Re: Hotmail veteran
For once Eadons microsoft bashing makes sense
I've been a longtime hotmail user, signed up for my first email on hotmail back in 1999 i believe. Since then I haven't really left hotmail, I've tried a few others, but always settled on going back to hotmail because I liked the no thrills standard "does what you want" interface.
And then they made outlook.com
Dear god in heaven WHY, first time using it, it felt like my eyes were being burned out of their sockets, so freakin' bright it was like it had been designed by a smurf. And actually using it was even worse. Yesterday was the first time since the new interface I've had to send an email... I regretted it instantly, recipient in one place, subject in another, the body of text somewhere else. why couldn't they just keep it in a simple list format, recipient, subject message, it's simple, looks right and is easy to follow. When you send a letter you don't chop off 1/5th of the page to put their name on the side, put a subject in a giant heading at the very top of the page and then the body of text normal size. It just looks stupid.
I cannot log into hotmail from my android phone anymore, not from chrome, nore the inbuilt browser, keeps telling me my password is wrong.
Rather than just updating the existing htomail app, they just change it so it redirects you to download the outlook app.
Literally the only thing keeping me on hotmail is the hassle of changing all my accounts to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' (yes I am using literally in the correct form)
But even that is wearing thin now. I plan to start gradually making the switch over the weekend, moving over as many accounts as I can, and forwarding the accounts I can't.
I mean really, what the hell were they thinking?
"Hmm, 8 isn't doing so well, and a lot of people hate the UI, team what should we do?"
"Well, a lot of users use hotmail, maybe we should force a TIFKAM interface there, if they can't escape it they're sure to fall in love eventually"
"My names steve"
"Not anymore it isn't. From now on you're geoff, and we'll keep on calling you that until you like it, because that's the microsoft way"