You removed View Source? WHY?????

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Mike Cornelison, May 3, 2009.

  1. Moved from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail and other than the fact that
    the program window will not allow you to put it flush against the corner,
    bouncing it off the corner when you try to place it there, I thought Live
    Mail was pretty cool.

    Until I had to send out my weekly newsletter for one of my clients.


    It's a deal-breaker for me. An absolute deal breaker. Not only did this
    force me to uninstall Live Mail, but as I was finally ready to make the move
    from XP to Vista on my main machine, now I realize the only way that's going
    to happen is if I search for and find a good third party email client.

    Way to go, Microsoft. With that one bonehead decision to remove the ability
    to view the source code, you made Live Mail completely suck compared to
    Outlook Express.
    Mike Cornelison, May 3, 2009
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  2. I don't know if they still have it as a menu selection, but frankly I
    would guess very few users of Live Mail ever wanted to use it or know what
    it is.

    I believe it you may find what you want still in Outlook which is, I
    believe, available as a stand alone program or as part of some or all Office
    Joseph Meehan, May 3, 2009
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    So, how do you /really/ feel? FYI: The next OS, Windows 7, will not have any
    default e-mail client. I'm leaning towards Thunderbird as of right now.
    OTOH, Vista has Windows Mail so you don't necessarily need to rely on WLM if
    you go that route.
    Bruce Hagen, May 3, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    You are about the third person to complain about that.

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    Dave, May 3, 2009
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    Brian Murphy Guest

    And somehow I feel, life will go on. Grow up.
    Brian Murphy, May 3, 2009
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    ...winston Guest

    When did you start counting ? I think the sample size might be a bit larger over the last 2 years.<g>
    ...winston, May 4, 2009
  7. Microsoft found that comparatively few users actually used the Source tab.
    Most of us don't have the time or inclination to hand code HTML.
    Gary VanderMolen, May 4, 2009

  8. It looks like that functionality was moved to WLWriter.
    Have you tried it? E.g. perhaps the idea is that authors
    who don't have any other HTML aware programs could
    at least use that to do HTML editing with.

    Vista has WinMail. I'm not sure if it has the Source and Preview panes
    for editing HTML E-mail or not.
    Robert Aldwinckle, May 4, 2009
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    Have you tried to use Live Writer? What procedure would you follow?

    WinMail does have Source Edit.
    Ron Sommer

    Ron Sommer, May 4, 2009
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    Bogey Man Guest

    To view the message source, highlight the message in the message list. Right
    click on it and choose Properties then choose Details and then Message
    Bogey Man, May 4, 2009
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    RalfG Guest

    It sucked long before that... :)

    Why do people think WLM is an upgrade for anything? It's just an alternate
    choice of email programs. I can't imagine that any of them is all things to
    all people.
    RalfG, May 4, 2009
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    N. Miller Guest

    You speaking of "Source Edit"? I've never used it, don't miss it.
    N. Miller, May 4, 2009
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    N. Miller Guest

    I believe the OP is complaining about the "Source Edit" option, which is on
    the "View" tab of MSOE, but not WLM. A different animal than "Message
    N. Miller, May 4, 2009
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    ...winston Guest

    Yes...a different animal, though both may show the html code if viewing is the only requirement.
    ...winston, May 4, 2009
  15. When MS comes out with a new program, it adds new features and
    drops seldom used old features. So what else is new? :)
    We live in a dynamic, ever-changing world...
    Gary VanderMolen, May 4, 2009

  16. To do what? <w> All I was pointing out is that the UI looks *very*
    familiar to an OE user. So, presumably you could do some
    composition and optionally some HTML editing, then switch
    to the HTML Source tab and capture whatever it is that you created.
    Surely it must be better than FPE which OE4 users used

    Thanks for the info. I was on XP when I wrote that.

    Robert Aldwinckle, May 5, 2009
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