Thursday, September 18, 2008

Not so Hotmail

For a wee while now I've been growing slightly disillusioned with Hotmail, or Windows Live Mail as it's now called. Nothing specific, just small niggles. This morning, however, is a huge case in point. I received an email from the Windows Live Hotmail Team with a subject header 'Coming soon - faster, better Hotmail.' The ironic thing is that the email won't open! I've tried refreshing the inbox, I've tried clicking on the email in various ways and fashions, and all to no avail. The email just won't reveal it's secrets of a better Hotmail to come. Hotmail? Maybe just lukewarmmail. And that doesn't have the same ring to it.

If only Googlemail would allow you to set up folders for emails rather than keeping everything in the inbox with labels...


  1. GArrrrryy! Gmail is the best thing since the new facebook design (im joking! about the fb part!)

    labels are used as folders (bottom left, below chat area) it just feels different. PLUS if you use a desktop client for your mail (with IMAP download method) you can set up folders and it sticks that way.

    the key to the system is that as opposed to any other form of email its actually fast to search too.

  2. you could simply remove the email from your inbox and have a label as the folder

    Works exactly the same as a folder!