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Microsoft hits 1 million users for Outlook.com in less than a day

August 1st, 2012

Microsoft’s (MSFT) Outlook Twitter account proudly announced on Tuesday night that its new Outlook.com email application had already reached more than 1 million users less than a day after first becoming available. The new email system, which Microsoft is using to phase out its Hotmail system, features greater social networking integration with  Facebook (FB),Twitter and LinkedIn, and gives …

Hotmail begins offering email aliases to curb spam

February 4th, 2011

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new feature aimed at keeping spam away from the inboxes of its Hotmail user-base. Currently, Hotmail users are allowed to modify their email addresses with a plus-sign (+) to facilitate easier mail management. John-doe@hotmail.com can modify his email address to john.doe+blogcomments@hotmail.com to help make mail organization and identification easier. …

CNET: Hotmail to get ActiveSync support on Monday

August 26th, 2010

According to a report filed by CNET, Microsoft’s free email service — Hotmail — will get Exchange ActiveSync support beginning on Monday. The site quotes Microsoft’s director of product management for the Windows Live, Dharmesh Mehta, as the source of the information. There isn’t much else to say about it, if you have a desktop client …

New Hotmail interface available to all users

August 4th, 2010

Microsoft has announced that its new, improved Windows Live Hotmail interface is available to all 350 million users in over 220 countries. Microsoft writes, “Now, everyone can take advantage of a faster Hotmail experience with great new features like one-click filters, Sweep, Active Views and more.” We’re interested to know which email service you are …

Hotmail rolling out ActiveSync functionality early?

June 18th, 2010

Hotmail, Microsoft’s free email platform, has been getting a horde of new features lately; not to mention a new slogan, “the new busy.” Blog liveside.net is reporting that the ability to access your Hotmail data via ActiveSync, a feature that was scheduled for release later this summer, is now working for some users. That’s right, …

BlackBerry Internet Service 3.1 gets detailed

May 18th, 2010

Hot on the heels of the release of BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0, RIM has just posted the details for BIS 3.1 in the BlackBerry Technical Solutions Center. The main enhancement to be brought forth in BIS 3.1 is wireless contact synchronization support — something which Gmail users have been enjoying for a while now — but …

SEVEN announces Android support

February 17th, 2009

Don’t get us wrong – Android is great. It’s touch-friendly, functional, logical and shows a lot of promise. Truth be told however, it is still in its infancy and has a whole lot of growing up to do. Don’t believe us? Just ask any G1 owner still waiting on “cupcake”. Be that as it may, …

Windows Mobile Live comes to Nokia S60

May 29th, 2008

Using Windows Mobile Live suite of applications on your Nokia S60 enabled handset is now possible thanks to, well, Microsoft. They’ve released an official version of Windows Live Messenger, Live contacts, Spaces, and Hotmail tailor made for Nokia devices, and the software suite automatically syncs your phone contacts with your Hotmail contacts. You can also …