So, I just bought a new laptop. Given the nature of what I do, I had to get a Windows Vista machine. I wish more of my clients used a Mac so that I could do more development on my Mac.
Maybe one day.
I had it installed with Vista Ultimate because it doesn't make sense to me to intentionally get a version of an operating system that is missing features. I have spent about seven (7) hours getting it all set up. I had to turn off various security features (like User Account Control and prevention of non-digitally signed drivers) and work through installation problems just to get it all to finally work for me.
I then needed to set up my Exchange account and Google IMAP accounts. For those of you who have ever set up Outlook, you know that you can't set up Exchange from within Outlook. If you try, you get this error:
Notice that it indicates that you should go to the Control Panel and open the Mail icon.
So, here are the icons that are around what should be the Mail icon. continue reading...