Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium service now available to all US residents for $19.95 per...

midian182

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After it launched an invite-only pilot program last year, Microsoft released a public preview version of Outlook.com Premium in October. Yesterday, the company officially launched the subscription service, but only to those in the United States.

Microsoft hasn’t made any announcements about bringing Outlook Premium out of its preview state; it was Thurrott.com that reported the news. Anyone based in the US can subscribe to the service, which adds a number of features to the regular Outlook.com program.

Outlook Premium features no banner ads, much like the ad-free version of the regular Outlook that Microsoft offers for $19.95 per year. That means you can view all your emails, photos, and documents without the irritation of constant graphical advertisements.

You can also create five personalized email addresses with your own custom domain names, which is good news for those users who prefer something other than a @outlook.com, @live.com, or @hotmail.com address. The domain name from Microsoft will be free for the first year, and anyone who already owns a domain can use it with the premium service free of charge.

Outlook Premium lets you easily share calendars, contacts, and documents (via OneDrive), with sharing relationships set up automatically between the people who have email addresses on your domain.

You can subscribe to Outlook.com Premium for $19.95 for the first year as long as you do so before March 31, 2017. The price will then increase to $50 per year. If you’re using a Microsoft custom domain, it will cost $10 per year after the first free 12 months.

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Skidmarksdeluxe

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Nice. So now you have to pay a "premium" to not get ad's shoved down your throat. Thanks M$ but I'll keep my 20 bucks out of your greedy, grasping paws and rather donate it to an ad block service instead... not that I'd use Outlook even if it was free and ad free anyway.
 

Teko03

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Nice. So now you have to pay a "premium" to not get ad's shoved down your throat. Thanks M$ but I'll keep my 20 bucks out of your greedy, grasping paws and rather donate it to an ad block service instead... not that I'd use Outlook even if it was free and ad free anyway.
...but no one let's a out a whisper about the massive "Get Google Chrome" banner at the top of Gmail or the multiple pinned ad's that appear in your inbox via Gmail.com AND the Gmail mobile app. At least Microsoft's Outlook mobile app's are ad free & Outlook.com's ad's can be blocked with ad blockers, but there's no blocking Google's ad's, seeing how they force them in your inbox...now that's the definition of ad's being SHOVED down your throat. But Microsoft is greedy...right?
 
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Skidmarksdeluxe

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Again...but no one let's a out a whisper about the "Get Google Chrome" banner at the top of Gmail or the multiple pinned ad's that appear inbox that appear in Gmail.com AND the Gmail app. Google lives off advertisements, but Microsoft is greedy...at least Microsoft's Outlook mobile app's are ad free & Outlook.com's ad's can be blocked, but there's no blocking Gmails ad's.
Again... Ad blockers exist. You wouldn't be noticing stuff like that if you used one.
 
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texasrattler

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I wonder if ppl even realize that you can still download outlook 2011 or 2012. Ive been using that since ive been using Win 10, almost 2 years now.
One day that may change but untill it does, it is working for my needs. I dont use a MS email, use my twc email in outlook.