    Fyi...while doing that, do keep in mind the program's middle name
    Windows 'Live' Mail
    - WLM is first and foremost for use with other Windows 'Live' Essential
    applications and Live services due to the integration (Contacts with
    Messenger, Photo e-mail with Photo Gallery/SkyDrive, Hotmail using
    DeltaSync, Calendar at calendar.live.com, Contacts at contacts.live.com) -
    i.e. everything else is secondary, nntp on the other hand is way down the
    list of priorties - if even on the list.) - Expecting change may very well
    be fruitless if it doesn't impact 'Live' applications or services.

    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail

    "NoHtmlMailsPlease" wrote in message
    I should rater describe how a proper news/Mail client SHOULD work.

    For newsgroups, there's a heirarchy of:
    sever, group, thread, article,
    where the server is usually constant.

    So for group, thread, article, you should be able to, mark for
    fetching, next time on-line:
    get next N headers, get marked articles/or-full-thread.
    And the posting and fetching should be SHOWN via a list of tasks
    in progress and/or completed, as WLM does SOMETIMES.

    When in Mail/News mode, only the actions applicable to THAT mode
    should be SHOWN, plus the switch to the alternative mode[/S in case
    of eg. RSS mode also existing].

    Forte-Agent did all this pre- 1995. What is wrong with the clowns at M$?
     
    ...winston, Sep 11, 2011
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