How Outlook has made me dislike email


After using the GMail web client and Emacs/mu for two decades, I've always considered email something snappy and accurate. Something I can deal with exactly the way I want to. Categorising, archiving, labelling and searching has been fast and powerful. Composing emails has been a comfortable and distraction free writing experience.

Now with Outlook, this has all changed:

Email has become something I don't enjoy one bit. I just skim through. Read as fast as I can, and if I'm to write anything, I opt for the shortest possible answer, like "OK!" and "Thanks!". Mail has become little more than a rubbish bin for organisational spam.


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