Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Finally, a Worthy Heir to Outlook Express | The Mossberg Solution | Katherine Boehret | AllThingsD

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If you didn’t know any better, you might think Microsoft Corp. was trying to confuse you into using the wrong email program — or wanted to scare you away from email altogether. Throughout roughly the past year, the company has introduced two would-be successors to its well-liked Outlook Express email program. One attempt, now discontinued, featured annoying advertisements that couldn’t be hidden; the other comes loaded on PCs with the new Windows Vista operating system but amazingly doesn’t work with Microsoft’s own Hotmail.

Now, Microsoft is hoping to clear up the confusion and simplify lives with a third release to replace Outlook Express: Windows Live Mail. And judging by an early version of the program, the third time could be the charm.

Finally, a Worthy Heir to Outlook Express | The Mossberg Solution | Katherine Boehret | AllThingsD

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