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Windows Phone 7 users can update their email addresses to Outlook.com without restore

Windows Phone 7 users can update their email addresses to Outlook.com without restore

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Contrary to other reports and Microsoft's own alarming warning message, Windows Phone 7 users won't have to restore their handsets to factory settings if they switch their Hotmail email accounts to Outlook.com - as long as they opt to make their new address... >>

Hotmail becomes Outlook.com as Microsoft revamps email platform with cleaner interface and social network integration

Hotmail becomes Outlook.com as Microsoft revamps email platform with cleaner interface and social network integration

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Microsoft has begun previewing Outlook.com, a refined email experience available to try now for all existing Hotmail users. The idea is to provide a more polished Outlook experience for people’s personal email accounts, be it on the computer or a mobile... >>

75 per cent of Brits still use PCs to email not smartphones

75 per cent of Brits still use PCs to email not smartphones

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Microsoft is continuing its fight against "greymail", the rogue emails that clog up inboxes but aren't spam. The Hotmail team wants people to realise that all the newsletters they once subscribed to, and marketing nonsense they continue to receive, can... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #58 - iPhone 5 Special

Pocket-lint Podcast #58 - iPhone 5 Special

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The "Let's Talk iPhone" Apple press conference is imminent, so the team turns its immediate attention to the iPhone 5, no, hang on, er, the iPhone 4S, nope, bugger, Tim Cook's possible catchphrase. Oh, you get the picture. Also on the agenda for Rik Henderson,... >>

Microsoft takes on graymail with refreshed Hotmail service

Microsoft takes on graymail with refreshed Hotmail service

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Microsoft is in the process of relaunching its Hotmail email service with the bold and intriguing mission statement: "Hotmail Starts the War on Graymail". After having successfully reduced the amount of spam messages that you will receive in your inbox... >>

iPhone / iPad Hotmail coming with iOS 5 - confirmed!

iPhone / iPad Hotmail coming with iOS 5 - confirmed!

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While the Hotmail application for Android handsets and tablets is now available, it's only a matter of time before Apple iPhone and iPad owners will be able to integrate Hotmail email accounts with their devices too. However, it won't be released in app... >>

Hotmail Android pictures and hands-on

Hotmail Android pictures and hands-on

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Microsoft has released an official Hotmail application for Android, and Pocket-lint was invited to the company's London headquarters to check it out in advance of its public unveiling. Demonstrated by Bryan Saftler, Hotmail product manager, Microsoft... >>

Hotmail says bye to silly passwords

Hotmail says bye to silly passwords

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Passwords that even a cat could hack are set to be banned from Hotmail after users continue to use weak letter combinations to protect their accounts. Things like 'password' and 'ilovecats' are out, with new users having to use properly complex logins.... >>

Hotmail set for summer revamp

Hotmail set for summer revamp

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Microsoft has announced that Hotmail is in for a major overhaul with an array of new features that it hopes will put pressure on its webmail rivals such as Gmail. The best new feature, by far, is the Active View function. What this means for users are... >>

What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?

What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?

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Microsoft currently hosts around 1.3 billion Hotmail inboxes, according to statistics just released from the software giant, that make fascinating reading for anyone interested in an at-a-glance look at the once-seminal webmail service. In a blog post,... >>