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How many of you guys think that Mail app in win8 is total disappointment? This app greatly lacks features to be a main/default email client. What do you guys think?
I believe it has potential, but it all depends on those MS develops. What do you guys use in win8, other than web client?

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Yes, the Win8 mail app is utterly useless. I use Outlook 2013.

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I use it as my main email client :huh:
all i do is read emails and send maybe 2 a week though :laugh: Good enough for me and I love the notifications, which is the reason I use it
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What features do you believe are important to add?

Let's try to be constructive. I use Outlook at work. And I find that sending simple mail with the application at home works fine for me.

I have Exchange (Active Sync) work and gmail hooked up and I don't have any issues.
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[quote name='osuwildlifer' timestamp='1358017411' post='595449960']
Yes, the Win8 mail app is utterly useless. I use Outlook 2013.
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Not *utterly useless* - just useless if you need POP3 support. (The Mail app *does* support both IMAP and Exchange ActiveSync.)

I also use Outlook 2013 - however, I used Outlook 2010 before that *because* of the IMAP support being as hands-free as the POP3 support - even with GMail. (That can't be said about most e-mail applications; the fact that it's true of Outlook has to be driving Google crazy.)

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[quote name='ThreadAbort' timestamp='1358024693' post='595450112']
What features do you believe are important to add?

Let's try to be constructive. I use Outlook at work. And I find that sending simple mail with the application at home works fine for me.

I have Exchange (Active Sync) work and gmail hooked up and I don't have any issues.
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LDAP, for when you know someone's name in your org/company, but not their e-mail address.

A tab for composition, so that if you need to look up some detail from a prior e-mail while composing a message, you don't need to save the current composition as a draft, close it, find the other e-mail and look up the info, then re-open the draft to continue writing.

Folder management for IMAP accounts; I want to choose which folders to subscribe to and have in the list. One of my IMAP servers spits out 600+ folders, and I have no choice but to have them sit in that left-hand pane. I just want to subscribe to a few, but I have no options for doing so.

Sort messages list by collapsible date, like Outlook. I want to have all of my messages downloaded and available, but the list becomes huge. I want to be able to collapse everything a month or older.

Fix the threaded conversation bug. When a conversation gets above a certain number of messages, replying grinds the app to a halt or crashes it. Right now, the only solution is to either continually start new conversations with a different subject line, or reply with Outlook or Webmail if the thread gets too long.

Option to compose in plain text. Because I just want to write my e-mails in plain text.
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[quote name='ultimate99' timestamp='1358013531' post='595449818']
How many of you guys think that Mail app in win8 is total disappointment? This app greatly lacks features to be a main/default email client. What do you guys think?
I believe it has potential, but it all depends on those MS develops. What do you guys use in win8, other than web client?
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It simple clean and to the point, if you want more capability then there are many many many alternatives

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Using it as my main client here too, no issues with it.

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It's good for accessing GMail, reading, dashing off a quick response. For more serious management I fire up Thunderbird. But it's fine for light use.

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If it stays synced with your regular email account it does notify you of new emails like WLM did or still does till they kill it.

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It wont connect to my Gmail account but then nor does Outlook 2013, just haven't had time to look into it yet.

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[quote name='StrikedOut' timestamp='1358182231' post='595453574']
It wont connect to my Gmail account but then nor does Outlook 2013, just haven't had time to look into it yet.
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Might need to activate IMAP access in Gmail settings.

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[quote name='Relativity_17' timestamp='1358183618' post='595453636']
Might need to activate IMAP access in Gmail settings.
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Did that long ago as I had it working fine in Win 7 and Outlook 2010 but I have double checked. I will get around to figuring it out soon but right now more interested in Planetside 2! :D

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I use the Win8 Metro app for quick emails that I can't be assed starting Outlook 2013 for, but 99% of my work is done out of Outlook 2013.

I mainly like the Metro app for the live tile :)

Also, it's not useless. It does the job for a tablet email client, but it does need some more features (flags/categories etc)

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You can't search by author in the app... Windows Live Mail works fine for me.

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Main app here too. For how much I email, I don't need the wiz-bang features of more powerful corporate e-mailing programs.

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LDAP, for when you know someone's name in your org/company, but not their e-mail address.
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It has this...

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[quote name='siah1214' timestamp='1358309005' post='595457116']
It has this...
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How do I set it up?

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[quote name='Relativity_17' timestamp='1358348626' post='595457830']
How do I set it up?
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Unless I'm thinking of something different, it set up automatically as soon as I joined my exchange account. I can type in a name, click "Search <organization>", and it will find all the people with that name. I didn't have to do anything special to make it work.

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I haven't used it as my main email client since I went back to 7, but I ended up having to install WLMail because it couldn't handle conversations more than 4-5 replies long without freezing and crashing and needing a new conversation to be started every few replies

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Once you get familiar with it, it's OK for a free app. It's actually quite nice on the Surface. If you can, I haven't figured out how to flat emails, that sucks.

It is limited, but useless, far from it. Not nearly as nice as the web based Outlook.com but it'll do. On the Surface it's good. On the desktop, I'd use outlook.com.

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[quote name='siah1214' timestamp='1358374632' post='595458922']
Unless I'm thinking of something different, it set up automatically as soon as I joined my exchange account. I can type in a name, click "Search <organization>", and it will find all the people with that name. I didn't have to do anything special to make it work.
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No exchange account.

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1358307596' post='595457096']
Main app here too. For how much I email, I don't need the wiz-bang features of more powerful corporate e-mailing programs.
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Like being able to empty your Deleted Items? :laugh:

I'll be much less frustrated when it catches up with the consumer feature set of Live Mail, the website, or even some of the doodads from WP7.

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Maybe when it reaches feature-parity with Outlook Express... :rolleyes:

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