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nekrosoft13
07-05-09, 01:21 AM
anyone noticed that even in new RTM builds windows mail app is still in C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Mail.

MS a while ago said that they would remove it, funny thing is all exe and dll have the same version number as the windows build. but windows mail simply will not start.

just an FYI

|MaguS|
07-05-09, 01:22 AM
I use outlook... Windows Mail is way to gimped...

nekrosoft13
07-05-09, 01:37 AM
me too, little suprised that they left the app there, but it doesn't function.

|MaguS|
07-05-09, 02:18 AM
me too, little suprised that they left the app there, but it doesn't function.

Half assed job of removing it. We all know Windows 7 isn't built from the ground up... just more evidence of MS being lazy.

crainger
07-05-09, 06:57 AM
It's an easter egg.

ViN86
07-05-09, 09:08 AM
I wonder if you copied the Vista files over if it would start...

Maybe they just broke something in the exe.

mullet
07-05-09, 10:35 AM
Thunderbird FTW!!

six_storm
07-05-09, 11:05 AM
I would def use Outlook 07 over any other mail client right now . . . heck, even Thunderbird over Windows Mail.

Eliminator
07-05-09, 11:12 AM
i use windows live mail in win7... thunderbird just screws up the format when you reply and i had many people complaining about my messages

Zelda_fan
07-05-09, 11:54 AM
Half assed job of removing it. We all know Windows 7 isn't built from the ground up... just more evidence of MS being lazy.

dude, Windows 7 hasn't even been finalized yet.... I'm sure it's not difficult to remove it.

pakotlar
07-05-09, 09:51 PM
dude, Windows 7 hasn't even been finalized yet.... I'm sure it's not difficult to remove it.

youre kidding yourself if you think its still in development at that gross a level. barring gov. regulation what you see now is what you're going to get come october.

pakotlar
07-05-09, 09:52 PM
I would def use Outlook 07 over any other mail client right now . . . heck, even Thunderbird over Windows Mail.

yeah outlook is my favorite too, and it has some pretty good integration with 7's gadget system.

betterdan
07-05-09, 10:15 PM
I use Windows Live Mail.

crainger
07-06-09, 12:58 AM
Live Mail is pretty good IMHO. All they need to do is have Live Calendar and Task sync with WM7. ::):

nekrosoft13
07-06-09, 01:09 AM
speaking of LIVE, i wonder if they are planning a huge LIVE services (messenger, mail, photo gallery etc..) remake for win7.

crainger
07-06-09, 03:34 AM
Probably not, I think Live will just evolve on it's own independent of OSes.

Tuork
07-17-09, 11:20 PM
I've been thinking of going "alternative" on my software needs. What's a good alternative to Outlook? I've used it for a while now and I like it. I depend on the Calendar thinger quite a bit, however, hotmail has not POP access, which kinda sucks.

I know Thunderbird is an option, but from what I can tell (haven't used it) it has no Calendar....

nekrosoft13
07-17-09, 11:27 PM
I've been thinking of going "alternative" on my software needs. What's a good alternative to Outlook? I've used it for a while now and I like it. I depend on the Calendar thinger quite a bit, however, hotmail has not POP access, which kinda sucks.

I know Thunderbird is an option, but from what I can tell (haven't used it) it has no Calendar....


download Microsoft Office Outlook Connector and problem solved

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9a2279b1-df0a-46e1-aa93-7d4870871ecf&displaylang=en

Tuork
07-18-09, 12:06 PM
Ooooh. thanks for the link.

Question though: Why not just enable POP access from the get-go? They used to support it, but they became cheap(er) asswipes and decided to only include it in the "premium" version of hotmail. Either way I'm transitioning everything to my gmail account, but I still need to keep this alive just in case.

Tuork
07-21-09, 12:31 AM
If anyone is interested, I've been using Thunderbird for about a day, and I must say it's pretty sleek.

Also, I added a Calendar manager called Lighting, and it's the PERFECT open source replacement for Outlook.

Takes a wee little bit getting used to, but now it's chugging away quite nicely once I set everything up the way I like it.

The only thing I don't like (or preferred about Outlook) is how attached images were resized to fit in the preview window. Oh well... not a big deal.

S.SubZero
07-21-09, 11:32 PM
In the latest build the Windows Mail directory exists, but there's no mail program. Winmail is gone. The only part left is the WAB (Windows Contacts).

nekrosoft13
07-21-09, 11:43 PM
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6816/capturecnb.png

program is still there, just hidden

ViN86
07-21-09, 11:56 PM
program is still there, just hidden

Doesn't show up in mine. I have show hidden files enabled too.

EDIT: Probably cause mine's an RC...

Tuork
07-22-09, 02:55 PM
Who cares? Go thunderbird! :p

Drolfrawd
07-22-09, 03:03 PM
Outlook 07 is the corporate standard.

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However I am really looking forward to see what becomes of the "Google Wave"