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    Requiem - Outlook Express

    Just got an email from Mr Gates saying I can't use OE to access my hotmail account after June and I'll have to upgrade to Windows Live something or other :sob:

    I suppose, Windows 98SE will be replaced soon as well?

    regards

    Simon

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    Doesn't surprise me, although i thought they had done that long ago.

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    You sure its not a new version of the regular hoax saying Hotmail will be closed down next week due to you not having a premium account?

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    Its quite a technical email quoting things about OE having trouble downloading large inboxes and its only saying OE won't work with hotmail accounts after june 08 - so if its a joke its not a very good one
    regards
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    Why on earth anyone would actually choose to use Outbreak Distress is beyond me (sorry Simon!)

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    I operate on the "if its not broke - don't fix it".

    Its been my trusted email client since before you were born (well maybe not that long )

    Mind u - that new Windows Live thingy looks about the same so I should be OK

    regards

    Simon

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    I use Outlook Express as my news reader and I have never found anything better - including XNews etc.

    Vista tries to update you to Windows Live Desktop Mail thingy, but even though it's better for email, for news-reading it's crap. Once you install it though, OE is gone forever and you need a clean install to get it back :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit View Post
    I use Outlook Express as my news reader and I have never found anything better - including XNews etc.

    Vista tries to update you to Windows Live Desktop Mail thingy, but even though it's better for email, for news-reading it's crap. Once you install it though, OE is gone forever and you need a clean install to get it back :-(
    Usenet? People still use that?

    /me runs

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    Only for pirating software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Just got an email from Mr Gates saying I can't use OE to access my hotmail account after June and I'll have to upgrade to Windows Live something or other :sob:

    I suppose, Windows 98SE will be replaced soon as well?

    regards

    Simon
    One day Simon I hope to drag you kicking and screaming into the 21st century!
    Oh, and those small things with the music on? They're called MP3 players.

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    oh - it must be my cousin who's trying to integrate the latest Linux laptops with W2k3 servers then :P

    Si

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    I've been using Windows Live Email thingy-me-bob for a while now for my hotmail account. Havent had any issues with it and i used to use Outlook Express. The only thing that may annoy you is how it ignores your computers theme and does its own 'fancy' vistary/windows live look...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    One day Simon I hope to drag you kicking and screaming into the 21st century!
    Oh, and those small things with the music on? They're called MP3 players.
    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    oh - it must be my cousin who's trying to integrate the latest Linux laptops with W2k3 servers then :P

    Si
    Are you two related by any chance?

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    Same LEA (Lancs), there's some fun conversations at the network managers meetings involving these two (mind you, I'm just as guilty!)

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