Outlook Got One Million Sign-Ups After Rebirth

One million sign-ups to new Outlook.com. Microsoft has taken a big decision to change Hotmail with new email service called Outlook.com. Outlook.com is nothing but a new fresh, clean, and simple version of Hotmail. Within few hours of its launching it gets more than  one-million signups. What is new in this newly launched e-mail service and why it got so popular in such a short time lets have a look.

The basic thing to use this fresh, clean and simple email service is first you sign-up with Outlook.comWhen you sign up with the service. Be careful in verifying your account as CAPTCHA is case sensitive. After process of signing up when you are in you will be greeted with by a simple blue and white themed Inbox. Whatever you see are all default setup and you can setup all the colors and styles as per your desire. Overall, the design incorporates Metro style Windows 8 touches. In Outlook.com you have option to link your social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flickr. You can access Mail, Contacts, Calender and SkyDrive in horizontal menujust by clicking on Outlook icon.

Twitter integration helps you to directly post from Outlook.com. Yu can see the latest tweets of the people whom you are following in e-mails.Another Good news is Outlook.com has an option for merging contacts if you've imported them more than once. People Hub makes an appearance here which is used in Windows 8 and Windows Phone to manage contacts. Facebook Chat is integrated as well and your Facebook contacts shall appear.

We can say that Outlook.com is still in its launch form because many new integration is not available yet. Skype is one of them. Microsoft plans to bring the video calling service once Outlook.com will take its final launch. A big standalone tab helps you to create new mail. The window is definitely quite different from the traditional Outlook that users are used to seeing. The sidebar offers access to enter recipient details. The right pane is a big white blank screen where you can type your message.There's a formatting bar above and the subject line sits high on the top. Options to Send, Save, Cancel and more are situated in the command bar a little to your left. It did take some time to notice the new format but it's simpler once you get used to it.

Other features include the integration of keyboard shortcuts from Gmail and Outlook Desktop. There's also autocomplete when searching your inbox along with autoforwarding, message archiving and vacation alerts.You also can rename your e-mail address, recover deleted messages, create an Outlook.com alias and save the contents of a chat thread or a new message. All-in-all, Microsoft has made a decent attempt to rejuvenate the email-service. It has a refreshing look and will attract many more users in the coming weeks.

After it is released in its final form, Outlook.com will replace Hotmail. But Microsoft will allow users to retain their @hotmail.com, @live.com and @msn.com addresses as well as their contacts, messages, password and rules.A word of caution if you are using anything other than the latest version of IE, Chrome or Firefox - your experience may be less than optimal, since Outlook is built using modern technologies available only in the new browsers.

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