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Gmail finally overtakes Hotmail as world's top email service

By Jos
Nov 1, 2012
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  1. Internet analytics firm comScore is putting an end to any disputes about Gmail's dominance in the webmail market -- in case you were keeping scores. According to their traffic data for October, Google's email service has finally overtaken Hotmail with...

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  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    Well that didn't take long.
     
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 892   +133

    I'm not surprised. Gmail has been the go-to service for a while. Microsoft's relaunched Outlook.com is pretty great, but the company hasn't done anything to market it.
     
  4. Every Android has a mandatory GMail account for using the market place and hotmail is on the way out, being replaced by the new Outllook platform.

    So, no surprise really.

    GMail is fairly naff though. I have one for my tablet but never look at it.
     
  5. I did not know it even existed anymore.
     
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,710   +62

    This.

    However

    Verizon forced me to make a gmail account, I still have it and like it way more then yahoo, its nice and simple, no ads slamming my face. Not to say there is anything wrong with hotmail.
     
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,372   +407

    People are still using HotMail?
     
  8. gcarter

    gcarter TS Rookie Posts: 44   +13

    I only keep a hotmail account to act as a contact account should my gmail become compromised.
    In all honesty, hotmail seems to mark a lot of legitimate email as spam.
     
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,577   +47

    I prefer my Gmail over Hotmail. I only seem to get spam through my Hotmail account.
     
  10. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 811   +91

    Windows Live Messenger is legit :|

    I think it lets you use other emails to register though. I seen numerous logins from people using gmail accounts among other that weren't yahoo or windows live emails.
     
  11. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 617   +96

    Why don't you do what I did in like 2004 switch your spam filter on in hotmail and only emails that are on your approved list get in. The rest go into the junk mail filter!
     
     
  12. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,094   +110

    Yahoo mail is just bad.
     
  13. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    Oh my, just look at that chart
     


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