Microsoft: use any e-mail address with Hotmail

By Emil ยท 36 replies
Nov 1, 2010
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  1. Microsoft has announced that users can now send and receive e-mail from a non-Hotmail address using Windows Live Hotmail. The feature, called EASI ID, is rolling out today and will be available worldwide in the next few days.

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  2. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Hasn't gmail had this feature for years now or am I wrong?
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,651   +1,092

    i've been using this feature for long time now on gmail. (unless i read the new wrong and it's talking about something else)
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    People still use Hotmail? :p
  5. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    So now you can setup your hotmail and gmail to read each other's emails, therefore, anytime you log into either of your email accounts you can get spammed...fantastic! (jk of course)
  6. kazarm

    kazarm TS Rookie Posts: 29

    When the IMAP protocol is implemented I will find it interesting.
    I have been using Gmail with Thunderbird/IMAP for years and would not settle for only POP3.
  7. Flipcharm

    Flipcharm TS Rookie

    MS is so late to this. Again. I wonder why we're wondering
  8. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    My Windows Live mail has been telling me to do this for months. I don't think it's very new
  9. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Yay now I can spam from my 2000 spam accounts right from Hotmail! I'm not sure which is funnier, Microsoft finally getting around to this, or the fact they think it's news.
  10. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I wouldn't want to put all my eggs in one basket. Yahoo for yahoo, hotmail for hotmail etc
  11. Breech

    Breech TS Member Posts: 76

    I have accounts across the board and I finds Gmail to be the best of the bunch. Hotmail and Yahoo seem a little sluggish in comparison.
  12. peterbezemer

    peterbezemer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    too little, too late
  13. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    something something gmail something something dont care MS
  14. mtrenal

    mtrenal TS Enthusiast Posts: 46

    Personally this seems to me like another attempt by MS to regain its old monopoly... a very bad attempt, at that. There doesn't seem to be anything novel about this.
  15. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    I must get about 20 to 40 phsing emails every day in my hotmail account. I only use my hotmail address when I buy stuff or need an email on a website I don't trust. Hotmail's spam filter sucks big time. I use gmail for real mail I I seldom if ever get spam.
  16. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Why to use hotmail when gmail provides all the basic functionality. It would be good to use email service of them who dont download all the mails like IMAP service. I am very happy with gmail and might continue using it
  17. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Hotmail's interface is very slow and the new style is too social to be useful, i'm considering doing the same thing but on my Gmail account.
  18. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91


    Gmail has had this for ages...
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Hotmail's skydrive integration is a cool feature, and you can attach 50mb attachment with hotmail, whereas the limit for gmail is 25mb. Total size of attachments can be 10Gb whereas with gmail its only 25mb.

    Microsoft also integrated Hotmail with Office Web Apps, enabling users to view and edit documents online, without having to install an office suite.

    The active view feature doesn't work only for YouTube (gmail only works with YT by the way), it's enabled for many other sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), so you can accept invitations or reply to a Twitter message directly from Hotmail.

    There's also a feature that lets you create a single-use password for signing in on public computers.

    So, google too have a few things to do to catch up with the new Hotmail in some areas, but that's a good thing. Competition is what makes products better resulting improved experience for all of us.

    Now it took me about 1 minute to dig these few differences; I'm sure you can search for more.

    By the way I use Yahoo as my default mail for so many years, just out of habit :rolleyes:
  20. miggypublic

    miggypublic TS Rookie

    Too late for MS to come up with this kind of feature - although nice attempt to regain old hotmail users.
  21. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    LOL. About time! Ammmm if I'm remembering correctly Hotmail already had this feature.
  22. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Hmm I wonder where is CC when his TMS consultancy is required.
  23. f111

    f111 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    LOL cause i want to attach 200 50mb files to 1 email.
    Gmail is fine for me.
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Who said it (gmail) isn't 'fine' for anyone? Next time it would be more prudent if you contribute something useful with your comments.
  25. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    They seem to be a bit late with this.

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