Microsoft recently released its new webmail service Outlook.com to the public. The new email service from Microsoft includes all the features and options you would expect in a good mail service.

Even though Outlook.com includes industry leading spam protection technology, users might occasionally receive spam messages in the inbox. To help users block spam senders, Microsoft has introduced a new feature that automatically deletes messages from spam senders.

In Outlook.com, you can easily add an email address to the blocked list so you can block users who send spam messages to your inbox. When you receive emails from blocked email addresses, Outlook.com automatically deletes them.

In this article, we will show you how to add an email address to blocked list in Outlook.com.

Step 1: Log in to Outlook by entering your email address and password.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon located in the upper-right corner of the page, click More mail settings.

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Step 3: Here, under the Preventing junk email section, click Safe and blocked senders.

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Step 4: Next, click Blocked senders to add an email address to the blocked list.

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Step 5: Enter your email address that you want to add to the blocked senders list and click Add to list.

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You can also add a whole domain to the blocked list but we suggest you against doing so as all messages from the blocked domain will automatically be deleted.

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From now onwards, whenever you receive an email from blocked email addresses, Outlook.com automatically deletes the email for you.

To remove a blocked email address or domain, select it and then click Remove from the list.

See more: How to Backup and Restore Your Outlook Data

These instructions are for Outlook 2007 and 2010. They don’t backup the email account information (password, servers, and so on). So let’s concentrate on backing up and restoring data that’s harder to recreate, like your inbox, calendar, and contacts.

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(Open the folder that contains your Outlook data)

Backing up Outlook is really a simple, matter of copying the Outlook folder to a safe location. The hardest part is getting to the folder. And even that’s not particularly difficult.

If you’re using Outlook 2007, click Tools, then select Account Settings. For version 2010, click the File tab, then select the Info option in the left pane, then Account Settings, and Account Settings again.

In either version, this will bring you to the Account Settings dialog box, where you should click the Data Files tab. Select your Outlook Data File, then click the Open Folder button (version 2007) or the Open File Location button (2010).

The folder containing your Outlook data will open in Windows Explorer. Return to Outlook, close the Account Settings dialog box, then close Outlook.

Back in Windows Explorer, copy the contents of this folder to a safe location, such as an external hard drive.

That’s it. Outlook is backed up. Now let’s jump ahead to that day you need to restore that data.

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(Complete the process of restoring Outlook data)

After you’ve installed Office, open Outlook, and walk it through the setup wizard.

Once you have Outlook running, start the Import and Export wizard: To do this in Outlook 2007, select File, then Import and Export. In Outlook 2010, click the File tab, select the Open option on the left, then the Import option.

Once the wizard is up, select Import from another program or file and click Next.

For the file type, select Personal Folder File (.pst).

Then click Next, click the Browse button and find the backed up Outlook folder. Select the appropriate file (probably Outlook, or Outlook.pst if you have Windows set to show file extensions).

As you go through the rest of the wizard, select Personal Folders, make sure Include subfolders is checked, and click Finish.

Thus, all your old data will be restored in MS Outlook.

See more: How to Combine All Your Email Addresses into Outlook

 

Microsoft’s new Outlook.com allows you to see email from all your email accounts in one inbox and send messages from other email addresses in one familiar interface. if you’re tired of checking multiple inboxes, try combining them.

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Email Aliases

If you want to create multiple email addresses and combine them into one email inbox, you can use Outlook.com’s email aliases feature. This is easier than juggling multiple accounts and linking them together. You’ll just have multiple email addresses associated with the same account, not different email accounts with their own passwords and separate inboxes.

To create an alias, click Create an Outlook Alias on the More mail settings screen.

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Email Forwarding

If you have one or more existing email accounts that you want to receive email from in your Outlook.com inbox, you can use either email forwarding or Outlook.com’s mail fetching feature. Email forwarding is ideal – when your other email account receives email, it will immediately forward the new mail to your Outlook.com inbox with minimal delay.

However, this requires that your other email account has support for email forwarding. If it doesn’t, you can use the mail fetching feature below.

This process will be different depending on your other email account. Outlook.com does support email forwarding, so you can combine several Outlook.com or Hotmail email addresses together in this way. First, log into the account where you want to forward email from. If you’re using another Outlook.com account, open the More mail settings screen from the gear menu.

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Click the Email forwarding link under Managing your account.

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Select Forward your mail to another email account and provide the address of your main Outlook.com account. When this other account receives email, it will automatically forward the email to your main Outlook.com inbox.

