Windows Live Hotmail Review


Windows Live Hotmail, commonly known as Hotmail, is a free and popular webmail service of Microsoft, a part of the Windows Live services group. The images below will show you the various stages of Hotmail changes from 1997 up to now.

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Microsoft acquired Hotmail in May 12, 1997, with about 8 million users. Hotmail is considered the pioneer of free email, and now it serves as the foundation of Microsoft’s Windows Live services.

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The first test version, codenamed Kahuna at the meeting of financial analysts in July 2005.

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Hotmail first appearance in 2006, before Windows Live is completed.

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First test version (beta) of Windows Live Mail, before the end of the beta in April 2006. Microsoft has returned the name Hotmail and combined into Windows Live Hotmail.

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To avoid fresh feeling from users, Microsoft has changed interface to the classic. It is suitable for slower network connections and the default setting for users.

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This is the current interface of Windows Live Hotmail