Microsoft has recently announced that Outlook.com, webmail service from Microsoft, has gone beyond the mark of 60 million users in just six months. Moreover, the company has also removed the “preview” tag from the service and beginning to switch the Hotmail users to the updated Outlook.com, a process that would be completed by the summer this year. The company planned last year to end the Hotmail service. The users after moving to the new service will retain their hotmail.com email address.
“The upgrade is seamless and instant for people who use Hotmail. Everything from their @hotmail.com email address, password, messages, folders, contacts, rules, vacation replies, etc. will stay the same, with no disruption in service.” David Law noted in the Microsoft Outlook Blog.
One of the biggest points of Outlook.com will be its increased protection from spam mails.
Meanwhile, the company is spending a huge amount of money on advertising the new service.
Microsoft is hopeful about the Outlook.com service as it is “the world’s fastest growing email service” according to the company.
“We consider Outlook.com’s fast growth and positive momentum to be a clear indicator that we’re headed in the right direction to achieve our goal of providing the world’s best personal cloud email for a billion users,” a Microsoft representative said in a statement.