Mail App question

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  1. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    Hi...

    I have a quick question:

    Can I remove the Mail and Calendar app from my Win 8 desktop machine? Can I also remove it from the Surface RT?

    If I can do so, I would replace it with Outlook 2013 on both machines.

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, yes. Quick answer. :D
     
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    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    Excellent answer! Thanks!
     
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    keep in mind the people app will go also and you obviously lose the live tile function. but when i use my wifes RT which has been alot more now that it has outlook i use outlook for all of these functions.
     
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    If Outlook 2013 has new mail notification - like what I remember from Outlook 2007, which is the last edition that I used - then I will be OK. I am not particularly enamoured by the Live Tile stuff of the Mail app. Also, I think the extended functionality and stability of Outlook would more than compensate for whatever the Mail app can offer, don't you agree?

    Re: The People App: Won't Outlook 2013 have its own contacts database which will be connected to the contacts in the Outlook.com setup?
     
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    It does support Toast Notifications and can hook up with social media.
     
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    Re: Toast Notifications: Well then, that pretty much takes care of the issue. If I want on-the-fly updates, my phone can always take care of that!
     
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    Yep, Yep and Yep as Arn said.....I use outlook for all -- I only wish that outlook on RT would be able to use addins--than RT would fly off the shelves. At I would buy another....or two.
     
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    But have any of you removed the Mail app from your machines? Or, have you just kept it dormant and unpinned from the Start screen?
     
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    When 8.1 is released there is a brand new Mail App that looks like a Modern Hybrid of Outlook 2013 and Outlook.com that has some really cool new features not found in either of the other products. You can see a demo in the Day One Keynote from www.digitalwpc.com .
     
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    Thanks! Trust you to make things more complicated!!! :big smile:

    Prior to this I had not really understood the extent of the changes/ refinements that 8.1 is going to bring to the table!!! I am so looking forward to this. In fact, I am tempted to go and download the preview, but I think I will wait for the formal release.

    I loved the idea of the Search, the Skydrive integration and now having moved onto a Windows Phone, the tie-in with that. And, multi-tasking in the Modern UI space!!!! This is one thing that I was really missing!!!

    With specific reference to the Mail app, I liked what they have done, but I will have to use it for a few days to see how it feels. And, it seems a waste to not use Outlook 2013 - on my desktop (came with my Office 365 subscription) and soon-to-be-available on the RT. I am trying to work out some way (or metric or analytic) that will help me to decide which one to use.
     
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    I honestly use both, I like the notifications on the lock screen and the live tile, I only download a couple of days worth of mail though in the Mail App. I use it as my lite client in the evenings....
     

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