Monday, December 3, 2012

Windows 8 Email App

More thoughts on Windows 8:  It seems to perform much faster than its predecessor, so that's great.  Some of the applications are just weird.  I've already written about the new Windows 8 Skype application (see my previous post).  This time, it's the email application.  At first, it seems pretty cool.  It's got a really clean layout and it allows you to aggregate multiple email services in a single interface.  I really like that, but then the oddities start.  There's no way to mark a message as spam and there doesn't appear to be a way to add an email signature.  Seriously!  I hope it's just that I haven't found the way to do it yet, but if that's the case, they've hidden it really well.  The more I work with it, the more it seems that Windows 8 is simply a high performance version of Windows 7 minus the familiar start menu and including a start screen of dubious value (at least on a traditional laptop).  More later as the saga continues.

UPDATE:  I found where you can add a signature.  It's under settings (Win+C), then Accounts.  It's still pretty lame because it doesn't appear to support formatting or links such as a link to a blog.  I still haven't found a way to mark messages as spam.

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