It's this kind of productivity drain that has people switching to the Mac. I don't have hours to spend figuring the problem out. I did some basic troubleshooting, which included rebooting the laptop while I ate breakfast. Live Mail's death meant switching to Outlook, which I had resisted. Outlook saps resources when checking mail (it's not a friendly multitasker) and the point of my return is finding out what is the Microsoft lifestyle. For consumers, Live is the center of that lifestyle. Overall, my experience with Windows Live Mail has been most disappointing. I hope the Wave 3 version is better than this.
This is very much a pro-microsoft blog. This article lists all the things that have broken during his return to Vista.
Wonder what the people who dont like Microsoft think of outlook?