Microsoft wants to force Windows 10 users to use Edge on mail links

Chris Grigg

Executive
Retired Staff
Oct 28, 2017
412
176
181
South Carolina
www.USHost247.com
#1
How do you feel about this? I don't agree that Microsoft should be able to "force" their product on their end users. I feel it should ultimately be up to the user's choice.

Microsoft is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will probably annoy anyone using the operating system. The software giant revealed today that “we will begin testing a change where links clicked on within the Windows Mail app will open in Microsoft Edge.” The change means if you have Chrome or Firefox set as your default browser in Windows 10, Microsoft will simply ignore that and force you into Edge when you click a link within the Mail app.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/16/17130566/microsoft-windows-10-mail-edge-default-links
 

Friendly Survival

Moderation Director
Retired Staff
Nov 4, 2017
500
123
386
22
#2
Simple, don't use the mail application and/or OS. Thunderbird is an option as I use it and it open fine with my custom browser.
 

Cameron

Executive Director
Executive
Jan 29, 2015
2,287
753
381
22
Nashville, TN
www.camerontaylor.net
#3
I've personally never utilized the Windows Mail app anyways, but I'm sure this would be an annoying feature. I can understand it being a default setting, but it's something that users should be able to simply change. Microsoft shouldn't force their OS users to use their shitty web browser.
 

Friendly Survival

Moderation Director
Retired Staff
Nov 4, 2017
500
123
386
22
#7
If they did this with outlook, I'd freak out, though. lol
I am not surprised if they did. As this reminds the stupid days of having to use a backup Gmail account to get hold of my ex partner to ask about switching because...

It was first inaccessible "thanks" to their stupid shift in theme. So I asked on there to her on how to "swap" it from there. When I got the suggestion of Thunderbird...

I attached it to that and soon after it was claiming that I was sending an excess of 300 emails per day. Asking me to log in again and again. Then she said I would better off migrating to Gmail. Which I did and thus only ran into a single logging in issue.

But because 2FA is on this new one I got my feature phone to back it up in case I cannot log into it for some weird reason.
 

Friendly Survival

Moderation Director
Retired Staff
Nov 4, 2017
500
123
386
22
#9
I highly doubt they will. Windows Mail is built into Windows 10 - and it is free. Outlook you have to pay a lot for, since it is packaged with other products. They absolutely have the right to integrate this within Mail for Win 10, but not Outlook.
Really? It shipped with my free email address when I had it created for my Facebook when it was the "place to game on" (unlike now...).
 

Friendly Survival

Moderation Director
Retired Staff
Nov 4, 2017
500
123
386
22
#13
It would be quite hard for them to make the online outlook transfer links to Edge. And even if they did that they would lose a lot of their clientele. It would be a very annoying feature.
Honestly beside what I said I just find Hotmail to be I don't know... Little too "hot" if you get my drift...
 

edenwax

Designer
Retired Staff
Feb 17, 2016
537
165
176
25
ed3n.me
#17
Microsoft is really desperate because no one use Edge.
If they will do it then people will also stop using Windows Mail.
Didnt they make Windows 10 S in that you can only install Microsoft-store apps too? I really hope that goes the way of Windows RT because I do not want to see that be the norm either.