Monday, 3 January 2011
Windows Live Mail Provides "Newsgroups"
We really like like the Windows Live Mail client for Windows 7. The ability to hold multiple email accounts makes it a very useful tool, and the new feature of grouping emails by discussions meets the promise of Wave without all the failure of Wave stuff.
But near the bottom we saw something out of 1994: Newsgroups. Nostalgia led us to click and see what it did.
But the walk down memory lane was short lived. None of the Microsoft Newsgroups loaded up. Not sure if a newsgroup has any value at all in the age of twitter and Facebook. Which leads to the main question: why does Windows Live mail not just let import my streams from twitter or my emails from Facebook? Now that would be cool.