Microsoft Introduces Outlook.com: Best Email Web Interface ?
Its time you say goodbye to Hotmail. Microsoft is ready with a far more smart and sophisticated “Outlook.Com”. It has a clean and simple interface with no jazzy themes, only solid color options to choose from, for borders with a perfect white background, which makes reading and viewing easier for your eyes. It is designed smartly to keep pace with the upcoming Windows 8.
No annoying ads from your contacts or alongside your buddies email but only Facebook and Twitter icons docked in to update your current status. Microsoft has also engineered strong spam filtration and CAPTCHA test to keep away your mailbox from spammers and provide you with a cleaner and cooler interface and a sweep tool to clean out your inbox in a timely manner.
Outlook.com has come up with excellent inbox organization tools with a smart integration with social networks and chat system and many more user friendly features which includes features like linking up multiple accounts on one platform an attached SkyDrive with huge amount of data to share and much more. Some of the features are discussed below:
Preview Pane: It has a preview pane , so that one can view there inbox content as well as the selected message at the same time. It can be set at the bottom or the right of your inbox. Moreover, it also displays the network profile picture of your contact at the same time.
Social Connect: It helps you stay connected with your social network profiles, all at one time like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
Compose: New mail composition is easier and simpler with a less complicated format toolbar and SkyDrive attachment as big as 300MB.
Chat: You can simultaneously chat on messenger and Facebook on the same platform. These conversation are set to the extreme right and is decked up with a colorful collection of smilies and the Skype video calling will be available on outlook.com shortly.
Right Click: If you right click on outlook.com, it wont give you the normal IE menu but a set of different email customizing drop down, which is very smart and helpful.
Documents: View your documents online, by using Office Web Apps, inside your inbox.
Picture Gallery: If you have photos sent to your email, as attachment or via any photo sharing website (like Flickr), Outlook.com can play a slideshow of the same.
Aliases: Create and link email addresses temporarily.
Search: It has advanced search option, which lets you search by From, Subject, To or through an advanced form with a range of dates or specific keywords.
Keyboard Shortcuts: If you are familiar with Gmail keyboard shortcuts, you can set outlook.com to use them.
Rules: You can set up Rules, just like in Office outlook to organize and arrange your inbox as well as your important emails.
You can simply go to www.outlook.com and create a new account for yourself if you want to keep your Hotmail , msn or live accounts in there previous forms or you will soon get an upgrade option in your old Microsoft accounts to switch to outlook.com, so you can use it and keep it either ways. I used it recently and found it very promising with a lot of advanced features and multiple tasks integrated and put together on one single platform which makes it easy to manage and organize your data in a very user friendly way.