My Hotmail account just got upgraded. As is my tradition when testing new email services, I'm posting this via the very AJAXy Windows Live Mail. Now I can have my inbox filled with spam the fancy way! Hurray!
Draggable items, check. Gradients, check. Changeable color themes, check. Web-app-specific right-click menus, check. Features expected of a Windows Live product; AJAX features that are all very cool, but all unnecessary. And my inbox is still filled with spam. But I have to say, Windows Live Mail is the cutest (okay, most elegant) webmail I've ever seen, better-looking than Yahoo's offering. Yeah.
I need my email conversations. I need my labels. I need my frickin built-in instant messaging and music player. I need AJAX to help me communicate with other people and be productive, even if I'm stuck with drop-down menus instead of drag-and-drop. I need Gmail.
Try Live.com - your fast, personalized homepage with all the things you care about in one place. in one place.
Haha! Very funny, Microsoft! :-P