Microsoft’s webmail, Outlook.com, has exited its preview stage with 60m users. According to Engadget, a third of those users have skipped over from Gmail, although they may still be using Google’s service as well.
As part of the process, all users of Microsoft’s Hotmail and other email services operating under different domains such as MSN.com will be automatically converted to Outlook.com by the summer, if they don’t voluntarily switch before then. All the old messages, contacts and settings in the old inboxes will be exported to Outlook.com. Users will also be able to keep their old [...]
Microsoft has ditched Hotmail after 16 years, relaunching the service in favour of the revamped Outlook.com.
Microsoft said its new service, available to preview at Outlook.com, would reimagine the way people use email and be the first major improvement in eight years.
Although it still claims 350 million users worldwide, Hotmail has been usurped as the leading email provider since Google launched Gmail in 2007. Google claims to have signed up 425 million users in the past five years.
According to the web metrics firm ComScore, Hotmail still boasts more traffic than any of its rivals. In June 2012, Hotmail had 324 million monthly visitors, compared to 290 [...]
Most of us had our first email accounts at hotmail.com, but somehow after the arrival of Gmail, it faded into oblivion. Even though it still has the most number of users, 10 million more than Gmail, its growth rate has been alarmingly low! In a bid to bring it back to its former glory Microsoft has renamed and revamped Hotmail, now called Newmail, which is understood to have a ‘clean look’ when it comes to the font that has been used for the labels in the inbox, which resembles its adversary(Gmail).
The new email service will also be linked to [...]
Leaked images of a future build of Hotmail suggest that Microsoft is bringing it into Metro style. It seems like Microsoft has been able to keep the development of this project under wraps, until it is almost ready to be released.
In the images you will see certain metro elements, but, also the fact that it all looks very incomplete. Certain icons aside everything else looks very bland and generic hotmail.
Details on tool out of the upgrade are still sketchy, most rumors point to alongside the final release of retail Windows [...]
Microsoft has announed and launched a hotmail Android App with dual way syncing for email contacts and calendar. Adding some interesting features in the app.Automatically categorize incoming mail as newsletters. Unsubscribe to whole newsletters Flagged messages will on top of the inbox Manage and edit folders Apply categories to individual emails [Microsoft]
[dropcap]H[/dropcap]otmail was launched 15 Years ago on 4th of July to mark the independence from generic emailing services. The most popular email website ever was acquired by Microsoft and made a bigger and better service.
About 10 years ago Hotmail’s biggest challenge came from the likes of email services like Google Mail (GMAIL) and Yahoo Mail. Despite all the tough competition Hotmail rebranded itself as Windows Live Hotmail in 2007. It continues to be one of the most used email services online.