Microsoft Outlook

By elfi
Jan 9, 2009
  1. Hi,

    why do companies use microsoft outlook than just hotmail.
    i need some strong points why

  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    well outlook on your PC means you can read email whilst not connected to the internet, as the emails are stored either on the local PC or in a corporate layout on a network drive.

    Its easier to sort out as the mail is on the PC, rather than on a remote server, we all know the internet is slow at times and remote servers can fail leaving you without the ability to read emails.

    also outlook in companies send/receives internal mail as well as external mail.

    Companies can impose restrictions on what type of mail is sent/recieved, this includes blocking malicious programs such as exe file etc and prevents the spread of viri.

    Outlook has a much better interface which includes several things like reminders, calenders, journals etc.

    I also find mail sent direct to my inbox gets there quicker than mail sent to my Hotmail account.

    Just my thoughts
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Companies frequently have Standard Software Profiles, meaning that all users WILL
    have many programs installed which are common throughout the company.

    This reduces software support costs.

    VERY FEW companies will use something like Hotmail, Yahoo mail or Gmail due to
    security and privacy concerns. This is what drives them to install Exchange Server
    and host all email services internally.

    The feature set of Outlook has a lot to offer.
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