217 responses to “10 Reasons why the new Outlook design SUCKS!

  1. I am not going to attempt to make a 5HITTY html platform look better because the look is not my concern. I want the functionality of the Mobile platform, but when I select basic I’m reverted back to html5HIT

  2. Very well put. Several more you could add like: They hid the print and mark as unread. (buttons we use) and replaced them with their cute new buttons. …The mobile link to email used to go directly to a Big Sign in and password line. Now it has the guy on his laptop on the left and sign in on the right. just like the photo above. Imagine that picture on a 3″ x5″ screen…. Hitting the back button after reading an email highlights the message and you cant tell if it was read because of the bright highlight. ( I know, all you have to do is click inbox again, but thats an extra step, Outlook is faster and has no extra steps)… The “forward button isntright there anymore. …Finding ‘contacts’ (oh wait) ‘people’ is as easy as going to a forum to find out where it is. .. While we are on that, be careful when typing the name in the “to” box. I accidently elbowed the mouse and clicked a name on the list that is under the “To:” line and sent a message to another email.
    Stevie, yeah we are just whiners. But we were comfortable with the productivity of hotmail. Items 1 & 2, you never used hotmail. (or you work for msn) 3. none are as good as hotmail. 4& 5. I too pay so I dont see them, but since the majority of outlook users are on the free service, I for one sympathise with his issue…. 6. You almost made a good argument. But thats because you didn’t acknowledge the “x”. (and I’m not even going to get into having to use the keyboard) 7. A lot of people did use it. much like most of my issues. But I like your dismissive attitude. (much like msn) 8. You missed the point..9. Most people (99%) dont use the fruit icons. 10. He knows they change it, He has two different pics in his closing. If you read it, the first one was corny to him, but it was a great segway to his closing statement.

      • So disappointing……….always giving me grief…..and to think …..I was never ever informed whether I had a choice to change from hotmail…….they just did it!!! A REAL PAIN…..A REAL MESS!!!!

  3. the 12th reason is the background is sooooooooooooooooooo ugly! u cant even hav a design!!!!!!!! outlook sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This is the worst thing ever that Microsoft has inflicted on PC users. My God! OUTLOOK is HORRENDOUS! Sharon

  5. Yeah, innovation (if you call it that) simply for innovation’s sake is a losing proposition. When you have something that has weathered the test of time and you suddenly replace it with something as crappy and childish as outlook.com you are saying to your customers, we don’t care about you any longer. You can’t go back to the old interface (like yahoo offered) and the new interface is slow, hogs my CPU and browser and jumps all over the place making it a confusing mess. Oh ye, that transition effect when you send an email is cool, but I don’t need or want it. Even when they fix the bugs I won’t be staying around long enough to use it, email is email and should be quick, simple and effective – outlook.com is none of those. Microsoft loses the plot yet again, first with developer platforms, Metro, runtime environment, dropping .Net and now with it’s core email users. Dunno what to think, but I’m going to google, after dropping Yahoo recently and now Hotmail. Bye bye microsoft. You are a dinosaur in a modern age and I won’t be inconvenienced by you.

  6. I don’t think anyone should be taking design advice from someone who plastered their explanation with simpsons pictures. What are you, 12?

  7. I couldn’t be less impressed, or more pissed-off with the change to outlook. Ever since, I can’t get the frigging thing to run on IE-10 running on windows 7 professional. In fact, I’m using Opera to post this reply.

  8. usability is non existent. if you click on a message it may or may not load. I use my smartphone. and my browser of my smartphone is great for everything except this piece of junk. if I click on one message another comes up. You’re lucky if you can do anything beyond get your list of emails.

  9. I could not agree more, I’ve been using this garbage at work for 6 months and I’ve just about had it. Its so bloated with nonsense, usability is terrible, really a terrible step back from previous versions of outlook.