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Note that you will need to log into this account once every 270 days, or Microsoft may delete your other email address. Other webmail providers may have similar restrictions, although Google doesn’t automatically delete Gmail addresses.

Repeat this process for each email address you want to receive email from in your main inbox.

=>>> How To Add a Background Picture to a Message in Outlook

Mail Fetching

Outlook.com’s mail fetching feature is ideal when you have another email account that can’t automatically forward mail to you. It will work with any email account that supports the standard POP3 protocol. After setting up mail fetching, Outlook.com will automatically check your other email account for new email and pull it into your Outlook.com inbox — just like a desktop email application would.

Note that mail fetching has some limitations. It’s limited to a maximum of 50 messages, which are fetched every 30 minutes. If you have more than 50 messages to receive, they’ll be grabbed by Outlook.com at the next 30-minute refresh. For this reason, mail forwarding is a faster, better solution if your other account supports it. For more information about these limitations, check out Microsoft’s help page on the subject.

To set up mail fetching, click the Sending/receiving email from other accounts link under Managing your account.

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Click the Add an email account link on this page.

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Enter the email address and password of your other account.

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Outlook.com will try to determine the appropriate POP3 email server settings automatically, but you can also click the Advanced Options link and enter your other email account’s server information by hand.

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You’ll be asked whether you want to receive the email in your inbox or in an account-specific folder. You’ll also have to log into the email account and click a confirmation link before Outlook.com will start showing you the account’s email.

You can add up to four different POP3 accounts on the Sending/receiving mail from other accounts page.

Send Mail From

Receiving all your email in one inbox is only one part of the puzzle. You’ll probably want to reply to the email occasionally, and people may be confused if you reply from an @outlook.com address instead of the address they sent the email to. To send emails from Outlook.com that appear to be from your other account, set up Outlook.com’s Send Mail From feature.

When you set up an account with the mail-fetching feature and click the link in the confirmation email, it will automatically be set up as a new Send Mail From address. If you used the email forwarding method above or want to add a different email account, click the Add another account to send mail from link.

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Enter the other email address you want to send mail from and click the Send verification email button.

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After clicking the verification link sent to the other email account, you’ll be able to select the other email address when sending emails.

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That’s all steps to do.  From now, you will receive email from multiple accounts and sending email from multiple email addresses in your Outlook.com inbox.

 

In Outlook you can add a background picture to your message. In this article, we will introduce to you some basic steps to add color or background picture to an email message in Outlook 2007 or 2010.

Note that you and the recipient will need to have HTML mode enabled to see the backgrounds.

First, launch Outlook and start a new email. To add the background, enter the recipient’s address then click the Options tab ->Page Color(with Outlook 2010) or All ->Format ->Page Color (with Outlook 2007). The background changes as you hover over each color.

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To add an image click Page Color ->Fill Effects.

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The Fill Effects screen opens. Under the Picture tab, click the Select Picture button and browse to the the picture you want to set as the background.

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Here I selected a desktop wallpaper. Click OK.

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Depending on the background you choose, change the color of of the text so it’s readable.

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Very simple and easy! Good luck!

See more: Configure an Outlook.com account with Microsoft Outlook Desktop

Microsoft Outlook is an email management program on the desktop that quite popular worldwide. The following article describes how to configure Outlook.com account to work with Microsoft Outlook easily.

The steps are applied to Microsoft Outlook 2013. First, you open up Microsoft Outlook 2013 and go to the File tab -> Add Account.

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In the Add account window, check the Manual setup or additional server types option, and then click Next. In the next dialog box, select POP or IMAP then move to the next step.

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Now, enter some information to configure the account. First, in Your Name section, enter your name, then enter the email address that ends with @outlook.com in the Email Address. In the Account Type section, click the arrow button and select POP3.

Next, enter the Incoming and Outgoing mail server. For Outlook account, the incoming mail server is pop3.live.comand outgoing server is smtp.live.com.

Under the Login information, enter your username and your Gmail password.

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Now, go to More Settings. In the Outgoing server tab, enable the first option My Outgoing server requires authentication and make sure that the Use same settings as my incoming mail server option marked.

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Then switch to Advanced tab and check the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)box and enter the appropriate port numbers. For the incoming mail server, enter 995 and enable the option this server requires an encrypted connection. In the outgoing mail server, enter the number 587 and choose TLS from the drop down list.

Adjust the slider in the Server Timeouts section at least 2 minutes. When you connecte-mail accounts with Microsoft Outlook, it will automatically download these emails to the computer, and after a period of time, the emails on the server will be deleted.

