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    "Still gets failing grade in password management"

    May 7, 2013  |   By Alan Mintaka


    Faster and easier to use in terms of folder management than Outlook. None of the "feature creep" that makes Outlook a laughingstock for Microsoft.


    Password management is asinine. Passwords aren't stored in the account settings. They're listed separately from all other account parameters in a different menu option. Even if you find the list of passwords, you still can't change any of them. You can only delete a password you want to change, then try to get mail from the original server as you normally would. If and when you get a new password prompt, you can enter the change and select the option to remember it in the so-called "Password Manager."

    Meanwhile, other access options such as SSL are in the account options, nowhere near the Password Manager.

    Good grief. What a ham-handed UI.

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