Windows Live Mail desktop Refresh: Better late than never

The MoreThanMail team blog jumped the gun a little bit last night and announced the availability of their newest public build of Windows Live Mail desktop just a little bit before it was ready to go live.  Thankfully, the technical issues have been resolved and build 1083 is now up on ideas.live.com.

Here's what's new in this build:

Bug Fixes – This is always a given, but there are over 150 fixed since the last release.
Update Feeds Button – Exactly what you would think.  A button that refreshes your RSS feeds.
Minimize to System Tray – This is a huge one for me and a feature that I have missed since switching to Mail desktop from Outlook.
Sign in with 3rd Party Live ID's – This is for those of you whose Live ID is not an @msn.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, or any of the other Microsoft produced domains.

Those are the four most significant features of the new release (at least for me), but other improvements include Easier Help Options and a change that makes your Current View Settings stick.

 

For those already using Windows Live Mail desktop, you can download it directly from here: http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLMC_EN

Those of you who have not yet tried it, you have to go through ideas.live.com.  This is the link for you:  Ideas Signup/Download

Check out the MoreThanMail Blog for more: Here