Windows Live Mail M9 (beta)

Windows Live Mail moves to M9 Beta..

What’s new in this release? It faster then before.. a lot faster :)

Next, comes news from Ben that “classic mode” which came about in direct response to feedback, and first appeared in M5, will now be the default transition mode for those that transfer over from Hotmail. Apparently the Windows Live Mail interface with the reading pane takes some getting used to, and “classic” is like Hotmail, but with more features, a cleaner look, and more speed. Ben says that WL Mail classic is faster than Hotmail, and in just playing around with it now it seems very fast indeed.

If you’re using Windows Live Mail and don’t see any difference (the new build is 11.09.0000.0119), then you should be seeing it within a week or so, because of the migration from M8 to M9.

When will this beta run out of “M”s and be released to the world, bringing with it addresses and a transition from Hotmail for the 200 million users worldwide? Truthfully we were expecting it already, but some final tweaking on the Classic mode seemed to be in order to get ready for the big switch. Shouldn’t be long now, and it will be very interesting to see how all those Hotmail users react to the Windows Live brand.

Links:, wl mail blog, features.

Screenshots soon, i’m in a hurry right now :)

edit: i thought it was strange, i had the classic view in firefox 3 since it doesn’t recognize it, it says:

This is the classic version of Windows Live Mail
For the full version, try Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher (or Firefox 1.5).

So, using IE 7 i get: (lol)

Have a fast connection and want more features?
Try the full version to see message previews in your inbox. (It’s free, too.)

Ok now, screenshots :D

Ok, no screenshots since it has the same look as before, but it’s quicker ;)


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