IE7 getting close...what's happening with Outlook Express ?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bob, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Haven't heard anything about any improvements to OE. Any idea what we're
    going to see when the dust settles?
    Bob, Oct 4, 2006
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    JW Guest

    It appears that there is no signficant update to OE for XP on the drawing
    Vista uses a new more function rich product called "Windows Mail" which is
    based on OE but apparently uses OS kernal functions unique to Vista so it is
    not backwards compatible to XP in the same way that IE7+ is.
    JW, Oct 4, 2006
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    darkspark88 Guest

    Download Windows live mail desktop beta.
    Its great and supports every possible big name email service, including
    gmail, yahoo, aol..etc
    darkspark88, Oct 4, 2006
  4. There may be some more bug fixes after Vista is released, but they really
    want you to switch to the awful Windows Live Mail Desktop.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 4, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    There will not be an OE7, Bob.
    PA Bear, Oct 4, 2006
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    YAH Guest

    What happened to Windows Mail?

    As an aside, there is nothing suprising by Microsoft's Live push, but it is
    still kinda disturbing. It is just like Yahoo's and Google's initiatives... all
    designed to lure you into reliance upon their servers so they can serve up
    advertising, collect and associate information about you, and gain income
    through subscriptions or what not. There are profound privacy implications
    for use of such diverse and centralized services, especially the moment you
    cough up any personal info... for that becomes easily and in most causes
    automatically associated with past, present, and future information submitted
    to them. To make matters worse, these heavyweights acquire the smaller
    companies that offer online services, drawing in more and more users and
    their info.

    What makes Live of greatest concern is that MS is in a unique position to tie
    OS & desktop functionality to Live services. One day you may not even be
    able to run a reasonably full featured and up to date version of Windows
    without a subscription and thus without coughing up that personal info.
    YAH, Oct 5, 2006
  7. Windows Mail exists only in Vista.
    I strongly dislike Windows Live. I even more strongly dislike Windows Live
    Mail Desktop.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 6, 2006
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