I liked the old hotmail from the late nineties better.
Hotmail keeps getting more non-user friendly with each update. There's no need for Focused and Other folders. The constant pop-ups to announce new mail is annoying. I've also had mail to inadvertently disappear into the Deleted folder while I'm trying to read it. I used to get emails to announce appointments from the Calendar. Now I just get a temporary pop-up that I often miss. Also, I cannot delete old contacts that I no longer wish to have. Please let me have the version from the late nineties when Hotmail was use-friendly.
First off, I just want to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time and providing feedback on the new Outlook.com experience. I totally appreciate that updates can often be frustrating when things change. I also want to thank everyone that has provided feedback over the course of the Beta to ensure that we address feedback.
With that being said, I do want to offer some types/advice on some options that you can select to get a view that is more in line with the old experience. This includes turning off the Colored bubbles :)
First click on the Gear in the top right hand corner. This will load the Quick Settings Pane. This pane includes all of the key features that are likely different between the old experience and the new experience.
To get a view that is similar to the old view I would turn off the following: Conversation View, Reading Pane (set to Hide), Sender Image (these are the colored initial circles), Group by Date (these are the date headers in the message list), and finally Attachment Preview.
Once these are off, the view should look VERY similar to the old experience.
Again please keep the feedback coming, the entire team is reviewing every submission and we are working on bringing additional improvements.
Some of these include, Density settings (this will help those that want a more compact view), updated spam/junk settings, Chat improvements, and much much more.
Thanks again for using Outlook.com!
Love me some original Hotmail... why change it? Please leave it alone.
Totally agree......simple easy to read and use is best. We live rurally and get very slow internet.
Think of us as disabled and make allowances !!!!!!
gabriela iglesias commented
vuelva a la anterior esta no es buena
Do not like the new version. Takes up to much room on the left side of my screen. Go back to the old way.
Go back to the one before this. Takes up to much room on the left side of my screen.
I'm a broadband user in a major city, and Inbox and messages load slower now than over a 14.4K baud modem in 1997. It's not even because of the ads, it's the interface itself, which is *completely* unnecessary to me.
Can you please at least *propose* having a 'light' version (ala OWA Light - but not that clunky thing) that does away with all the mess? Have a one-click switch like the Beta button now.
i agree, the more you up date, the more it a pain ********** bring back the ninetys
Also a rural customer. The more you build in the harder AND SLOWER to use. Furthermore offering emojis, etc while I am typing gets in the way. Hate all the extras you are pushing on us. Just reminds me that you are actually spying on us with every keystroke we touch. Maybe some people need the reminder.
dfasdfasdf gfdsadfasd commented
While your there...I hate having to use my full email XXXX@hotmali.com to log in.
If I specifically go to Hotmail.com, I shouldn't have to tell you which email I am using.
Oh!, the 90's
Annemieke de Wit commented
100% agree as well
Frank Chang commented
just got used to the old one
I quite agree, cannot see the point of having different in boxes.
Also, now keeps losing the internet connection mid stream.
I tried the Beta but now stuffed with it as i cannot go back and cancel as buttons dont work.
I agree with both of you - I live in a remote rural area - internet very slow the last thing I need is pop-ups and slow to load gizmos. Simple, monochromatic presentation, with a logical design built around FUNCTION is the best way to go or at least give us the option
Phil Brown commented
Totally agree. It was a great email system. Could be used through out the world with out having to be reverified in each country!
I fully agree. Actually, the version I liked the most was the original hotmail one. Emails in separate lines and a good search engine. This is all I need. The simpler, the better. Gmail has spoiled the world of e-mails!