1. DaveGx's Avatar
    I heard MS did nothing to improve the calendar which annoys me, but what about email? Its very lack luster and could use some improvements and new features. Has there been any word on this?
    10-30-2012 08:25 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What types of email features are you looking for?
    10-30-2012 09:01 PM
  3. AngryNil's Avatar
    What I want to see is full support for Outlook.com's aliases. Is that in WP8?
    10-30-2012 09:05 PM
  4. havox22's Avatar
    You can change the color to black, as far as improving functionality, not that i know of
    Last edited by havox22; 10-30-2012 at 10:03 PM.
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    10-30-2012 09:51 PM
  5. issieman's Avatar
    I wonder if you can now search your calendar for old appointments?
    10-31-2012 06:13 AM
  6. nizzon's Avatar
    You can change the color to black, as far as improving functionality, not that i know of
    Strangely enough only for the inbox-view. Messageview and typing is still in white for some odd reason.
    10-31-2012 07:36 AM
  7. gfunk84's Avatar
    Strangely enough only for the inbox-view. Messageview and typing is still in white for some odd reason.
    It's because email is typically formatted using HTML, which has color information embedded (either inline, or using CSS). Changing the background to black would result in things like black text on a black background.

    Sure, they could detect black text and change it to white, but it quickly gets complicated with colors that are dark or almost black and especially once background colors or images are considered. The development/benefit trade-off just isn't worth it.
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    10-31-2012 10:19 AM
  8. rkgriffin's Avatar
    What I want to see is full support for Outlook.com's aliases. Is that in WP8?
    Not yet. This is something that needs to be fixed on the outlook.com side and one of their engineer's had said they are working on it. It comes down to outlook.com using ActiveSync instead of IMAP like Gmail. Just like any other Exchange environment you can only send emails from the primary address. Though you are able to send from the aliases from the website itself.

    Anyway, the work around right now is to add a separate mail account on your phone connecting to outlook.com via POP. This will allow you to go into that separate account and send emails from your alias. Not great but better than nothing until they add this feature.
    10-31-2012 10:44 AM
  9. gravage's Avatar
    What types of email features are you looking for?
    How about proper Exchange sync where changes (deleted, mark as read, etc) sync back to the server immediately? This was abysmal in Windows Phone 7 and it works perfectly on the Surface, which gives me some hope that they fixed it in WP8.
    10-31-2012 05:58 PM
  10. aubreyq's Avatar
    How about proper Exchange sync where changes (deleted, mark as read, etc) sync back to the server immediately? This was abysmal in Windows Phone 7 and it works perfectly on the Surface, which gives me some hope that they fixed it in WP8.
    Thanks for bringing this up. I delete emails from my WP7 and hit refresh. But when I check my email on the website, they are still there. This is Yahoo Mail, btw.
    10-31-2012 06:16 PM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, I would love commands done on my phone done right away, not on the next sync schedule..
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    10-31-2012 10:35 PM
  12. envio's Avatar
    Has anything new turned up in the e-mail composer?

    - Is there support for rich text elements like bold, italic, underline etc?
    - Can you change the Font / Font size?
    - Does the editor suggest alternatives for incorrect words underlined in red?
    - Can you add bullet points or numbered lists?
    - From within the e-mail composer, can you attach more than just pictures (I know you can use other first-party apps to share stuff using e-mail.)
    11-02-2012 09:52 AM
  13. STM 69's Avatar
    Best thread I could find for this. I've noticed that when I receive emails, all images are disabled. I have to click in the message each time to see any images within. Is there any way to adjust my security settings somewhere to turn this off? Really annoying...

    Thx
    11-12-2012 03:21 PM
  14. DaveGx's Avatar
    Best thread I could find for this. I've noticed that when I receive emails, all images are disabled. I have to click in the message each time to see any images within. Is there any way to adjust my security settings somewhere to turn this off? Really annoying...

    Thx

    I couldnt find any. The email on WP8 is pretty basic really. Id love to be able to just allow images as well, as im pretty safe on what emails Ill even bother opening.
    11-12-2012 04:47 PM
  15. warrentaye's Avatar
    I duno this is a data saving feature that I am glad is default :)
    11-12-2012 05:05 PM
  16. rcballa12's Avatar
    What types of email features are you looking for?
    Were there any updates to sync scheduling? Peak/off-peak times such as..


    Peak: 7 AM - 7 PM weekdays
    Peak sync: automatically
    Off-peak sync: manually
    11-13-2012 10:37 AM
  17. tibere86's Avatar
    I have my Gmail account setup but I have noticed when I get a new email and open it up on my Nokia 920, it does not clear the new mail flag in Gmail. Meaning when I go to Gmail using my laptop, the new email flag is still active.
    11-13-2012 11:45 AM
  18. aceattorneymvp's Avatar
    I have my Gmail account setup but I have noticed when I get a new email and open it up on my Nokia 920, it does not clear the new mail flag in Gmail. Meaning when I go to Gmail using my laptop, the new email flag is still active.
    That sucks. :@
    11-13-2012 12:12 PM
  19. associatedpress's Avatar
    Has anything new turned up in the e-mail composer?



    - Is there support for rich text elements like bold, italic, underline etc?

    - Can you change the Font / Font size?

    - Does the editor suggest alternatives for incorrect words underlined in red?

    - Can you add bullet points or numbered lists?

    - From within the e-mail composer, can you attach more than just pictures (I know you can use other first-party apps to share stuff using e-mail.)

    None of the above is possible . Just checked on my Lumia 920. Interesting considering IOS 6 has some of the festures you're requesting. I see but never use them on my iPad. Would have expected them to be in WP8.
    11-13-2012 12:42 PM
  20. associatedpress's Avatar
    Clarification. Not all of the above is impossible. Something with a red squiggly line, if you select it, you get alternate options above the keyboard next to the clipboard/copy paste section. No rich text, only images can be added from within composer, no bullet or number layouts.
    11-13-2012 12:48 PM
  21. MarcS68's Avatar
    Is there away to have images in emails download automatically?
    11-13-2012 12:51 PM
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