Microsoft Email Disadvantages

    In this topic, I will describe the shortcomings that "protect" me from using Microsoft's online email solutions. Some of these shortcomings have been around for many years, and those related to the Outlook Live Beta (Outlook Web App Beta) have appeared recently.

    Currently, I have two email accounts: the first is in the @ zone (public free), the second is in the organization zone where I work (Live @ edu, Outlook Live).

    1. The inability to forward from these addresses to arbitrary email addresses (this restriction has recently been lifted! Hurray!)
    All redirection and collection of mail is possible only within the Microsoft mail zone (@ and Live @ services). As a user, such a restriction annoys me, I want to decide for myself what and how to process e-mail. Where I feel more comfortable, where I'm used to. Why Google,, Yandex do not limit me in this?

    2. Lack of a java client for a mobile phone.
    If I had a smartphone with Windows Mobile, this would not be a problem for me. Again, Google,, Yandex have convenient java applications for viewing and sending mail.

    3. Associated Windows Live IDs do not work as expected
    I can’t quickly switch between my two accounts. Moreover, if I logged in with the Live @ edu identifier, I can’t even access the website - they immediately redirect me to In order to log in to, you need to log out and log in with @ identifier.

    4. Defects in the interface of Outlook Live
    I understand that Beta but still. Even when you delete all letters from the inbox (and from the trash) in the message display area, the last message you read continues to hang! Despite the fact that I deleted all the letters.

    I hope that in the near future these shortcomings will be eliminated.
    Well, users, as usual, "vote with their feet."

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