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[cnet] Microsoft aiming to clean up Hotmail user's inboxes

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Microsoft is aiming to make its Hotmail e-mail service better than ever--and confronting what it admits is a subpar perception of the brand--with a series of new features designed to help users easily clean up their inboxes.

At an event here Monday afternoon, Windows Live corporate vice president Chris Jones explained that Microsoft has long been aware that the Hotmail brand was damaged by a series of issues that affected users' experiences, including storage, spam, performance, and an inability to work properly on most mobile devices.

But those issues peaked in 2006, Jones argued, and since then, Microsoft has been proactively addressing them, attempting to ensure that it gives users a broad set of new tools to help them improve performance, minimize spam, boost storage, and streamline organization.

Today, Jones said, Hotmail is the world's largest Web mail service, with approximately 350 million users, trailed by Yahoo Mail (310 million users) and Gmail (260 million users), respectively, according to Comscore numbers provided by Microsoft. But in the U.S., Yahoo is No. 1, with 96.6 million active users, followed by Gmail with 62.7 million users. Hotmail is third here with 45.5 million users.
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I dont know if this is good, or bad.
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<3 gmail
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nooooooo ... i need my old mails.. i have receipts, order confirmations and usernames stored in mails there.

+ its the only place i have full overview of where i got user accounts on various forums..
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i guess i wont be winning the UK Lottery every other month
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Hotmail brand was damaged by a series of issues that affected users' experiences, including storage, spam, performance, and an inability to work properly on most mobile devices.

But those issues peaked in 2006
That sounds about right. I dumped Hotmail for Gmail a bit before then because of the incessant spam. Hotmail is crap and will always be crap. Gmail is everything Hotmail wishes it could be.
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users have too much mail, instead of buying more storage lets get them to delete there mail!
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this would be handy, still use my hotmail as my screw around e-mail think it has like 700 messages atm because im to lazy to go through and delete all the crap lol.
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So they are forcing people to delete their emails? lolwut
   
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Lol. I have my hotmail account synced with my gmail, go ahead microsoft, erase all you want, i got copies :3
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