So if you want to keep a copy on the server, check the Leave a copy of messages on the server box and uncheck the box Remove from server after.

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Once you’re done with that, click OK and return to the Gmail settings window. Now, click on Test Account Settings button, Microsoft Outlook will check the settings you’ve entered into by trying to log in to the server and send a test email. If the message dialog “Congratulation! …” appears, then you have successfully configured.

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Finally, click Close -> Next -> Finish. Now you can use email address that ends in @outlook.com to send and receive email in Microsoft Outlook easily.

Setup Alias Outlook.com in Microsoft Outlook:

The steps to configure Alias to send email in Microsoft Outlook is the same as above, however, there are some minor changes. In the configuration dialog, Email Address section, enter the virtual e-mail address (Alias), and in theUser Name box, enter the primary email address (including @outlook.com).

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For steps to configure and check the connection, you do the same as above. Now, when writing a new email, simply select the email address that you need to use in Form section.

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Besides these settings steps as shown above, you can see more How to use Outlook Connector for Hotmail on Internet.

=>> Recover a Lost Windows Live Hotmail Password

 

 

 

 

 

If you accidentally lose your Hotmail account – can’t login Hotmail which contains lots of contact information of your friends, relatives, partners… you can use these following methods to recover your Hotmail account.

Method 1: Get back your account use Phone or Alternate email address which you provided when registering

First, go to the link https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx

In the interface displayed, choose the form of recovering your account, such as:

I forgot my password: forgot your password.
I know my password and Windows Live ID, but can’t sign in: you know your password and account name, but you can’t sign in.
I think someone else is using my Windows Live ID: you suspect this account had been hacked.

 

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After clicking on the link“Reset your password”, Enter your user name or your phone into the Windows Live ID field, enter your code in the Character box and click Next.

Select Email me a text link. Password recovery link will be sent to secondary email that you provided when you registered, click on the link to set a new password and log in to mailbox as normal.

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Method 2: Recover passwords stored in Windows Live Messenger/Windows Live Mail apps

If you are using utility software such as Windows Live Messenger or Windows Live Mail and have used Remember password feature, you can use free tools such as Mail Pass View or Messenger Pass View. These two utilities are easy to use and they’ll help you regain your account password easily.

Method 3: Restore the password when you only remember some basic information

If you can’t recover the password with two ways recommended above as well as remember the security questions, you can still use the help of Windows Live to recover your password.

First, please visit: https://account.live.com/acsr

In the interface appearing, click Continue twice.

Step 1: Enter an email address that can be contacted in the empty box at the Contact email address, then click Continue.

Step 2: Enter the ID of the Windows Live/Hotmail account then click Continue.

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Step 3: In the next step, you are asked to complete personal information when registering an account. You enter the full name, date of birth, country,…

The information in the fields marked with a star is mandatory. If you do not remember all the information, simply enter I do not remember.

If you are using PC and have used it to access the mailbox which was lost, then, this is such valuable information to help you recover your account. Access https://www.whatismyip.com to determine the IP address of the computer and enter this number into the box Your IP address.

For Hotmail account you can enter the name of a friend in your phonebook, headlines of some emails you’ve received,…

For Live Messenger you enter your nickname and some contactable friends. The more information provided, the faster you can regain your account.

After that, click Continue and wait for the searching process and verify the information.

Step 4: Write PIN code which is provided and tick the box Checking this box verifies that you have written down your PIN… Enter your PIN and click Submit.

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Note: Microsoft will carry out to test and if the information you provide is accurate, your account’s password will be emailed to you within 24 hours. If after 24 hours you have not received your account, you can access the email address registered in step 1 and click on the link there to go to the Private Forum page and discuss directly with the representative of Microsoft to get your account back.

See more: Microsoft upgrades Hotmail: The most outstanding features

 

 

 

With the continuous growth of Gmail, the “giant” Microsoft has decided to upgrade its Hotmail service to compete with rivals.

Hotmail is the first email service in the world. The service was launched in 1996 with a friendly interface, stable and high-reliability so then Hotmail has attracted a large number of users in the world. In 1997, the giant software company – Microsoft bought this service for $400 million. Since then, Hotmail become the most popular email service in the world with the backing of Microsoft.

However, Google’s Gmail has recently emerged and growing rapidly with much more prominent innovations. Hotmail still has a huge number of user but no one sure whether service might be overcome or not by Gmail because Hotmail does not seem to have any innovations for many years.

Therefore, Microsoft has decided to launch an update to the online mail service this summer, it’ll include some features that are actually innovative, well-thought-out and useful.

