Goodbye Hotmail?

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    Aug 01, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Microsoft has a new email service Outlook.com. I just logged in and it's much cleaner and less cluttered than my old Hotmail account. Offers web apps to edit attachments, intergrated with Skydrive and soon with Skype...also FB, sync accounts, cloud based.... Something new to play with!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 01, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    I like the new interface a lot. It's so much cleaner. But it still annoys me that you have to jump through so many hoops to find all the privacy settings.
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    Aug 01, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    Amazing indeed I just got my new outlook account to start fresh. I'm saying good bye to gmail icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    The fact that they have Ads on the right column kind of annoy me, but I preferred hotmail over gmail anyways.
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    I read about this today. I haven't tried the new interface yet. They're trying to catch up to Gmail and Yahoo. Hotmail has been outdated for a while.

    I have multiple e-mail accounts with different services. I keep them segmented, like one account for personal e-mails and another for shopping and other accounts.
  • Montague

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    Aug 01, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    I've had my Hotmail address since like middle school. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    It took me a while to find the privacy page, which lead to a ton of pages about privacy options. And then the next thing I knew I was making a profile and trying to find the privacy options for that. Such a hassle.
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidThe fact that they have Ads on the right column kind of annoy me, but I preferred hotmail over gmail anyways.


    With adblock there is only blank white space on the right column.
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    I will stay loyal to G-mail.. Their security protocols are solid and progressive..never had an account break in..i rarely get spam in my inbox..and i love Google as a company..I will continue to support and encourage them to continue work on the Chrome Operating System..
    I would love to try something other than Mac or Windows..!!
    Support Google !!
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    daviddoublebay said
    zer0 saidIt took me a while to find the privacy page, which lead to a ton of pages about privacy options. And then the next thing I knew I was making a profile and trying to find the privacy options for that. Such a hassle.


    There is NO privacy !!

    Even if you delete your messages, the providers have to keep all your messages on file for 18 months. But still... they're not actually deleted until the provider needs the space..... WHICH... they don't since they're all constantly adding tremendous amounts. That means they will be available for retrieval for years and years.

    Besides that, for around $400, a hacker from China can gain access to all your emails.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203471004577145140543496380.html


    What are you doing in your email that you care if some china man takes a look?
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    S34n05 said
    What are you doing in your email that you care if some china man takes a look?

    Some websites send account information (username, password, etc.) in the form of an e-mail. So there's that.
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    zer0 said
    S34n05 said
    What are you doing in your email that you care if some china man takes a look?

    Some websites send account information (username, password, etc.) in the form of an e-mail. So there's that.


    True, usually a temp password and if you don't change that... well maybe you deserve to be hacked lol.
  • O5vx

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    Aug 01, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    I think this is a grade up from the previous.
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    Aug 01, 2012 9:46 AM GMT
    I don't think I'll enjoy Outlook. I prefer my e-mail not to be linked to nearly every social site out there (FB, Twitter, Skype, Windows' own social site, and whatever else I haven't noticed yet.)
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    Aug 01, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    I support Microsoft with their Office products. When it comes to the Internet I like to see the wealth spread to other companies.
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    Aug 01, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    I like gmail, but I do like the clean interface on the outlook pages. I also think the web apps along with the FB and Skype interfaces will really bring a lot of customers in.

    The "Quick View" area is pretty nice as well. It automatically moves certain types of emails to an area that makes them easier to find. Currently using attachment types and shipping emails as categories.

    I think the competition in the email market will only mean good things for the consumers so I totally support it.
  • Jasonblue

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    Aug 01, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    S34n05 said
    daviddoublebay said
    zer0 saidIt took me a while to find the privacy page, which lead to a ton of pages about privacy options. And then the next thing I knew I was making a profile and trying to find the privacy options for that. Such a hassle.


    There is NO privacy !!

    Even if you delete your messages, the providers have to keep all your messages on file for 18 months. But still... they're not actually deleted until the provider needs the space..... WHICH... they don't since they're all constantly adding tremendous amounts. That means they will be available for retrieval for years and years.

    Besides that, for around $400, a hacker from China can gain access to all your emails.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203471004577145140543496380.html


    What are you doing in your email that you care if some china man takes a look?


    Just because you don't value your privacy, doesn't mean others do not.
  • lp2046

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    Aug 10, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    i still like gmail.....
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    Buster57 saidMicrosoft has a new email service Outlook.com. I just logged in and it's much cleaner and less cluttered than my old Hotmail account. Offers web apps to edit attachments, intergrated with Skydrive and soon with Skype...also FB, sync accounts, cloud based.... Something new to play with!icon_biggrin.gif


    Outlook.com isn't exactly new. I've been using it for my university mail for over a year now
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    lol @ you crusty bitches still using hotmail - it is tired, through and delayed!

    gmail >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
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    Aug 10, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    Right... like a cellphone pic of my cat or a car rental reservation confirmation is going to cause huge trouble for me twenty years from now. If there's any kind of communication that I want to keep private, I don't do it with any type of email.
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    People still use Hotmail?
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    Aug 10, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Whenever I see a Hotmail address I can only think of this comic.


    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/email_address



    I love the oatmeal
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    Aug 10, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    redsoxfan791 saidPeople still use Hotmail?
    +1

    I dropped that mail years ago.
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    paradox saidRight... like a cellphone pic of my cat or a car rental reservation confirmation is going to cause huge trouble for me twenty years from now. If there's any kind of communication that I want to keep private, I don't do it with any type of email.


    Ah, but the Red Army will know what breed of cat you owned and what make of car you hired and they will reverse engineer your life and give it to someone in China.