Microsoft: use any e-mail address with Hotmail

Emil

TS Rookie
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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Puiu

TS Evangelist
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)
 

vangrat

TS Rookie
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)
 

kazarm

TS Rookie
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.
 

KG363

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

taea00

TS Enthusiast
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.
 

Breech

TS Enthusiast
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.
 

mtrenal

TS Enthusiast
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.
 

Tedster

Techspot old timer.....
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.
 

ruzveh

Banned
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
 

Serag

TS Booster
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.
 

Archean

TechSpot Paladin
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:
 

f111

TS Rookie
Archean said:
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.
LOL cause i want to attach 200 50mb files to 1 email.
Gmail is fine for me.
 

Archean

TechSpot Paladin
LOL cause i want to attach 200 50mb files to 1 email.
Gmail is fine for me.
Who said it (gmail) isn't 'fine' for anyone? Next time it would be more prudent if you contribute something useful with your comments.