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Windows Live Hotmail
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
I clicked the SEND button, but I cannot start to write my message. Please advise.
I use Windows Live Hot mail and the new version is much slower than the previous version. They have eliminated the "Check for New Messages" button. When clicking on reply or New there is a delay of between 5 and ten seconds before I can begin typing the to name or my reply. I liked the older version better and I may be forced to use Office Outlook or Windows Mail in its place.
I too, dislike the new mail system. Before, I merrily hit "forward" and began to fill the line with my "shortcut" nicknames. Now, everytime you enter something in the box, a window opens up below, giving a selection of all addresses containing those letters, and you have to make a selection. Needless to say, it has made a pleasant experience into tedium.
The inbox/junks etc on the RHS of the screen disappear (actually, kind of merge on top of each other) when using IE, but are OK when using firefox.. I did all flash, java etc updates but still no go with IE. You'd think the one browser that 'Hotmail' would work with would be IE!
It's just a guess, Agus (since I don't use HotMail), but judging from the pictures I think you probably need to click "New" (as in, "start a new message") and then compose your E-Mail there. Try that and see what happens to you. Mail clients differ, even from version to version. [Shrug.]
I looked and looked but cannot find the Reply or Forward buttons. Hotmail FAQ does not have an applicable response.
I must apologize. A few minutes ago I sent an email saying that I could not find a Reply or Forward button. Well, these buttons appear when one opens an email to read the message. I used these buttons on the old Hotmail but never gave them much attention until reading the question on forwarding Hotmail email in your informative newsletter.
I had to chuckle when I saw the question about where the Reply/forward button because I too missed that at first and spent quite a bit of time looking. Glad I wasn't the only one tricked! LOL.
Microsoft bogging down useful software with useless clutter, once again.
I found the newer version of hotmail to be faster whether opening, composing and sending email. Deleting emails seems twice as fast as before.
I also like the new free skydrive feature with 5GB of free storeage space.
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