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    Metro Mail = Fail!

    Well, W8 RTM and Metro Mail still sucks. Every third click or so it crashes out to start screen, delete sometimes works, move does not (IMAP). There are even layout issues where the selected mail items selection bar extends beyond the scrollbar - under it - and a pixel into the preview pain.

    Who was in charge of this, the whole slate/tablet point now is for the basics - people as well as interactions - and email is one of those things. Why is it sooo bad.

    Lots of the UI is copied right of the WP7 client which works great (apart from self signed certs) could they not have fallen back on that working code.

    Grrrrr.

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    At first I really liked it, the way it looks, the minimalistic design. But when it came to sending an email with more than text that's it. You don't seem to be able to insert inline images or tables or any kind of formatting other than bold, italic, etc.

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    Funny moment last night replying to a group email (for football)

    You get the usual...

    Sent from my iPhone

    Sent from my HTC


    and then my reply from my Windows 8 laptop...

    Sent from Windows Mail

    Actually had a email back commenting on it

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    I noticed when you delete something from a Gmail account using it, it doesn't actually delete it - but almost like archives it. Very irritating.

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    Also annoying that there doesn't seem to be anyway to edit the pane sizes. It would be nice if the main email body pane had word wrap to avoid having to scroll across to read an email.

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    I have noticed a lot of the stock apps keep updating regularly at the moment, so hopefully Microsoft's devs will fix some of the issues with the mail app.

    Having said that, I am not _too_ fussed if they don't - I am happy to carry on just using a web browser or install Outlook as I have done for the past decade or so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by InterwebsGuy View Post
    I have noticed a lot of the stock apps keep updating regularly at the moment, so hopefully Microsoft's devs will fix some of the issues with the mail app.

    Having said that, I am not _too_ fussed if they don't - I am happy to carry on just using a web browser or install Outlook as I have done for the past decade or so!
    Yea but that drops you out of Metro and/or pushes you out to full always on web dependence. I'd prefer they fixed it so that it works under RT as well. You're right about the updates, there are plenty at the moment so hopefully some of the showstoppers are fixed by release to consumers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Yea but that drops you out of Metro and/or pushes you out to full always on web dependence. I'd prefer they fixed it so that it works under RT as well. You're right about the updates, there are plenty at the moment so hopefully some of the showstoppers are fixed by release to consumers.
    At the moment, the way I am using Windows 8 that works well enough for me. However, I guess if I bought one of those lovely looking Surface Tablets, I guess I'd probably want it to work well, just like my iPad and iPhone do now, so you are right in it needs fixing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InterwebsGuy View Post
    I noticed when you delete something from a Gmail account using it, it doesn't actually delete it - but almost like archives it. Very irritating.
    Thats a gmail setting for imap access. You should be able to set that in gmail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InterwebsGuy View Post
    I have noticed a lot of the stock apps keep updating regularly at the moment, so hopefully Microsoft's devs will fix some of the issues with the mail app.

    Having said that, I am not _too_ fussed if they don't - I am happy to carry on just using a web browser or install Outlook as I have done for the past decade or so!
    They pretty much just need to take the Outlook.com interface and turn it into a local app, despite having to build it in a browser it looks better than the UI on the Metro app

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Thats a gmail setting for imap access. You should be able to set that in gmail.
    I am aware of that setting, it is set but it still doesn't seem to work as desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    They pretty much just need to take the Outlook.com interface and turn it into a local app, despite having to build it in a browser it looks better than the UI on the Metro app
    I agree.

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    Just found another potential annoying 'feature'. When attaching files I often copy the file path from explorer to paste into the attach dialog box. There doesn't seem to be one for local files. I had to use network and change C:\ to \\localhost.

    Or did I miss where the option is? A lot of things are hidden with swipes and right clicks.

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    I can't get the mail app to work with anything other than, exchange server and Hotmail/outlook.com. I keep trying Gmail and it never works. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstech View Post
    I can't get the mail app to work with anything other than, exchange server and Hotmail/outlook.com. I keep trying Gmail and it never works. Has anyone else had this problem?
    mines fine with gmail/office365/hotmail even coppies accounts to other pcs just not passwords



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