Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: New Features Revealed

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naniquena

Hotmail Plus is a service prior to the paid Yahoo! 
It'  has 10 Gb of storage.
No adds.
Pop3 or deltasynch use.
Outlook or  similar use.
20 Mb of attachement, sent and received.
 
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naniquena

Hotmail Plus exists since 2001. You didn't know because you didn't want to find out cause you hate Hotmail.

If you don't know please don't talk.

 

 

 

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PCIV

I still log into my old hotmail, just to make sure no old friends emailed me, but I fully use gmail. IMAP, POP3, what's the point in going back?

Just to mention, by allowing other email accounts to use MSN messenger, they shot themselves in their own foot, as there's no need for their account anymore.

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Keith E. Whisman

Well if you don't use an MSN email then your actually saving MS some money. They don't have to deditcate server resources for your email. And they still get advertising revenue from using Messenger. So they did'nt shoot themselves in the foot. Besides they would've been hated on if they required an MSN address exclusively.

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CrimsonKnight13

No thanks to the tons of spam I get through gmail. Only one that seems to fill up constantly. The rest of my email accounts keep it low. Out of them all, I still prefer Hotmail.

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Keith E. Whisman

Yeah Gmail offers tons of storage and they tell me that I never have to delete emails. Thats a good thing that my email never fills up because there are thousands and thousands of spams in my spam folder. I for one am never going to empty my spam folder. If everyone does this Google will notice that they are losing money. They don't actually have that much storage available for everyone. They figure one out of a hundred thousand will use the capacity. So if everyone used the full capacity google would have to run out and purchase hardrives. When it start costing google money they will start filtering out spam befor it gets to you box.

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Techrocket9

Ditto

 

Edit: To the guy who said he uses gmail mostly, not the guy who says gmail gets spam.

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bcweir

...you can't even BUY POP3 support for a hotmail account.  It's astonishing that Hotmail won't even work with Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail -- all of them Microsoft's own email clients.

 

Not even worried about it though.  I switched to yahoo nearly ten years ago next month and I haven't looked back since.   I can buy a Yahoo Plus account for $20 a year and use ANY pop3 compatible client I want.  Take that, Microsoft.

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JimCampton69

You can use Outlook to view your hotmail, and it doesn't cost you a thing.

 Check out Windows Live Postings for Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

 

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naniquena

"or Windows Mail -- all of them Microsoft's own email clients."

 

This is a lame statement. It's way of talking without knowing. OF COURSE you can use a Hotmail account inside Windows Live Hotmail. I have 10 accounts in my WL Mail and apart from the yahoo one (I cannot sent any emails) the others (8 free account and 1 paid account)

 

 

 

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CrimsonKnight13

There is POP3 Hotmail support. Purchase Hotmail Plus & you're set. I've been using it since 2004.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930008 <- works with Mozilla Thunderbird

http://get.live.com/en-us/mailplus/features

It allows up to 20MB file attachment, too.

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bcweir

Welcome to the 21st century, Microsoft.

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strykyr

I'd like faster transfer speeds...20 minutes to transfer a C&C map is insane.  Especially between a Comcast acct and a Verizon DSL acct.

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Keith E. Whisman

I had a hotmail account before Microsoft purchased it. I think Microsoft bought Hotmail back in 1998 or so. It's amazing how long it's been around.

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mlee19

It is, the only feature I am interested in is being able to send and receive larger email attachements. 10 MB limit doesnt cut it!

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