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  • Comments 8 is Microsoft’s new free cloud email service for personal use. You can use with the Outlook desktop application, via the web at, or via other email apps that support Exchange ActiveSync or POP3.

The new offers several security and privacy features, including:

  • Limiting spam in your inbox to less than 3 percent of the items.
  • Turning on the encryption feature (SSL) by default, which helps protect your account on wireless networks and public computers.
  • Displaying trusted senders in your inbox.

For more information, see Introducing

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    Doesn't seem to be off to a good start.

  • why does everything have to be done via twitter & fb?

  • Couldn't sign up ,,,,,,,,,,, system kept saying my phone number was not a valid UK number !   Given up - Microsoft should be better than this.

  • I love the new look, and to limited fraud, and Phishing...I am so sick of these for mentioned.

    Thanks again

  • Accessed the site above and it came out in French. Any chance of an english site?


  • Is it like the old Outlook express that downloads the entire content when opening your Outlook.  People with limited bandwidth amount cannot use Outlook express and must switch to Yahoo, gmail, live or hotmail in order to not go over their usage amounts.  If only the links show and only opening the actual e-mail downloads that to the user then it can be used.  The old Outlook express used all the alotted bandwidth very quickly if the user did not delete unneed mail.

  • Do you need microsoft office this outlook E mail system?

  • Do Windows Live Mail, Windows Hotmail, Windows Live Hotmail, and all go together?  Do you need one of these email clients to use the others.  Are these all separate entities?  It is very confusing.  I am interested in any and all the information I can get to help clear this up for me.

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