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Hotmail set for summer revamp

Hotmail set for summer revamp

By 18 May 2010

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... >>

Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK

Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK

By 4 May 2010

Old-school users of Google's free webmail service in the UK might remember that in the first half of the 00s, the service shared a "Gmail" name with the rest of the world. However, a trademark dispute meant that from 19 October, 2005, Gmail had to be... >>

Gmail vows to fix slowness problems

Gmail vows to fix slowness problems

By 15 March 2010

At the SxSWi festival in Austin, Texas, Google has admitted that Gmail can be too slow, but promised to fix that, as well as throwing a bone to people who get irritated switching between a regular Google account and a Google Apps account. Googler Jonathan... >>

Gmail gets Xobni-like sidebar

Gmail gets Xobni-like sidebar

By 5 March 2010

Perhaps you love Xobni, the plugin for Outlook which pulls in data and statistics about your contacts and displays them in a handy toolbar. Perhaps you also love Gmail, Google's webmail client that offers a boatload of storage and access from anywhere... >>

Gmail adds features, retires others

Gmail adds features, retires others

By 25 February 2010

Google has taken inventory of the features present in the Labs section of its Gmail product and graduated a selection to full-time use, while removing others. The reasoning is that the Labs portion of Gmail had started to get a bit crowded - with more... >>

Facebook planning webmail product?

Facebook planning webmail product?

By 5 February 2010

It's being suggested that Facebook is planning to take on the likes of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft in launching a webmail service to replace its increasingly-dilapidated messaging interface. According to sources quoted by TechCrunch, the social network,... >>

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?

By 23 December 2009

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,... >>

New and improved Yahoo Mail gets global release

New and improved Yahoo Mail gets global release

By 28 August 2007

Yahoo Mail has announced the global availability of the new version of Yahoo Mail. This latest version provides consumers with the ability to chat in real time with users of Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger, via an integrated IM... >>