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Outlook and Hotmail users hit by waves of spam as filter crashes

A problem with Microsoft's popular email service led to users being flooded by waves of spam mail yesterday and much of this morning. The company's spam filter went offline, letting unsolicited emails reach user inboxes.

Microsoft pays security researcher $24k reward for Hotmail hack

A security researcher who successfully managed to hack Microsoft's Hotmail email service has received $24,000 in reward money after disclosing the details, adding to the increasing numbers of people making thousands in bug bounties.

Why Microsoft execs read content from a private Hotmail account

Microsoft has admitted it read the Hotmail inbox of a blogger while pursuing a software leak investigation. The admission has created intense blowback, with users of Microsoft's email service worried about their privacy.

Op-Ed: How Facebook could potentially replace e-mails altogether

Communication is becoming more and more convenient by the second. Perhaps not by the second, but as time progresses, so does the efficiency when it comes to communication.

Microsoft scraps Hotmail with relaunch of Outlook

In the late 1990's Hotmail was the largest free email service in the world, but now 16 years later, Microsoft has decided to ditch Hotmail and relaunch Outlook.

Yahoo! Mail, reorganized and revitalized

After several weeks of testing, Yahoo has come up with an upgraded version of its mail service, featuring lots of new perks.

Anger over missing Hotmail emails

Angry users have flooded Microsoft's support forums with complaints that large numbers of emails have been deleted from Hotmail accounts.

Microsoft reheats Hotmail Special

A new revised Hotmail will tie into Microsoft’s Office 2010 suite of programs, allowing people to use such applications as Word or Excel on the road while leaving the full installation on the desktop.

Google confirms Gmail hit by phishing scam

Following the news that 10,000 Hotmail passwords had been posted online comes confirmation from Google that its free email service Gmail has also been hit by an "industry-wide phishing scheme."

Thousands of Hotmail Account Details and Passwords Posted Online

The details of thousands of Windows Live Hotmail accounts and their users' passwords have been posted online after being obtained by hackers who created a fake website which visitors believed was genuine and therefore provided with personal details.

Migration tool allows users to easily move to Gmail

Gmail has added a simple migration tool that allows users to easily switch to Gmail from other email providers such as Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, AOL Mail and from internet email accounts with Verizon, Comcast, EarthLink and more.

Gmail could surpass Hotmail by the end of the year

Google's Gmail could catch up Hotmail by the end of 2009, if the current trends continue. Gmail's number of unique monthly visitors in the United States grew 43%, while Hotmail lost 5% of its unique monthly visitors during the last one year.

Ex-Hotmail Owner Launches Live Documents, a Microsoft Office Competitor

Ex Hotmail owner Sabeer Bhatia is the latest addition to the competition that is raging for Microsoft Office products. He is launching a free internet based office suite competing with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Hotmail and Yahoo Mail block Iran from webmail access

As U.S. sanctions against Iran begin to heat up, Web companies are following suit: Yahoo Mail and Hotmail removed Iran from the list of countries available for their webmail services. Does this send the right message to Iranians?

Microsoft Launches 'Windows Live Hotmail' In Attempt To Catch Up With Rivals

For the poor saps out there that still have not discovered Gmail, Microsoft makes an update to it's clunky, outdated Hotmail service.

Get mail in Gmail from other Accounts

New feature in Gmail, get e-mails from other accounts.

Integrating The Online With The Offline

Wouldn't you just love to just have to right-click to open a Word doc with ajaxWrite? Or send a file automatically with YouSendIt? Or make a webmail program your default email program? Here's how: Imagine. Imagine automatically opening a JPG with ...

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Someone s inbox when Hotmail didn t load all his emails
Someone's inbox when Hotmail didn't load all his emails
Tom Rafferty
Users complained on the Microsoft support forums
Users complained on the Microsoft support forums

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