Hotmail Mail is a completely service, where users can sign up with a simple online registration from the official website www.outlook.com. Although, hotmail has been replaced with Outlook.com, the domain www.hotmail.com is still in use to avoid the confusion among the users. Hotmail currently hosts over 400 million active users from around the globe and is said to be available in 106 languages. Hotmail mail can also be accessed in the region based official websites supporting non English languages. The convenience allows the hotmail users to access the hotmail website separately based on the geo – location, for instance, hotmail for Japan and hotmail for Netherland: each are provided with the individual websites.
As soon as the users sign up for the hotmail mail, they are provided with the 5 GB of free storage space by Microsoft. In addition to that, account holders are also facilitated with 25 GB of free storage space on SkyDrive/OneDrive, which is the cloud storage service offered by Microsoft. The features of Hotmail mail includes email, text messages with attached files, sharing photos, videos, integration with Calendar, Skype, OneDrive, and People.
Additionally, Microsoft has also equipped with Anti – virus and spam protection software, which scans all the incoming and outgoing mails and avoids the users from being scammed and spammed. All the suspicious emails are directed to the folder Junk. Users can easily manage their emails as the saved, inbox and sent emails are automatically saved in separate folders. Users can also create business emails from their existing outlook account as a domain name or alias name.
With the wide range of features ranging from message filters, folder based organization of message, spam filters and so on, hotmail mail has still managed to remain atop and has been widely popular even after almost two decades.