Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the virtual zone, Microsoft gets rid of Outlook Express and replaces it with a monstrous agent. One that takes care of all your virtual activities -- even blogging. I forgot that I had a blog on Live Spaces or whatever the heck it's call but MS reminded me and even gave me some software to update it.
Will I continue to update it? That's always the question because I can't depend on MS to remind me -- or maybe I can. I haven't found the function yet. But what I did find with Live Mail is:
A new email client - one that allows Mail Rules and also lets me receive from my GMail account.
This blogging software - which, depending on how this goes, will let me easily update my blog.
A photo thingy - which I have very little use for but is probably functional.
A new version of messenger - I never use messenger anyway so who cares.
If you wanted to download Live Mail and reap the "benefits" as I am right now. Just look for the link in the email that Microsoft sent me. I have it right here:
Dear Microsoft Outlook Express customer,
You may have received an e-mail from us letting you know
that Microsoft is planning to retire the DAV protocol that
Outlook Express uses to access Windows Live Hotmail. In
response to customer feedback requesting more time to evaluate
alternative solutions, we have decided to postpone retiring
DAV and we are investigating other alternatives for accessing
Windows Live Hotmail via Outlook Express. This means that if
you use Outlook Express to access your Windows Live Hotmail
account, you will continue to be able to do so beyond the
previously announced June 30 transition deadline. We will be
sure to update you once we have additional plans to share and
early enough in advance to help ensure a smooth transition in
Additionally, Outlook Express customers that use Windows Vista
or Windows XP are always welcome to download and use our next
generation free email client, Windows Live Mail, providing the
familiarity of Outlook Express and much more. You can download
the new client at http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview.
We appreciate your feedback, and encourage you to continue to
Windows Live Mail Team