E-Mail App - FAIL

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Apps' started by stlbud, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. stlbud

    stlbud Member

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    I give up. I'm no longer using the default e-mail app. This thing is so terrible I hope the people responsible are standing on a street corner with tin cups! Along with confusing and confounding settings, constant failures to synchronize with my ISP, and wonky user controls (anyone remember drag and drop?!?). Now I find there is no way to "empty" the junk mail folder. You have to manually delete each - individual - e-mail - message - one - at - a - time. GIVE ME A BREAK! Seriously!?!?!

    E-mail is an important part of today's communications. It ranks as high or maybe even higher in importance as a telephone call. To foist this stinking pile of @#*#! on the Microsoft faithful is abominable.

    The e-mail app for Windows Phone is nearly a work of art. For Windows 8 ... ?!? AAAaaag!

    There are rumors of a version of Outlook for Windows RT. I'd be happy with that or the freely downloadable Windows Mail program ported to Windows RT.
     
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    You can delete all by pressing CTRL "A" which selects all of the mail with in the folder, then hit the delete button....
     
  3. kristalsoldier

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    Agreed! I can add - Editing is limited to "Copy and Paste", why not "Cut"? Whoever designed (in the context of this app "design" is word that is a misnomer) this app should be sent back to first grade or to kindergarten. Simply unusable.
     
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    Thanks for that. Nevertheless, the app is horrible! And for these things, I should not have to resort to using keyboard shortcuts.
     
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    I agree, there is room for MUCH improvement. It works for me as is but I've been considering using outlook.com.
     
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    You mean the web interface? I like that...much better than Gmail, I think!
     
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    That's the one!
     
  8. Peace

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    I don't like the stock email either.
     
  9. kristalsoldier

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    Yeah.. I agree, but its really a pain to log into webmails every time. I hate it whenever I have to do this for Gmail, which is why I installed the Gmail Touch app though I am still not very comfortable with it and to all intents and purposes, the app only an interface to the Gmail site.
     
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    I can't see Microsoft releasing RT OS v2 without a better mail app.
     
  11. ximoosea

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    Be careful with outlook.com. I had high hopes for it as I wanted to migrate away from Gmail. However, like many others I found out the hard way that outlook.com has many problems. First, it will only "reliably" accept about 1500 contacts, the rest of which will not sync. This is not a problem for me since I do not have that many but for many it is. For me the biggest issues are that outlook.com has a character limit in the contact's notes field of about 1250 characters so many of my Gmail notes get truncated. Also there is problems if you create a contact in Outlook 2013 that when it syncs to outlook.com the notes field is filled with HTML garbage even if there was nothing in the original notes field.

    I realize all of these problems are with the contacts (now called People), and that you are referring to switching to email, but an email program is no good without a good contact list.

     
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    Well, I don't know what MS will do, but I think they will have to update their Mail app and that update has to be a significant one.
     

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