820 votesA Macrae commented
There are lots of Email clients available. If what annoys about the new Outlook is just the appearance, you can download a free for home use client like EMClient or Thunderbird, link it to your Hotmail / Outlook account and experiment with the appearance. If you don't like one, try another. I just loaded EMClient7 It took 2 minutes to link to Outlook. No more coloured dots!A Macrae commented
What is the point of these multi- coloured measles? Nobody on my email contact list uses a photo or an avatar, so I'm now faced with a screenful of totally functionless and apparently random colour spots.
I realise MS are trying to commoditise "Hotmail" , I realise I've had a free tool for many years. I appreciate that. I'd like that tool back please; A simple, functional webmail tool - even if I have to pay $20 a year for it.