- Windows Live Hotmail is now Outlook.com and still free
- Outlook.com Free Email Review
- Outlook: free email service
- What do we like?
- What we don’t like
- How Outlook.com helps you manage your email
- Security and privacy are a big part of Outlook.com
- Access to free Outlook.com
Windows Live Hotmail is now Outlook.com and still free
Microsoft, formerly known as Hotmail, offers a free web-based email service called Outlook.com. On Outlook.com, you can still create an email address using the hotmail.com domain name. Or you can create an email address with Outlook.com or live.com domains. Learn more about the pros and cons of this email service.
Outlook.com Free Email Review
Outlook.com offers free email with unlimited storage and support for attachments up to 50 MB each (10 GB per email). The Outlook.com service provides phishing, virus, and spam scans to help protect your privacy and improve the security of your account.
Outlook Online Web App offers many of the same features as the Outlook desktop app. It includes a reading pane, easy drag and drop, text editing, and keyboard shortcuts.
Outlook.com offers many ways to search, sort, and classify your email:
Use quick view and filters to focus on contacts email, social updates, photo emails, Office documents, and more. Or use filters to move or delete emails.
Do a quick search to find emails exchanged between contacts. Or use the built-in Live Messenger to chat with your contacts
Set up free-form labels to classify email. Outlook.com automatically assigns built-in shortcuts to newsletters, invoices, and social updates, among other things.
Broad actions help keep incoming messages tidy by automatically archiving or deleting certain types of email.
Outlook.com offers other useful features to help you get more done:
Set up additional addresses (and up to 15 aliases) to send and receive email from Outlook.com POP accounts.
Sync your Outlook.com account across all your devices and access your email, calendars, and contacts on any device, anywhere.
Open Outlook.com with a POP email client (such as the Outlook desktop app) and forward incoming email to another email address.
Create a vacation autoresponder to answer emails while you’re away.
Outlook: free email service
What do we like?
Quickly find and organize email.
Send from other email addresses with Outlook.com.
Send files up to 10 GB via email.
What we don’t like
Does not provide IMAP access.
Unable to save search results as folders in Outlook.com.
Outlook.com is easy to use. You can easily search all your email and use your own folders along with filters to sort your email. But Outlook.com doesn’t include search folders or folders that learn from your actions.
How Outlook.com helps you manage your email
Automatic folders collect emails with photos, emails with attached Office documents, or emails classified in a certain way. You can create and apply your own categories, or use the built-in categories, such as Accounts, Newsletter, and Social Updates. Outlook.com automatically applies these built-in categories.
Outlook.com offers many ways to view your messages. Increase the number of emails from contacts to make it easier to read messages. Quickly sort social media and discussion group updates in any folder to view posts from the group. Or use flags to pin messages to the top of your inbox.
To automate the cleaning of incoming messages, set filters to automatically delete or send incoming mail, automatically archive old mail from specific senders (e.g. mailing lists), or the most recent copy of the message from another save sender.
Security and privacy are a big part of Outlook.com
Outlook.com offers strong security and privacy. Outlook.com scans for viruses and does not display images that violate privacy, such as without permission. The spam filter on Outlook.com does not filter all junk email; You may find a random spam message in your inbox instead of your junk mail folder. For more control over spam messages, set Outlook.com to include only email from known senders in your inbox.
Access to free Outlook.com
If you don’t prefer online email, use Windows Mail with an Outlook.com account on Windows. Or download the messages to your desktop email application or to your mobile devices with POP (Outlook.com does not support IMAP access).
If you like Outlook web app for email, use Outlook.com web interface as your email client and download email from other POP accounts. Then send email from Outlook.com using one of your email addresses.