All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hotmail’

WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists

According to the Washington Post‘s latest documents provided by ex-contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency routinely “harvests” the contact lists from email accounts, social media accounts, and instant messengers, some of which belong to American citizens. This is the first revelation of any kind of metadata surveillance that intercepts address books and “buddy lists.” The data is intercepted as …

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Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same thing for years. It also turns out that there have been similar security issues there as well. Back in June, …

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Hotmail Officially Dead, Rolled Into Outlook

In the late 90s, Hotmail was the most popular online email service available. Though Yahoo email and Gmail later arrived to give the service significant competition, Hotmail remained widely used for over 16 years. Now, Hotmail has become another relic of the early internet. Microsoft this week announced that Hotmail is officially gone. The service has been rolled into Microsoft’s …

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Hotmail Replaced With Outlook.com: Smart Brand Decision?

Earlier this week, Microsoft launched Outlook.com to all users. This is a webmail offering that launched in in preview last year, but now all Hotmail users are being transitioned to the new experience. We took a closer look at the new offering here. David Law, the director of product management had to say about the transition from Hotmail: The upgrade …

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Gmail Is Now Bigger Than Hotmail

Google said in June that it had 425 million unique users a month (an increase of 75 million from the number the company reported in January). Google has reportedly claimed the top webmail spot based on its own internal numbers, but GigaOm has now shared some comScore data from October indicating that the third party now has Google ahead of …

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Yahoo Password Breach Is Worse Than Originally Thought

We brought you news this morning that Yahoo Voices was hacked and over 450,000 usernames and passwords were leaked onto the Internet. The initial report stated that most of passwords came from Yahoo or Gmail email addresses. After analyzing the dump, a security company have found it to be worse than initially thought. Security company Rapid7 provided a break down …

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Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding

With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is re-thinking where its cloud services will fit into the mix. As a result, Microsoft has decided to kill the “live” branding it places around those services. In its place will be the new, simply named, Microsoft Account. Yesterday on the Microsoft Deveveloper Network “Building Windows 8” blog, Steven Sinofsky, president of …

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Yahoo! Updates Mail for Android

Yahoo! has just updated their Yahoo! Mail for Android App, offering multiple new ways to customize notifications, amongst other modifications. Users can now option notifications with sound, vibrate or silent, and can add a status bar. Also what’s new is the “select all” checkbox, similar to the former “edit” option, for users to select and manage multiple emails at once. …

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Hotmail’s Spam Protection Amongst Best in Business

According to this Gadgetwise column in the New York Times, Microsoft’s Hotmail offers the best spam protection in the business. SITI, or spam in the inbox, rates have been reduced to record lows, with the advancement of Hotmail’s Smartscreen technology. Reportedly, Microsoft has been able to keep SITI rates down to below 3%. Microsoft also states that user complaints relative …

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Hotmail Gets Deal Ads Instead Of Old School Display Ads

The deals services of today are essentially glorified email marketing. Groupon gets credit for turning the concept in to a huge mainstream trend, and deals are certainly accessible in other ways, but all in all, it’s still email marketing. As long as users are accessing their deals through email, it makes sense then that an email service provider, which already …

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Gmail Stages “Email Intervention” To Save People From Outdated Email

Google has just launched a campaign to attract more users to its already popular Gmail service. It asks current Gmail users to “save their friends from outdated email” by helping them jump on board the Gmail train. The way to do this is with an “email intervention.” Did you hear that AOL, Hotmail, and Yahoo? Google thinks you are so …

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Hotmail Introduces “Instant Email”

You don’t much hear about Hotmail, or, well, email as a whole much anymore — unless, of course, there’s some kind of virus running rampant. That being said, even news on that particular front is pretty quiet. The fact is, email is largely ubiquitous, so much so, it’s pretty much become an invisible technology. Everyone who wants it has one …

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Report Looks at Just How Important Email is To Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

Pingdom has put together an interesting report looking at just how important webmail is for the three companies that dominate it – Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Citing data from Alexa, the firm finds that Gmail makes up 23% of the traffic to Google.com, Hotmail gets 39% of the traffic to Microsoft’s Live.com, and Yahoo Mail gets 20% of the traffic …

