Windows® Live Mail and Its Features
Features and benefits of Windows Live mailing application
Windows Live Mail is an e-mail program and it lets you to access POP, IMAP and Windows Live Hotmail accounts as well as RSS news feeds. It also helps you to connect with Windows Live messenger, Windows Live calendar. Its main feature is to organize and manage mails. In addition to that it filters viruses. It offers fast search and block unwanted and dangerous contents. Windows Live Mail supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Windows Live Mail is the successor of Windows mail and it replaced Microsoft Outlook Express. Instead of a single database file, the mail messages are now stored in individual files. Another important feature of Windows Live mail is photo email, with which you can send high resolution photographs over email. Windows Live mail offers better security and it includes more features than Microsoft Outlook Express.
Windows Live Mail differs from Microsoft Outlook Express in various aspects. Some of them are:
- Photo e-mail
- Not allow users to switch identities
- Enhanced security
Windows Live mail possesses an additional feature called photo e-mail than that of Microsoft Outlook Express. With this facility you can send high resolution images over email. Normally, when you send large sized photographs, the recipient won’t be able to download it because of the large size. By using this photo email, you can send the images as thumbnails and the recipient can choose to view the large version. It also includes the basic photo editing feature.
Not allow users to switch identities
Like Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Live mail doesn’t allow users to switch identities. With one instance of program it doesn’t manage multiple identities. For an additional user or identity, a new user account has to be created. Since it supports HTTP clients, it is more suitable for mail clients. Windows Live mail doesn’t include WebDAV application. This means Windows Live mail doesn’t have integration with Windows Messenger as that of Microsoft Outlook Express.
Because of its high security feature, Windows Live mail is considered to be the best for Windows XP. The Microsoft Outlook Express is vulnerable to worms and viruses. Windows Live mail includes an automatic filtering mechanism. It filters all the incoming e-mails and sends the suspected mails to another folder named junk e-mail folder. This moving process is done automatically. Another option called safe sender list can be configured by you.
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