Rumor: Microsoft to Update Some First-Party Windows 8 Apps This Month

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lukejames

Can't wait to see more apps. Here are some few applications that can be enjoyed. http://www.appostrophic.com/

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RomRom

The only metro app I use is "Desktop". The rest suck.

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vrmlbasic

Maybe they'll update their Mail app so that it can actually check POP email accounts. Oversight on their part...and it's not the only one ;)

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jgottberg

I thought this omission from the built-in mail client was one of the single most irritating things to me. I did setup the mail client to retrieve IMAP email - trust me, you aren't missing... anything. The mail client is about as basic as it gets. Honestly, it sets mail clients back about 15 years or so.

My personal theory is it was intentional. They’d prefer you use Outlook or their cloud-based offering.

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vrmlbasic

As a stop-gap measure I have Outlook 2007 on that machine. It doesn't integrate well into Win8 & its interaction with the touch screen interface leaves a lot to be desired.

It's also massive overkill for the purpose of this Win8 machine, which is to get a tech-challenged person online without the mouse/keyboard hurdle by using the touch-oriented Metro setup w/touchscreen.

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jgottberg

When I first installed Win8, I just went ahead and installed all my core apps, which included Office 2010 so I didn't even have a chance to really check out the built-in mail client. It wasn't until a buddy of mine called me because he bought a new Win8 machine and said the mail client wouldn't retrieve POP3 email. I thought he was nuts so that's when I gave it a shot. It's pretty much garbage.

And agree... Outlook is a pretty powerful tool for casual emailing. lol

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Zanshi

I, for one, would at least like to be able to have more options to display my mail how I want to, and change the app's color. That said, Windows 8 has a long way to go. I turned on my product improvement experience switch SOLELY to to MS that people need to use the desktop, and miss it being the primary interface on non-touch devices. If I had to reimage my PC, I'd put 7 back on.

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FEAST

Who is still using pop3...honestly? I refuse to use even IMAP mail clients...exchange is where it's at. The W8 mail app is an incredible tool for getting exchange notifications on the desktop. That's all I use it for anyways. All my devices now get notifications, everything is in sync, and any time I need to do serious work in mail I use the online Gmail (where I can have 30 tabs open, with a killer, night friendly dark interface, and conversation style message reply grouping instead of silly nested replies. It sucks if your work forces you to use pop3, but honestly, you should just have that pop3 account forwarded to an exchange account anyways.

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Dexter243

Linux

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Shalbatana

hey, sounds good to me. All other arguments and discussions aside, I would love these things to work well and have all the features I want. I'd use them religiously....or until I find something it can't do.

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