How to make WLM Better. (faster, etc.)

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Eric Hilton, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Eric Hilton

    Eric Hilton Guest

    Hello. Thank You Very Much For Viewing My Post! I Appreciate You!

    I have used Windows Live Mail Desktop ever since it was in beta years ago.
    My, has it matured since then ;)

    However, I do have some issues that most people may also have and it may be
    just part of the program but I am just wanting your help to fix them.

    1st Sometimes the "recieving mail" status stays on the entire time of my
    session and it does not appear to be actually getting a new email.

    2nd Alot of times when I send an email the program says I have NEW MAIL
    until I actually view the email I sent.

    3rd The overall speed of the client is very slow most of the times fore me.
    I only have 1 email account inside of the client. It is AOL.

    So, are there any tweaks that I can perform that will help these issues?

    Also, Are there any plugins for WLM? Where can I find them. (such as
    antispam and such)

    Thanks!
     
    Eric Hilton, Jul 20, 2009
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  2. 1st: I noticed that at the bottom right it does say Receiving Mail when it
    is not actually receiving mail. As far as I'm concerned, this is a bug and
    needs to be fixed.

    2nd: I get the icon in the for WLM showing the yellow envelope icon even
    though I don't have an unread mail. Probably a separate issue...

    3rd: I have 3 accounts set up on WLM, so I can understand why it is slow for
    me. One account? Probably AOL that is the problem...
     
    Michael H. Lewis, Jul 20, 2009
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  3. There aren't really any plugins for WLM as there isn't a plugin API
    available to program against. This is something that was suggested to MSFT
    during the last beta and something that MSFT has said that they will look
    into.

    Colin Brown
    WL MVP
     
    Colin Brown WLMVP, Jul 20, 2009
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  4. Eric Hilton

    Pavel A. Guest

    How to make WLM better, faster, etc? A good question.
    Perhaps, return it's development to the mainland MSFT from where it's being
    outsourced.
    But are we users ready to pay for higher quality?

    --pa
     
    Pavel A., Jul 21, 2009
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  5. Eric Hilton

    ...winston Guest

    ??
     
    ...winston, Jul 21, 2009
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  6. Eric Hilton

    Megabyte Guest

    Where the programmers or development team is based is irrelevant as long
    as they are educated, trained, competent, have a clear vision of where
    the product is headed, a good quality control process and sound
    leadership.

    How about:

    1. Using the UI and colors that are tried and proven like those in MS
    Office applications instead of endlessly playing around with the look
    and feel of WLM and making it difficult to read for 40+ percent of
    people.

    2. Separating WLM development from other Live applications so bug fixes
    and enhancements can be rolled out more regularly and when they are
    ready, not tied to the schedule of every other Live app. i.e.
    preventing bugs like the lack of unread topic bolding in NNTP from
    ending up in a final build and going unfixed for months.

    3. Focus on making the WLM experience when combined with WLHotmail the
    best - Nested Email Folders, Improved Task Management, RSS Subscription
    Sync, Ad Free, enhanced storage for a small yearly fee.

    4. Polling users and implementing feedback from real users on direction
    and enhancements in the future.

    5. Greater emphasis on refining and improving performance and security
    over toying with UI elements.

    6. Considering a plug-in concept like Thunderbird where additional
    functionality can be added based on personal preferences.
     
    Megabyte, Jul 21, 2009
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  7. Eric Hilton

    Bob Guest

    Say what?!

     
    Bob, Jul 21, 2009
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