[Spambayes] Windows Mail - Vista

Jesse Pelton jsp at PKC.com
Thu Jan 3 14:26:29 CET 2008

Can you cite sources to the contrary? I think I indicated that I was
relying on wikipedia. It's not infallible, but in this case I think
Windows Live Mail (WLM) program manager's blog
<http://morethanmail.spaces.live.com/> ) supports its information. Among
other things, the PM says that "we needed to rationalize the different
investments we had in the email space" and that "the future of consumer
client email per Microsoft [is] Windows Live Mail." There's also a table
in an early post that lists "Features in Each Release," with columns for
"Windows XP OE6," "Vista Windows Mail," and "Windows Live Mail Desktop."
That seems to indicate that Microsoft thinks of WLM as a successor.
Then there's the installer's behavior.
states that when WLM is installed, Windows Mail and OE shortcuts are
replaced with shortcuts to WLM. If that doesn't indicate an intent to
have WLM succeed Windows Mail, I'm not sure what would.
In any case, I don't think there's any reason that one product cannot be
the successor to another. (In fact, while one release of a given product
can succeed an earlier release, it seems nonsensical to say that a
product succeeds itself.) For instance, Windows XP is a completely
different animal than Windows ME, but Microsoft successfully positioned
XP as the successor to ME.
Copying the list for posterity. Please reply to all.

From: Joel Rosenthal [mailto:rojo.editor at verizon.net] 
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 4:40 PM
To: Jesse Pelton
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Windows Mail - Vista

Windows Live Mail is NOT the successor to Windows Mail. They are two
separate products.




Furthermore, Windows Mail has already been succeeded by Windows Live
Mail, which is claimed to have a superset of the features in Windows
Mail. See http://get.live.com/.



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