    • What a great way to create job security. when I started to change over to gmail it is much harder than i thought it would be. but i will continue to get it done. My question is why. And how did this antiquated program get pass? I really dont understand..

  10. I’ve switched to http://www.mail.com (not gmail) I don’t use the Premium version which you have to pay for. I use the free version and it’s amazing! I have a calendar organizer that opens in a different window from your internet browser, to which you can set task reminders and event reminders. You can also open up multiple tabs to look between emails. In your address book, you can add photos to your contacts and you can get email sent to your mail.com account from your “Hotmail” account till you have weened all your users to your new email. Also each contact has multiple tabs to edit (private, business, other) Also you can add different groups to your address book to place your contacts under. Oh almost forgot they even have a file storage you can save your files into separately. Oh yes, also there are different background images you can use to personalize your mail.com account (not a lot but better than outlook IMHO). And in the end, your email looks more professional. And also you can get iphone and android apps as well for it. User friendly and not bland looking like outlook has turned out to be. Only one downfall, an ad appears to the right of your emails (but still looks way better than outlook)

  11. And those horrible selection checkboxes: miss click one and all you clicked are unselected. Who designed this monstrosity?

  12. Problems loading images… (takes forever when it does finally load), often cannot open emails, can’t send emails, emails send but are not received, takes too long to send… I have lost count of the amount of times i have watched those little dots whirl around and around while the system tries to get it together to… send email… which is it’s primary function but no… it struggles and it’s been like it for far too long. Adios Outlook, i’m done, seems most of my friends are also.

  13. (1) Contacts list does not show email addresses. What? I thought it was an “email” program?
    (2) No way to select multiple contacts and move them to a group. It’s better if you have to type each contact into a box using the name or the email address–wait, you can’t type the email address in because outlook.com doesn’t show you any email addresses, only names.

    If this a joke? Because it’s not funny. I need a business mail program, not some 13 year old funny page like Facebook. Microbrains, you piss me off. Fuck off!

  14. I HATE the text colors–especially for business. The blue is too light to be usable so I am forced to send in –what? Lavender? Purple? Really—THOSE–are my options? sigh

  15. I thought I was the only one that had a problem with outlook. I select a box and it de-selects, I try to scroll down and it opens random mail. The text is so damn small and the contrast and layout is terrible. I keep coming back from time to time in hope that they have thrown the geniuses that came up with this crap out the window but nooooo. Go back to the way it was, it worked.

  16. I do not like the so called “New” Outlook email, it sucks. I am going to refuse to use it. Until you give us back the “Hotmail” I will use Google’s gmail. So put that in your pipe and smoke it Microsoft.

  17. you need my 5 year old to help you design this she a great artist may be put her on your payroll. she could give you a better insight to want the f*@! you were thinking with this gay down graded far from intellagent. outlook you should fire the person or persons that thought this up as an update this may have been awesome in another century . like the 1800 when the had nothing else to turn to . you have all this cash and this is your new brain child (its retarded )thinking on your part dumb sh!t move

  18. Outlook has always sucked that’s why I never used now I have the worst email around and am using yahoo without any problems and its super fast compared to outlook..

  19. Between Outlook and Internet browser 10 I don’t know which one is worse browser 10 wins it sucks both of them do but I don’t understand what Microsoft doing are they drunk or hiring 2 year old’s

  20. I wrote on this before that I hate OUTLOOK AND MICROFUCK who do they think they are I’m almost ready to go to mac and I think they should really read these reply’s cause there fucked they don’t know what there doing they have no business changing people email around and make it so we can’t find a fuckin thing GET REAL MICROFUCK

  21. after some consideration i’ve finally figured out what the worst Micro$oft product ever is: the next one.

  22. HATE HATE HATE OUTLOOK 2013. At least create an option for the “classic” outlook layout with the old color options. Using this is like being force-fed unflavored stale kindergarten paste. My eyes are bleeding!!! gray, gray, gray P$(*&#$*(#&$*(

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