windows1.jpgMicrosoft has unveiled its free web-based email, Windows Live Hotmail. Windows Live Hotmail is in Beta version and it is available worldwide in 36 languages. This new email features quite similar to Microsoft’s desktop-based Outlook program, including the ability to drag and drop into folders. Users can also import contacts from Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express to this new Hotmail.

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The security feature in Windows Live Hotmail has been improved to reduce spam and fraud problems. There are existing 280 million users worldwide using the old MSN Hotmail service. Windows Live Hotmail is one of Microsoft’s rebranding products. In this new email, users are offered 2GB of data storage and built-in instant messaging. Microsoft is also offering a mobile version of Live Hotmail to its users. It seems Microsoft is working hard to challenge its competitors Yahoo! and Google.

Access Windows Live Hotmail at http://mail.live.com/.

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