Friday, 22 February 2013 Review and Features of Microsoft's consumer webmail service

Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet's best email service that it’s about spend at least $30 million to send its message across the US The barrage begins Tuesday when Microsoft's twist on email,, Microsoft's webmail service is a free webmail service from Microsoft, introduced in July 2012 and officially launched in February 2013, as the replacement to Hotmail.

Longtime users of Hotmail, MSN and other Microsoft email services will start noticing a big change: When they sign in to check messages, they'll be sent to a new service called

As part of the process, all users of Microsoft's Hotmail and other email services operating under different domains such as will be automatically converted to by the summer, if they don't voluntarily switch before then. All the old messages, contacts and settings in the old inboxes will be exported to Users will also be able to keep their old addresses. features Microsoft's Metro design language, and closely mimics the interface of the Outlook desktop software. During the preview, new email addresses were made available to all users, and existing Hotmail users were able to opt into the interface.

Features of Microsoft's

Share anything: Send just about anything in a single email without having to worry about file size limits. supports file sizes up to 300 MB each, and subject to available SkyDrive storage.

Automate your inbox: comes with powerful tools to organize your inbox automatically.

Stay up-to-date: Have all your people in one automatically updated place, whether they’re from, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google.

Your stuff, everywhere: Get access to your most important information instantly and across multiple Windows 8 devices with an address.

Prioritize your privacy: does not scan your email for the purpose of serving you ads.