Microsoft Outlook

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Microsoft Outlook

The new Hotmail with the modern user interface and some appealing features.

3

Our rating: 

3
Get It: Android | iOS | Web App
License: Free (Ads)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Email Software - Web-Based

Pros & Cons:

Modern user interface, import from other mail accounts, automated replies, filters and folders, built-in contacts, calendar and tasks.
Supported by ads.

Our Review:

Microsoft Outlook, the new Hotmail, has really gone all out with its Modern UI. It's taking all their products by storm, and Hotmail's next on the list.

The new user interface of Outlook is very simple, with the layout of Hotmail remaining largely intact, but with better visuals that newcomers should find more appealing. Setup is fairly simple (or if you have a Microsoft account already, non-existent), like Gmail, it provides options to get your old emails forwarded to one email address or access them directly through POP3 or IMAP support.

Some nice features include: being able to delete all emails by a certain sender, or even choosing how many emails from that sender to keep before automatically deleting old ones; automated replies for when you're away from your computer; as well as filters and folder; and all that jazz. Also, being able to import up to 4 POP3 accounts should keep most users satisfied.

The built-in contact list 'People' is very modern, as is the calendar, but both put style over functionality as it can sometimes be difficult to access the advanced options. It is supported by ads just like Gmail.

Besides the free web version, Microsoft Outlook is also available for Android and iOS platforms.


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