Hotmail was first launched in 1996 as the first free email service before Microsoft bought it up. One year before having a total revamp by 2012 when it was renamed Outlook.com
Hotmail was a free account email that featured spam filters, schedule calendar and saving of contacts. The email was also able to scan virus and it also has with 250-MB storage space.
With the upgrade comes Outlook.com that offers unlimited storage, synchronization to mobile, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn, built-in search and spam filtering while using it to send and receive mails.
Hotmail has gone through several changes since Microsoft bought it. Hotmail has owned a lot of names like Hotmail, Live Mail, or Outlook mail. Meanwhile “Outlook” can refer to a desktop email client, a Web-based email client, and an online email service. But to clarify terms
- Outlook is the desktop email used with Outlook.com email addresses. It also supports other email clients too
- Outlook.com is the most current name for Hotmail.
- Outlook Mail is the web version
In 2011, Microsoft introduced Office 365 for business and corporate users. They later included regular users as well. This Office 365 is supposed to be what Livemail should have been so it included: Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar, Outlook People, and Outlook Tasks.
The one with the spotlight on it is the Outlook Mail, which is the current Hotmail interface and to make it clear, Outlook Mail is the web client of the current hotmail interface while Outlook.com is the actual email service that Microsoft provides.
Features of Hotmail as outlook
Similar to other major webmail services, Outlook continues to up its programming style so it can continuously supports latest versions of all majorly used web browsers. While also offering
- Keyboard Actions
- Message Filters
- Contact Address Auto-Completion
- Contact Grouping
- Importing And Exporting Of Contacts
- Text Formatting
- Text Signatures
- Spam Filtering
- Safety And Privacy
- Active View
- Skype Integration
- Quick Views And One-Click Filters
Aliases that allow users create extra email addresses for their personal use and can be tagged aliases. These aliases can be used to sign in to their Microsoft account. And for a given account, the same inbox, contact list, password, and account settings will be the same as the main account. It is a great way to not show your email address to recipients of an email message and each main account is entitled to at most 10 alias emails.