Photos: Web e-mail on the desktop
Open mail message
An open mail message from within the Windows Live Mail Desktop application, Microsoft's new free e-mail software.
Text and IM conversation
In addition to sending e-mail, users can start a text IM or voice conversation from within Microsoft's Windows Live Mail Desktop application, which is now in limited beta testing.
Improved photo sending
Windows Live Mail Desktop offers an improved photo sending and viewing capability, allowing photos to display within an e-mail, rather than as attachments.
Windows Live Mail Desktop offers an Outlook-like experience for viewing multiple e-mail accounts, though free users will see graphic ads displayed within the program, as evidenced by the Windows Live add on the right.