Microsoft Introduces Outlook.com, New Email Service with Metro UI

We all know that Microsoft is upgrading all its services and products to match with Windows 8 Metro UI. Recently we saw it in upcoming Office 2013 Customer Preview version and now its turn of a new announcement from Microsoft.

Microsoft has introduced a brand new email service Outlook.com. We all are aware of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express products. Microsoft Outlook is a part of Office suite and is one of the best and widely used email Desktop client for Windows. Outlook Express was a part of Windows but it was discontinued by Microsoft in Windows Vista.

Outlook.com is a new email service from Microsoft which comes with a clean interface inspired by Windows 8 Metro UI. Windows 8 also comes with a built-in Mail app which looks very similar to Outlook.com UI.

Since its a new service, chances are you'll get your desired username for your email account. If you already have a Hotmail or Live email account, you can upgrade it to new Outlook.com UI using Options menu.

Outlook.com comes with many interesting features such as integration with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google and SkyDrive accounts.

You'll not see any annoying ads in this new email service and its UI has been optimized to provide more reading space for your emails. It uses Exchange ActiveSync which helps you in accessing your emails, calendar and people experience on your smartphone, tablet and Outlook 2013.

Following is a preview of Outlook.com UI:

Outlook_Email_Service_Microsoft.png

How to apply?

According to Microsoft, if you're a Hotmail customer and want to upgrade to the Outlook.com preview, just click "Upgrade" in the options menu of Hotmail. Your email address, password, contacts, old email, and rules will remain unchanged, and you can send/receive email from your @hotmail.com or @msn.com or @live.com address. You'll experience it all in the new Outlook.com preview user interface. You can also add an @Outlook.com email address to your account if you want.

If you don't have a Hotmail account and using Gmail, Yahoo, or another email service, you can create a brand new email account by going to following URL:

Create New Email Account at Outlook.com

Feel free to post your feedback about this new email service in your comment. Do you like the new UI?





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  • Thanks for informing us VG , I really like the new metro UI when it comes to web sites , it's simple and makes it easy to find what you need however , when it comes to my desktop I find it better to use some eye candy effects . I might use metro style themes for my XP system after all .

  • VG

    ^^ Completely agree.

  • I'm was Waiting to your post, Thanks VG !
    Microsoft Changing Everything to MetroUI. I changed to Outlook !!

  • The New MetroUI Inbox is very easy to manage Emails. Its gives a clean look. Outlook automatically gives a links to search the Email Subject.

  • Lol this is very funny, it's been a long time since I last used hotmail now I want to recover my password and they sent me an email to my other account on gmail but it's in german so I guess I'll have to make another just to try it out

  • This is very nice, secure and fast. Works with any microsoft account,

  • the new UI isn't working with Opera ....

  • Thanks for your last response several days ago..

    1. Now I have a question that I would like to use this UI but not my email at live.com the reason is I have some other account who I prefer for sending mail.

    btw, is their any way to add other account here and send mail through them even outlook use their own smtp or google smtp server.

  • VG

    ^^ Check out email Settings page. You can add other email accounts there. Even you can rename your email account.

    @Ayoub Kaanich
    Currently its a preview of outlook.com. Wait for some time and it'll be fixed in coming days. ;)

  • Thanks, I've updated my account and as well as my E-mail to outlook.com address.
    Now, when I tried to sign in to Messenger with my new outlook.com address, why it still shows that I'm still signing in as my old hotmail.com address?

  • Whoa that is awesome!!

  • It broke the Outlook Hotmail Connector. Shouldn't Microsoft update it at the same time as releasing Outlook.com to the public? I do believe they'll update it sometime however.

    Does anyone have a working solution without using POP3/IMAP? I've tried changing my Connector login settings to the new @outlook.com email address without any difference.

  • Now everything is working like a charm; all of my contacts are still available, and the interface is much cleaner.

  • The UI is awesome!
    :)

  • Thanks sir for informing....:) I like d Metro UI in outlook.com
    I upgraded to outlook.com.....:) I think its lighter than earlier hotmail.com

  • keep on ;loosing my mails and have failed to upgrade to outlook.com some body to help me

  • Look nice and easy to use.

    However the Filter rules are restricted and not as flexible as before.

  • I can log in my email a/c
    I see the letter but difficult to enter
    I hope u solve my problems
    Thanks
    Pravin Patel

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