I've been using Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook-online some, and it's pretty good. One downside is that you can't "pop out" a window like when you create a new e-mail (like you can in Outlook client and gmail).
Anyway, I then set up Outlook client (Office 2010) on my PC, and sync'd up to Personal Hotmail-Live.com\. This seems to be working.
A couple of questions
- should I expect full sync between Outlook client and Outlook online ? Does this include e-mail rules set up on either Outlook client or Outlook online ?
- I've tried Outlook online before and gave it a good try, but not being able to "pop-out" a window was a fatal flaw to me. That's what Outlook client does, and gmail can do this, but as far as I can tell, you can't do it in Outlook online.
thanks. I did download the Hotmail Connector. The set up of my account failed a couple of times and then it finally when through when I manually configured it, but it was pretty simple. I did some basic checking on the sync'ing and it seemed ok.
that's a little rough about the rules, it would be nice for them to sync. Without that, you're maintaining two systems always.
curious as to your perspective - in Outlook online, you can't "pop out" a window on a new e-mail, that is definitely a showstopper to me, I'm always going back to the main e-mail folder to search, etc. It seems like a normal user experience but not so in Outlook online.
But overall, it's good to have the Outlook client option. At Home, I'm always on the desktop, but at work I would have to use the Outlook online.