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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

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


Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site
Release Date May 05, 2005
Date Added May 05, 2005


Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1KB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 153,789
Downloads Last Week 24


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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