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Microsoft outlook.com/live: a note to the devs

Microsoft outlook.com/live: a note to the devs

First when I started out using this service the mobile website was very fast, minimal drain on resources and data. It was easy to use and no nonsense. Just email in a quick web UI without the bloat of an email app. It was great and it was a decent go-to email experience. No need to have apps that took up lots of space on my phone, no battery drain, was quick to use even while passed out.

Now they totally ruined the experience. It's bloated, takes 3 steps to sign in instead of just 1, the interface takes forever to load, and scrolling thru lists of thousands of emails a day is tedious and it is so slow loading even over wifi and ATT LTE connections! If you have a 3G connection you are crap out of luck! Might as well send snail mail and it would get there faster. The interface takes a long time to load stupid transistions and animations we don't need or want, we don't need our email interface to do a song and dance for us. We ju…