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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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16. Windows 8.1 Internet Communications

Working with Email

If software programs can have inferiority complexes, the Mail app that shipped with Windows 8 would be a prime candidate. After all, despite its prominence on the Windows 8 Start screen, Mail might have been the most underwhelming email client ever created. You could literally use the fingers of one hand to count the tasks you could perform with the original version of Mail: send new messages, read incoming messages, reply to a message, forward a message, and move a message to a different folder. Yes, that’s the complete list. What about the Windows 8.1 version of Mail? It’s an improvement, to be sure, although that’s faint praise considering what it had to improve upon. Windows 8.1 ...

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