Last summer, Microsoft announced the availability of Outlook.com, the new web-based email platform they were building to replace Hotmail.com, a pioneer when it comes to email services offered via browser. The launch of the new service was well accepted worldwide, and in only six months were created more than 60 million email accounts with the “@Outlook.com” as domain. Microsoft’s plan was to eventually move all Hotmail.com and Live.com addresses this new platform, which offers many services beyond email. Connectivity to Facebook, to chat and now the recently announced integration with Skype would be part of the new platform. Finally on Thursday May 2, Microsoft announced that the work has been complete. Now it’s time to say goodbye to Hotmail and Hello to the new and improved Outlook.com
The differences between Hotmail vs Outlook mail services may not be so obvius to all, although most of the features that we had in Hotmail are present in Outlook.com, but the improvements in Outlook are one the points we should take into account when using this new mail platform, now that we can not return to Hotmail, we have prepared a comparative between Outlook and Hotmail, so you can see what are the differences and advantages in this change.
Outlook.com is the first mail platform when it comes to security. Unlike other popular email services, Outlook doesn’t scan your mail content in order to look for sensible information and place annoying adds that can suit your tastes and interest. Besides, Outlook offers you an improved anti-spam filters and pishing protection. However, the most important security responsability rest on the user. We’ll remind you some basic advices to use your Hotmail or Outlook.com account.
Keeping safe our Outlook email account is our responsibility. It is therefore essential having all emails identified as junk mail that can reach our inbox. While it is true that in the past we have taught you how to create rules to clean the inbox, sometimes we need to mark as safe an e-mail address or remove someone address from blocked contacts. Today we’ll teach you how to set safe and blocked senders in Outlook.com in order to improve your security.
Outlook.com offers a variety of tools that, without any doubt, will increase your productivity. One of my favorites is the ability to send automatic replies to all emails that arrive; either to inform you that you are on vacation or to keep in touch with your customers. Learn how to set automatic reply in Outlook.com.
Creating an Office document via Outlook means that you can take full advantage from the multiple functions and tools offered by Outlook.com. One of those is Skydrive, that not only allows you to upload documents to the cloud, but also create new documents that you and your colleagues can also access anywhere and edit it if necessary. Skydrive has a 7GB capacity to store all your documents and files in the cloud. Today we’ll show you how to create word documents in Outlook.com.
Microsoft has been characterized by maintaining their applications on other platforms properly updated, this is the case of the New Outlook.com application for Android, created in collaboration with SEVEN. Before, you had to use the Hotmail app in order to check your Outlook accounts in your phone, but now there is an exclusive app.
Probably you’re one of the thousands of people who have started using the new Outlook.com mail service and probably already learned how to link your accounts, how to synchronize your calendar and how to add your social networking contacts, but surely you haven’t migrate completely to your Outlook account because your old email account in Gmail, Yahoo or others still have valuable information . If this is your case, I have good news: Moving all emails from an old account to your new Outlook is possible and safe. Learn how to migrate all your old messages into Outlook.com or Hotmail.
As announced a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released new features and enhancements to its popular email service Outlook.com including security updates, the ability to log in with any of the aliases you’ve created in your account and international domains. Keep reading and take a look to all these improvements that makes the Outlook.com experience even better.
The Outlook.com calendar has been refurbished in recent weeks to make way for a working tool beautiful, simple and full of details that will surely make your life much more productive. With new features, an easy to use and intuitive design, Outlook.com calendar will be the perfect tool for organizing your business, social life and more. Learn how to use the Outlook calendar in a few steps.