=>>> How to forward an email to other account in Hotmail

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Here are some interesting new features of New Hotmail version:

New Inbox Views

These automatically generated filters help you find what really interests you in your inbox. The most useful is probably the “From contacts” view, which shows only emails from people in your contact list. This does a pretty good job of isolating only the messages you really need to respond to, especially if you have all the people you work with regularly in your contacts list.

Another filter shows all your updates from social networks like Twitter and Facebook, while a third finds mail like newsletters and email blasts to large groups. And there are views that find all e-mails with photos or office documents attached or that contain shipping updates.

Of course, you can create some of these filters yourself in a service like Gmail, but lots of people won’t go through the hassle. Microsoft has done a good job of recognizing what filters many people would want and building them automatically.

Sweeping Out the Junk

These days, most true spam (such as Viagra ads and porn come-ons) gets caught before it ever gets to your inbox. But you still get semi-spam messages: newsletters that you signed up for, but then found weren’t that useful or coupons from a store you no longer shop with. With a little work, you could figure out how to unsubscribe, but Hotmail’s Sweep feature makes evicting them from your inbox much easier.

You can select messages in your inbox, then move or delete them en masse-and choose to automatically apply the same action to future messages from the senders in question. It’s a sort of hybrid of bulk actions and rules, and a clever tool for keeping your inbox tidy.

Active View

Active View, Microsoft’s typically obtuse label, is actually a very cool function. For example, your friend sends you an e-mail about the latest YouTube video showing accidental damage to a man’s nether region. Instead of getting just a link to the video, you see a thumbnail of the pole-vaulting disaster and can play the video in a popup window right in your inbox. Besides the YouTube videos, the system also supports Hulu videos.

Active View also works with pictures. If a friend attaches a few shots from their vacation, you’ll see thumbnails of the pictures in the email. You can scroll through the thumbnails in the same window or click on them and see a slideshow in a pop-up window.

Your friends don’t have to use Hotmail for Active View to work on your end, but your system must have Microsoft’s Silverlight installed.

Edit Attachments in Office Online

When someone sends you a document in Word, Excel or Powerpoint, Hotmail will give you the option of opening it in the Office online apps. You can choose to edit the document online, in which case Hotmail will automatically upload it to Skydrive, the Microsoft cloud storage site. Then you can respond with a link to the online document containing your changes.

Bing Integration

Not surprisingly, Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, is heavily integrated with Hotmail. What is surprising, is the seamless way the two can interact. When you’re writing a message in Hotmail, you can choose to insert information from Bing – images, videos, movie times and information, map data and webpage info. A side panel pops up that lets you search Bing for what you’re looking for. Find it and you can simply click Insert below the item. Hotmail will place the image, map or other data directly into your message, along with a link that lets you go to the search result in Bing.

I don’t know if the sum of all these improvements will be enough to move me out of Gmail, but they’re clearly the product of some innovative thinking that should advance the online e-mail world.

Exchange support

Hotmail has a decent version for mobile browsers, but Microsoft is also enabling access through Exchange ActiveSync, letting you use your phone’s own e-mail, contact, and calendar apps as long as the handset supports Exchange.

 

 

 

Forwarding email in Hotmail helps you move messages from one mailbox to another email address to check in many different cases. The setup is quite simple. Refer to the following article of Hotmailsigninhelp.net

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Hotmail is one of the Microsoft services helps you send and receive messages as well as register Outlook with similar features. Like Gmail, Yahoo … forward feature has been updated in Hotmail. If you do not know how to use it, follow instruction below.

Forward email to other account in Hotmail:

Step 1: Log into your Hotmail account

At the interface select the gear icon -> select Options (Settings).

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Step 2: Choose Mail ->Account ->Forwarding -> Enter the email address that you want to forward to and select Save.

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In case you want to leave that email address, check Stop forwarding and click Discard to setup forwarding again.

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Hotmailsigninhelp.net just guide you how to forward email in Hotmail. With this way you can easily receive and check email on other email address that is not your primary email account. Goodluck!

 

Hotmail is the first e-mail service in the world, provided by Microsoft and has a large number of users, especially within enterprises. Because of the popularity, users are more prone to cyber attack nowaday. In this post, we will show you how to increase security in Hotmail account.

Here’re 4 basic steps to enhance the security.

Step 1. Use a strong password:

  • Use special characters (@,#,$,…) and number in you password.
  • Avoid selecting “remember password” when you are using public computers.
  • Do not use the same password for multiple accounts. Use additional special characters if you happen to use your password for multiple accounts.

