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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 44 votes out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    146,990
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    79
  • Platform:
    Webware
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

This Web-based e-mail client is easy to use, but it doesn't offer much in storage space compared to competing sites. MSN Hotmail isn't a downloadable application; rather, a link takes you to MSN's site to register for a Hotmail account.

The Inbox interface is very intuitive to use, thanks to large, clearly marked buttons, although it is a little cluttered with the Flash advertisements that are typical of Web-based e-mail clients. The default font size is a bit small, but that and other settings are simple to change from the Options menu. The interface for composing a message is very clean and included no ads during our tests. When we set up an appointment or added a contact, however, the site responded sluggishly and we were unable to save those new listings. Otherwise, the program responded quickly when we performed other tasks.

The basic e-mail services are free, but competing sites such as Yahoo! and Gmail offer larger storage capacity and more readable font sizes. Regardless, if you're searching for a Web-based e-mail client that you can use anywhere, and storage size isn't an issue, Hotmail is worth trying out.

 
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Full Specifications

General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date May 05, 2005
Date Added May 05, 2005
Version
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1KB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,990
Downloads Last Week 79
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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