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Microsoft Adds “Active View” Support for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, LivingSocial

Microsoft announced added support for its “Active View” functionality in Hotmail, for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, and LivingSocial. In a nutshell, this means you can now interact with each of these services as if you were on their respective sites, without leaving the inbox. Pretty nifty. “First, we focused on popular types of emails with photos, videos, documents, and shipping notifications …

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Microsoft Office Web Apps for Hotmail Available Everywhere

Microsoft announced that its Office Web Apps for Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail are now available n 18 new countries in Central and South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. “In the nine months since they launched, Office Web Apps are …

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Facebook Chat In Hotmail Goes Live Worldwide

Five months ago, Microsoft announced that Hotmail users in Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S. could begin to chat with their Facebook friends while checking their email.  Now the integration of Hotmail and Facebook Chat is complete in every place where Facebook is available.

We’ll admit: this may not sound like a big deal insofar as it’s pretty simple to toggle between a Hotmail tab and a Facebook tab.  But the development at least goes to show that relations between Microsoft and Facebook are as good as ever.

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Hotmail Gets Email Aliases

Microsoft has launched a new feature for Hotmail, providing Hotmail users with aliases so they don’t have to give their primary email address to every site that asks for one, and still don’t have to go create a whole new account. 

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Communication Breakdown: When Email Goes Down

At the end of December, some Hotmail users experienced problems with their email – it was gone. Messages and folders went completely missing from their accounts. Luckily, for those users, the emails came back. 

Microsoft says it recovered 100% of email and folders for the accounts affected. Unfortunately, for those who didn’t sign into their accounts between the time of the incident and the time the account was restored, any messages sent to their accounts during that time would have bounced. 

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Microsoft Makes Email Content Dynamic With Active Views in Hotmail

Microsoft has some interesting news out for Hotmail users. The company has partnered with some other companies to bring a new kind of email to the inbox – one that is as up to date as possible, and lets users interact with sites from within the email itself.

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Hotmail Gets a New Round of Feature Upgrades

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out some new features to Hotmail. These include: the ability to track packages referenced in your email from Hotmail itself, chat with Facebook friends, sharing photos more easily with expanded coverage and new features, viewing more videos from inside Hotmail, and organizing and finding important email with subfolders.

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Craigslist CEO Goes Off on CNN’s Amber Lyon

Craiglist CEO Jim Buckmaster wrote a feisty blog post aimed at CNN’s Amber Lyon. It begins:

I see you’ve now gotten around to requesting an interview with me or a company spokesperson, 90 days after you ambushed our namesake and founder, Craig Newmark, following his May 20th talk on veteran’s affairs and other issues unrelated to craigslist, at a conference in Washington.

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Bing Maps Integration Comes to Hotmail

Microsoft has launched some new Bing Maps integration with Hotmail. When Hotmail users create a new email message, they can insert Bing Maps data.

When a user selects "Maps and Places", a task pane opens, which lets you add new locations or interact with previously defined locations. It will default to the address you have in your Windows live profile. If you add a new place, you can store it in a Bing Maps collection and pick it from a list later.

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All Hotmail Users Now Have the New Version

Microsoft announced that it has completed the roll out of its new Hotmail experience. All customers have now been upgraded.

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MySpace Comes to Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger

MySpace has announced integration with Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail. The beta integration is rolling out to mutual users of the two services starting today.

"By integrating core features of both platforms, users will be able to discover what their friends are doing online through photos and the activity stream across social networks," says MySpace’s Manu Rekhi.

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Microsoft Previews New Hotmail Upgrade

Microsoft has introduced a preview of its Hotmail email service aimed at reducing inbox clutter and winning over users of other rival services such as Yahoo mail and Gmail.

Key highlights of the revamped Windows Live Hotmail include the ability to create and edit Office documents right in the inbox, view new emails from friends, social network updates, shipments and appointments upon logging in.

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Compete Documents Hotmail Dominance

If you ever set out to collect personal email addresses at a tech gathering, here’s a tip: generally speaking, you can save time by typing or writing out the "@gmail" part before approaching people.  But Compete provided a bit of a reality check today by showing that Hotmail remains in the top spot overall.

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