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Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


It launched today, and I'm loving it so far. I recommend signing up for an @outlook.com address now, since it's a new service and almost every name is available.

Here's an in depth review.








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Mr Fusion
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


if it is anything like the desktop program called outlook, I will pass.





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Polar Bear
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


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if it is anything like the desktop program called outlook, I will pass.


It's nothing like that at all. It's a completely new email service built from scratch...






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USMCTiger03
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


Checking it out now...





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Tiger4Ever
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


name secured





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lighter345
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


Same. Grabbed my brother one too





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LSUtigersarefun
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


I got my name, and lsuhack.


This post was edited on 7/31 at 7:36 pm


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lynxcat
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I got my name, and lsuhack, I also was thinking about registering tigerdroppings@outlook.com but I refrained out of respect for the admin team.



Just got lynxcat..good advice.






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lynxcat
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


uh oh, looks like I quoted pre-edit.





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LSUtigersarefun
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


Yes I thought it might be too tempting for some idiot.





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lynxcat
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


I am sure there are trolls across the internet spending way too much time stealing those addresses.





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lynxcat
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


Anyone try microsoft@outlook.com yet?





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tigerpimpbot
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


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Still, our experience transitioning from Gmail to Outlook.com wasn't completely smooth: our labels didn't come with us, and whenever we responded to a message from Gmail, our response didn't sync with Outlook.com.








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TortiousTiger
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


outlook is terrible. why would I want to replicate that terrible experience into my personal email?

that's like Ford refusing to rebrand the Taurus.






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NeauxGeaux21
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


Not impressed. Microsoft hasn't produced anything good since..





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Dijkstra
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


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Microsoft hasn't produced anything good since..


Windows 7, which isn't bad considering it's their current OS until the fall.






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HurricaneDunc
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


screenshot looks exactly like gmail. Why would I switch again?





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lnomm34
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


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I recommend signing up for an @outlook.com address now, since it's a new service and almost every name is available.


Got mine.






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Polar Bear
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


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outlook is terrible. why would I want to replicate that terrible experience into my personal email?


Because this isn't the Outlook to which you're referring (the software based email client that is a part of the Office suite).

Outlook.com is a completely new web based email service designed from the ground up.



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Polar Bear
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re: Microsoft's new email service, Outlook, is every bit as good as Gmail


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Why would I switch again?


The same reasons people switch to Gmail - better design, as well as fewer and less intrusive ads.

Also, a larger file size for attachments - 300 MB for files from SkyDrive, and 100 MB for standard files, compared to a 25 MB cap for Gmail.






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