Skip to comments.Outlook Mail is new and from Microsoft is worth giving a try
Posted on 04/10/2013 5:23:25 AM PDT by dennisw
I have been testing it out. It is sleek and simple like Gmail but you won't be tracked by the Gmail/google system. It is new so is wide open for getting email addresses you want. For example:
email@example.com should be available and same with firstname.lastname@example.org
Gmail has a 10Gb storage limit for mail but outlook mail has none as far as I can see. Also can send larger attachments. Outlook mail search (within mail) function works great.
Sounds like a good alternative to people who are trying to de-Google themselves, but trying to get rid of Google entirely will also require script/cookie blockers in web browsers, avoiding Chrome and Android entirely, etc.
I’m not sure it’s entirely new, though... hasn’t Microsoft run the “live.com” webmail system for some time now?
Is that what took over “Hotmail”?
Is this a new Outlook Express?
— Outlook mail has been around for six months and opens up a new universe of outlook.com email addresses
-— Those who were using hotmail, windows live mail, had an msn.com email address ...all now must log onto at the outlook.com mail webpage. They are now part of the outlook mail system
has nothing to do with outlook express. outlook.com mail is gotten too via the internet same as yahoo mail or gmail
It seems crappy to me. It’s very slow and awkward with more secure browser configurations. Intended to push new hardware, no doubt.
The Outlook moniker can be somewhat confusing.
Nevertheless, I’ve been using this webmail service since its inception and have absolutely no complaints.
>> you won’t be tracked by the Gmail/google system
Right; you’ll instead be tracked by the competing Microsoft borg.
Right; youll instead be tracked by the competing Microsoft borg.>>>
Along with IRS, DHS, and a whole host of other alphabetized beauracrasies.
You'll see this message after you create an account.
Outlook is privateyoure in control of your data, and your personal conversations arent used for ads.
Within 4 days, I noticed a dramatic change. On any computer I check outlook mail on, the advertisements on webpages have dramatically changed. No longer are they generic advertisements, but they're now directly targeted to me. So I cleared all the cookies, launched up Chrome, went and checked my gmail, and then went to visit those same websites, and once again I was back to mere generic advertisements.
A moment at outlook mail, and once again, all the advertisements were directly targeted at interests that had shown up in outlook mail.
So now I only check outlook mail using whatever stealth browsing option is available (IE in-private, Chrome stealth, etc.) If your goal is to keep your interests out of the hands of advertisers, then I'd strongly suggest avoiding any webmail choice. But of the webmail options, the only one which appears to directly affect the advertising I'm seeing online is Microsoft's.
But not your hardware. MS won't allow you to control your own OS, nor does it recognize that the Windows OS is yours.
Expect lots of problems if it’s the one replacing hotmail. Good program but needs some time to work out the glitches. Never get new stuff from Microsoft right away.
I use it after dumping gmail, but don’t believe that aren’t tracking—just to a lessor extent.
My daughter switched from Yahoo, so I got an account, too. From the start menu in Win8 I can see if I have mail. Haven’t seen advertisements following me around, but I keep my caches clear.
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