Step 2. Using HTTPS protocol:

To enable HTTPS in Hotmail, go to Option> More options. Chose Advanced Privacy Settings at the Hotmail Options.

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In Managing Your Account section, select the Account Detail line (password, aliases, time zone). After the new page opens, pull down the page and select Connect with https ->Use HTTPS automatically … Finally, click Save to enable HTTPS connection on your account.

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Step 3. Recovering password information:

Make sure your Password Reset Information always update so you reset your password with the information you had given to Microsoft.

Similar to step 2, go to Options -> More options -> Managing your account -> Account Detail (password, aliases, time zone) -> Password Reset Information

From here, you can add alternate email addresses, phone numbers and security question to recover your password if you happen to lost your password.

Once finished, click Save.

Step 4. Using Hotmail on public computers:

Another feature of Hotmail you can use when logging in to your email account on public computers is “Get a single use of simple HTTP on public computers“. This will generate an automated password which you can only use for one time, the password will be send you via text message to your phone.

To enable this feature, select Get a single code to sign in with when log in to your mail account.

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In the next screen, click Get one here and type in your email address and your mobile phone number. Click Send text message and use the code you received to log in to your Hotmail account.

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Each Gmail user has a different demand on the font of the text when composing an email. Someone love the simple style so they often choose

See more: 5 new useful features of Hotmail

For many years, Hotmail does not seem to have any innovations. But when Microsoft launches an update to the online mail service (Windows Live Hotmail) sometime this summer, it’ll include some features that are actually innovative, well-thought-out and useful.

As with Bing, it feels like Microsoft hasn’t been satisfied with just copying popular traits from its rivals, but find compelling new ways for people to interact with email. I’ve gotten a chance to play with the new service early and here are a some interesting new features of Hotmail:

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  1. New Inbox Views

These automatically generated filters help you find what really interests you in your inbox. The most useful is probably the “From contacts” view, which shows only emails from people in your contact list. This does a pretty good job of isolating only the messages you really need to respond to, especially if you have all the people you work with regularly in your contacts list.

Another filter shows all your updates from social networks like Twitter and Facebook, while a third finds mail like newsletters and email blasts to large groups. And there are views that find all e-mails with photos or office documents attached or that contain shipping updates.

Of course, you can create some of these filters yourself in a service like Gmail, but lots of people won’t go through the hassle. Microsoft has done a good job of recognizing what filters many people would want and building them automatically.

  1. Sweeping Out the Junk

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These days, most true spam (such as Viagra ads and porn come-ons)gets caught before it ever gets to your inbox. But you still get semi-spam messages: newsletters that you signed up for, but then found weren’t that useful or coupons from a store you no longer shop with. With a little work, you could figure out how to unsubscribe, but Hotmail’s Sweep feature makes evicting them from your inbox much easier.

You hover over the sender of a message and can choose to delete all messages, from that sender or, automatically move them to a different folder, if you want to keep them, but don’t want them cluttering your inbox.

  1. Active View

Active View, Microsoft’s typically obtuse label, is actually a very cool function. For example,your friend sends you an e-mail about the latest YouTube video showing accidental damage to a man’s nether region. Instead of getting just a link to the video, you see a thumbnail of the pole-vaulting disaster and can play the video in a popup window right in your inbox. Besides the YouTube videos, the system also supports Hulu videos.

Active View also works with pictures. If a friend attaches a few shots from their vacation, you’ll see thumbnails of the pictures in the email. You can scroll through the thumbnails in the same window or click on them and see a slideshow in a pop-up window.

Your friends don’t have to use Hotmail for Active View to work on your end, but your system must have Microsoft’s Silverlight installed.

  1. Edit Attachments in Office Online

When someone sends you a document in Word, Excel or Powerpoint, Hotmail will give you the option of opening it in the Office online apps. You can choose to edit the document online, in which case Hotmail will automatically upload it to Skydrive, the Microsoft cloud storage site. Then you can respond with a link to the online document containing your changes.

  1. Bing Integration

Not surprisingly, Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, is heavily integrated with Hotmail. What is surprising, is the seamless way the two can interact. When you’re writing a message in Hotmail, you can choose to insert information from Bing – images, videos, movie times and information, map data and webpage info. A side panel pops up that lets you search Bing for what you’re looking for. Find it and you can simply click Insert below the item. Hotmail will place the image, map or other data directly into your message, along with a link that lets you go to the search result in Bing.

I don’t know if the sum of all these improvements will be enough to move me out of Gmail, but they’re clearly the product of some innovative thinking that should advance the online e-mail world.

See more: Remove Hotmail account from Microsoft