I signed up for the Windows Live Mail beta a while ago but heard nothing further about it until last night when I received this email:
Thanks so much for your interest in Windows Liveâ„¢ Mail beta
This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but we have a bug that wonâ€™t allow us to make the Windows Live Mail beta available to you at this time. We know it stinks but, if we set you up with this beta, there is a risk that you might lose some of the best stuff that comes with your MSNÂ® HotmailÂ® Plus account. We are working hard to get this bug resolved and once it is, we will send you a mail and move you to the beta.
The Windows Live Mail beta team
It must be one hell of a bug if Microsoft has delayed launching Live Mail. After all, bugs in their software haven’t stopped them from releasing software in the past (sorry, couldn’t resist).