Windows Live Hotmail
Windows Live Hotmail is the new web-based e-mail service by Microsoft. A beta version was released on November 1, 2005 alongside the release of Windows Live. Formerly code-named Kahuna, Live Hotmail is to replace Hotmail once it is complete. It features two gigabytes of storage space, automatic spell checking, custom filters and a range of safety features.
Microsofts Live HotMail can be seen as a direct response to what most would see as the next generation of webmail systems kickstarted when Google introduced GMail. The amount of email storage given to users has sky rocketed with storage now being counted in terms of gigaytes and no longer megabytes. It is now common for all mail to be kept on the server side allowing users to access their e-mail anywhere in the world (as long as they have a compatible brwoser of course), large attachments can now be sent using these services.
As mentioned previously Windows Live Hotmail is Microsofts attempt to re-affirm itself at the top of the webmail provider platform, Yahoo Mail has also increased what it offers in terms of interface and storage and there is always GMail. With these three major players all trying to outdo each other it can only be good news for all users.
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
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Improved ways to remember birthdays
Friday, September 11, 2009
When Windows Live Calendar came out of beta in January, we introduced a birthday calendar to automatically keep track of your contacts’ birthdays. We’ve just improved the birthday calendar to make it even more flexible. Whenever you add birthday information in your contact list, it appears in you... .. read more..
Sometimes e-mail isn’t available online…
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sometimes we’re not connected to the internet or unexpectedly the service we’re trying to connect to isn’t available – we find ourselves in need of accessing e-mail offline. Windows Live provides you options when things fall down because we understand that people depend on their e-mail for inform... .. read more..
Update how you get Hotmail messages in Outlook, Outlook Express and Entourage
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Today, we are changing the way Windows Live Hotmail messages come into Microsoft Office Outlook, Outlook Express, and Entourage. While you may have to tweak some settings, you will notice additional speed and efficiency. Please check out our previous post to learn what you need to do in order to ... .. read more..
“Add to Windows Live Calendar” for events in Bing, MSN City Guides and Zvents
Friday, August 28, 2009
Want to find just the right event in your area this weekend? Worried about finding something fun to do with the kids when you’re on vacation in a new town? Try the enhanced MSN City Guides, Bing event search or any of the Zvents co-branded services around the Web to find cool happenings and immed... .. read more..
Adding photos to Hotmail messages – a temporary change
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Some of you may have noticed that lately, you can no longer add photos directly into the body of a Windows Live Hotmail message the way you used to do. The Windows Live team is constantly reviewing Hotmail to ensure quality service to our customers. During a recent review, we identified an incomp... .. read more..
Subscribe to calendars in Firefox
Monday, July 13, 2009
A recent Live Wire blog post talked about how to add a baseball schedule to your Windows Live Calendar. It included a step requiring you to copy and paste a link into your calendar. If you’re a Firefox 3.x user, there’s a shortcut you can use to make this step easier. 1) Visit calendar.live.com ... .. read more..
Get all your e-mail in one place!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We are happy to announce that Hotmail customers in the US, Canada, and Brazil can now add other e-mail accounts to Hotmail!* No need to sign into multiple services to check all your messages on the web. Instead, you can see any POP-enabled e-mail account (including Yahoo! Mail (Plus), AOL Mail, a... .. read more..
MSN Web Messenger is retiring
Friday, June 26, 2009
With new web-based instant messaging (IM) now available from Windows Live Hotmail worldwide, we are preparing to retire MSN Web Messenger. The old MSN Web Messenger experience will end on June 30, 2009. With Hotmail’s new web-based IM, you can chat from your Hotmail inbox or contact list, instead... .. read more..
See your calendar and search your contacts on the go with SMS for Windows Live
Monday, June 22, 2009
Do you ever find yourself scrambling to get the address for your child’s sporting event? Or needing to find a friend’s number so you can check when you’re meeting for lunch? You can now use text messaging on your mobile phone to see your upcoming events on Windows Live Calendar. You can also sear... .. read more..