All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Outlook.com’

Microsoft Adds New Features To Outlook.com

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the addition of new Advanced Rules, new Undo functionality, in-line replies, and more personal messaging. It calls its advanced rules the most sophisticated rules in webmail. Users can create multi-condition and multi-action rules, and set their inboxes to organize automatically. Advanced rules can be combined with existing rules and customized. There are some optional conditions that …

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Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Skype is now available from Outlook.com for users all over the world. Last summer, the company announced availability in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Canada. They’ve also added HD video calling for PC users, improvements to call notifications and support for Safari on Macs. “With Skype for Outlook.com, you can easily connect with your Skype …

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Microsoft Adds New Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com In Hopes Of Stealing Away Users

Microsoft announced a new feature for Outlook.com aimed at making it easier for users to import their Gmail accounts. As you may know, much of Microsoft’s “Scroogled” efforts have slung mud at Gmail, in hopes of gaining more Outlook.com users. Interestingly enough, there aren’t nearly as many people complaining about Gmail these days as are complaining about Yahoo Mail, despite …

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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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Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S.

Microsoft announced today that it is launching a preview version of Skype integration in its Outlook.com webmail product in the U.S. The company has been testing it in other markets like the U.K., Brazil and Canada, but until now, U.S. users have had to wait. “The Skype for Outlook.com preview makes it easy to connect with your Skype friends right …

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Outlook.com Users Can Now Make Skype Calls Directly From Their Inbox

Last year, Microsoft introduced an entirely new Outlook.com in an attempt to revitalize its email client. Early results (from Microsoft) say its working, and now it’s adding even more functionality to tempt more people over to its side. Microsoft announced that it’s rolling out a preview of Skype for Outlook.com to those in the UK today. It already integrated Skype …

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Microsoft Launches ‘versaTiles’ Ad Format For Outlook.com

Microsoft introduced a new ad format for Outlook.com today, called versaTiles. It’s currently being sold in the U.S. and Brazil, but will also soon launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain and the U.K. The format consists of flexible-sized tile strips, which Microsoft says gives advertisers a “valuable surface area” to deliver relevant content in scenarios where …

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Virus Bulletin Backs Gmail Security Claims, Says Yahoo, Outlook.com Have Problems

Virus Bulletin has put out a report saying that its own data supports recent security claims made by Google about Gmail. Last week, Google put out a blog post claiming to have substantially reduced the amount of compromised accounts. The company said hit has reduced the number by 99.7% since 2011. Google security engineer Mike Hearn wrote: Every time you …

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Is Gmail Privacy As Bad As Microsoft Says It Is?

Last week, Microsoft launched a new “Scroogled” campaign. In case you don’t recall, the company launched a campaign under that name during the holiday season, calling out Google Shopping for its paid Google Shopping model (a move that has been controversial). This time, Microsoft is using the “Scroogled” brand again to attack a decade-old feature of Google’s Gmail – the …

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Scroogled Petition Has 79K Signatures, Many Seem To Be Signing The Wrong Thing

Microsoft keeps on keeping on with this Scroogled thing. We’ve been alerted that there’s now an infographic to go along with it. The company says its Scroogled petition has reached 78,000 signatures (It’s actually at over 79K). It’s unclear how many of those signatures are actually related to the “issue” at hand. I don’t have time to browse through that …

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Microsoft Launches Outlook.com To All. Is It Better Than Gmail?

Microsoft has announced that Outlook.com, the new webmail offering it launched in limited preview last year, is officially launching worldwide to all. According to the company, it has already amassed 60 million users in 6 months. According to a report from Bloomberg, a third of that number is made up of people who switched from Gmail for their primary free …

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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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