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Microsoft launches, a new email service with unlimited storage, limited ads, and Skype integration

Microsoft launches a new email service called, a complete change from Hotmail
By Trace Hagan from Jul 31, 2012 @ 13:51 CDT

A new challenger has appeared! Today, Microsoft has launched a completely new e-mail service,, that will exist completely separately from Hotmail, at least for now. The features are nearly the same between the two services, but Microsoft is trying its best to distance itself from the bad rep that Hotmail has acquired.


microsoft_launches_outlook_com_a_new_email_service_with_unlimited_storage_limited_ads_and_skype_integration_1 has very discrete ads as opposed to Hotmail's extremely intrusive banner ads. Furthermore, there won't be any targeted ads on personal conversations, however, newsletters and similar e-mails are still fair game. It also brings a nice, minimalist interface in the hopes of drawing Gmail users away from Google. is open to the public, no invites or beta keys required. Storage at the new service is "virtually" unlimited as Microsoft didn't want to offer spammers a limitless account. Twitter and Facebook integration are already live and Skype integration will be coming as well. Users can sign in with existing Hotmail logins or create a new account.


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