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    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 5:36 PM
  • The Bottom Line
    Windows Live Mail is a comfortable email program that lets you access IMAP, POP and Windows Live Hotmail accounts with verve and ambition to connect with Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Calendar, your blog and RSS news feeds, too. Windows Live Mail offers solid spam filters, fast search and a few ready-made search folders, but it could do better helping you organize and manage mail.
    • Windows Live Mail comes with reasonably effective spam filtering and fast message search.
    • You can access Windows Live Hotmail accounts seamlessly with Windows Live Mail.
    • Windows Live Mail integrates a calendar, instant messaging and RSS news feeds.
    • Windows Live Mail does not offer custom smart folders.
    • You cannot organize your mail using labels or reply with templates.
    • Windows Live Mail offers little integration between email and calendar.
    • Windows Live Mail lets you manage POP, IMAP and Windows Live Hotmail accounts as well as RSS news feeds.
    • Search folders aggregate certain messages from different accounts and sources in one place.
    • Fast search makes it a snap to find emails (within accounts) in Windows Live Mail.
    • Spam and phishing filters send or block unwanted or dangerous content.
    • Windows Live Mail uses your Windows Live Hotmail and Messenger address book.
    • You can send rich photo emails to share images; Windows Live Mail uses SkyDrive for storage automatically.
    • Windows Live Mail blocks remote content by default, and you can choose to read all mail as plain text.
    • Simple rules can sort incoming mail or forward it, for example. You can flag messages for later.
    • Integration with Windows Live Calendar lets you turn emails into appointments easily.
    • Windows Live Mail supports Windows Vista/7.
    Saturday, October 16, 2010 5:12 PM