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I got an invite from hotmail for windows live mail beta.
When I accepted, my hotmail became ajax enabled, 2 gigabytes space and had 3 panes
1) for folders
2) for messages in folders
3) for message text
All displayed side by side.
A glitch for me was that it left empty space on right side in my 768 * 1024 resolution.
All white background, clean, did not see any advertisements right now.
What do others have to say
What does google has to say?
Using Internet Explorer versions 6.0 and higher will give you the best Mail Beta user experience with access to all Mail Beta functionality such as the reading pane and keyboard shortcuts
This is the message I get in Opera / Firefox.
There is no reading pane in these browsers, interface is faster that old one, and clean white without ads but no real improvement for these browsers.
If I were Microsoft why would I care about other browsers? So I have serious doubts that browser support will ever come.
Instead they encourage you to download IE 6