WL Mail – Credit where credit is due
In my various travels around the web it seems as though Windows Live Wave 3 has been generally well received although one product that I have seen come in for some rather negative criticism has been Windows Live Mail; one of the chief complaints being that bugs haven’t been fixed.
I have to be honest and say I don’t know of any bugs from the previous version that still exist in the wave 3 version (which isn’t to say that there aren’t any) but I do know of one bug that used to really annoy me but has seemingly been fixed in the latest version. The bug in question was when one sends an email from WL Mail and then move the mail from his/her Sent Items folder, syncing the offline mail store with Hotmail in the cloud would cause the sent email to reappear in Sent Items. In other words, a particular edge case in the syncing procedure wasn’t getting handled correctly.
Happily I haven’t seen this re-occur since I’ve been using WL Mail from wave 3 so I presume that the bug has been fixed. I wanted to point this out because its very easy to slag a product team off when one does not get what one wants but rarely do product teams get praised when one DOES get what one wants; that’s the stuff that goes unnoticed. When stuff works you take it for granted; and because I build IT systems myself in my day job I know how easily bugs can occur. Perhaps I should remember that next time I’m going off on a tirade (though I probably won’t).
That is all.