Hotmail and Outlook were used to be different but not now. Microsoft recently announced that Hotmail as we’ve known it for yours is now recently emerged with outlook and all its users have been transitioned to Outlook.com, which now boasts more than 400 million users worldwide. Outlook Express is an “email client.” It does not provide you with an email ID service. For example, you cannot have firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a software program that enables you read or writes emails from an email service provider that you already have (such as Hotmail, Gmail, yahoo, etc.). The advantage of using an email client such as Outlook Express is, it downloads your emails directly onto your PC. That way you can read / write (but not send or receive) emails when you are offline (not connected to the internet).
Outlook has come up with new features, clean interface leaving Hotmail far behind. In general, with Outlook.com you can click less and get more done. If you choose to, you can connect your Outlook.com to Facebook and Twitter to see updates and Tweets right from your inbox. Or, set up automatic filters and clean-ups—and let Outlook.com do the work to keep just the email you want in your inbox. Since Outlook has several advantage over Hotmail the Hotmail user are degrading day by day so the Microsoft has decided to move the entire 300 million users to the outlook which they have already done. Hotmail is now part of Outlook which I personally think is a great job done by Microsoft because Hotmail has very congested interface but now outlook has better interface than every with more user-friendly functionality. Outlook is a mail program usually supplied as part of the MS Office suite and Outlook.com is a browser based mail app and the replacement for Hotmail. Windows live messenger. If you ask me personally, I tested Outlook.com on a desktop Windows PC and a MacBook Air and, on both devices, what I saw was a clean modern interface that was free of clutter and easy to navigate. So in my opinion outlook is cleaner and more user friendly and I think Outlook.com will compete head-on with Google’s Gmail and, like Gmail will have contextual ads. But on outlook some of features are turned off to help thwart spammers. It will be activated after a few days. To turn on the features right away go to add a phone page to verify your account with a mobile phone number.
While you switch from Hotmail to Outlook some of the features might be turned off. Here are some features which are turned off in new outlook account:
- Sending automated vacation replies (auto reply option)
- Email signature
- POP aggregation (use Outlook.com to send and receive email from any address)
- Forwarding email
- Reply-To address (receive replies to Outlook.com email at a different email address)
- Send-As address (send email in Outlook.com from other email addresses)
- Features might also be turned off for older accounts that have been detected as compromised (hijacked). If you suspect that your account has been hijacked, see Hacked account.
- If features are still turned off even after you’ve used your Outlook.com account regularly for a few days, or if you aren’t able to verify your account, please go to the forums for help.
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