Microsoft Hotmail Supporting Android and iOS5
Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 October 2011 04:47 Written by Nick McD Tuesday, 4 October 2011 11:00
With the Windows Phone still a short seller compared to Android devices and Apple‘s iPhones, Microsoft made the decision to step up service on their Windows Live Hotmail system and offering apps to both the Android Market and the iTunes Store. This is rather late, but thankful for those of us who have been using other programs to sync with our Microsoft hosted email addresses, and the final apps are far better tuned than what was seen with the open market developers. Expect a review of the Android app on my Galaxy S within the next few days.
Secondly, while Hotmail hasn’t seen much in the way of redesign, Microsoft has taken the time to put together tools many have been enjoying on Google Mail for quite some time, including “Unsubscribe” which extends spam blocking to the point where emails from particular addresses can be outright denied. Sorting is cleaned up and easier to configure (imagine sorting a Windows Folder, same concept), and cleanup can be easily configured to keep your email account clean (unlike the 30,000 messages I have in my inbox). It seems like not being top dog is pushing the software giant in the right direction!
Source: Microsoft Hotmail
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