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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 17:58

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?


#2 BeerFan

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 19:03

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

#3 Guth

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 20:52

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

#4 ThreadAbort

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 21:04

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.

#5 PGHammer

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 21:15

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


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.)

#6 zhangm

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 21:32

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.


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.

#7 Deviate_X

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:02

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?


It simple clean and to the point, if you want more capability then there are many many many alternatives

#8 johnporter29

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:05

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

#9 +DConnell

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:13

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.

#10 +kpo6969

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:09

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.

#11 StrikedOut

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 16:50

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

#12 zhangm

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 17:13

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

Might need to activate IMAP access in Gmail settings.

#13 StrikedOut

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:37

Might need to activate IMAP access in Gmail settings.

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

#14 articuno1au

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:41

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)

#15 Evolution

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:31

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