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Hotmail is dead! Long live Hotmail! Web 2.0 Hotmail!
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Tue May 08, 2007 6:41 pm Reply and quote this post
Microsoft's Hotmail has blossomed into a Web 2.0 service after going through an 11-year "ugly" phase.

The transformation has changed MSN Hotmail into Windows Live Hotmail.


The company calls today's public relaunch of its free email service "the most significant upgrade" since its inception in 1996.

Hotmail's much-needed makeover puts it in line with email service offerings from Google and Yahoo!.

Microsoft said the Windows Live Hotmail's beta stage had over 20 million users.

Later this month Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 customers will be able to access their Windows Live Hotmail email and contacts for free, using a beta of Microsoft Office Outlook Connector.

Current Hotmail users must upgrade their accounts before they can use the new service. Contacts and saved information can be transferred into the new interface. http://mail.live.com

So basically, live mail is out in beta with no need for an invite any more - i've been using Windows Live Mail Desktop - which I recently noticed has gone ad  free(!) (It never had many ads other then Microsoft's own anwyay), and they have replaced the right sidebar with Active Search which is pretty cool That is available now here: http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas

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Mon May 14, 2007 7:12 am Reply and quote this post
Hotmail will further decease as Google Mail gains popularity and the space and features outnumber Hotmail.
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