Hotmail is a free web-based email service run by Microsoft. One of the world's first webmail services, it was founded in 1996 as Hotmail (stylized as HoTMaiL) by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in Mountain View, California and headquartered in Sunnyvale. It was acquired by Microsoft in 1997 for an estimated $400 million and launched as MSN Hotmail, later rebranded to Windows Live Hotmail as part of the Windows Live suite of products. The last version was released in 2011. As of 2011, Hotmail had 360 million users per month. It was available in 36 different languages. In 2013, Hotmail was replaced with Outlook.
Posts about Hotmail
  • The History of Email

    … colleague Jerry Burchfiel, the response was: Don’t tell anyone! This isn’t what we’re supposed to be working on. The first email Ray Tomlinson sent was a test e-mail Tomlinson described as insignificant, something like “QWERTYUIOP”. Fast forward today and there are over 4 billion email accounts with 23% of them dedicated to businesses. It’s estimated…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin EMail- 13 readers -
  • How Constant Contact Measures Email Deliverability

    … Contact is that we take care of this part for you! The team I work on here at Constant Contact is solely focused on making sure our customers’ emails get delivered safely and securely. We also consistently measure our email deliverability to make sure we’re delivering the type of results our customers expect from us. We’re proud to maintain a US…

    Constant Contactin EMail How To's- 15 readers -
  • How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

    … that will connect and enhance me with information that I need. Think about it. The same thing happens to you, but you keep coming back. It’s like eating watermelon: it’s all good when you learn how to spit out the seeds. So what’s the major reason why people have email? Talk to a friend, or a business connection Stay updated with the favorite…

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  • The New and Improved MSN Homepage

    …, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, AOL (including TechCrunch and Huffington Post) and Condé Nast (including Vanity Fair, Epicurious, Bon Appétit). Worldwide – The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Asahi Shimbun in Japan; Sky News, The Guardian and the Telegraph in the UK, NDTV and Hindustan Times in India, Le Figaro and Le Monde in France…

    Russell O’sullivan/ State of Digitalin SEO Content Facebook Twitter- 17 readers -
  • LISTEN: A Gmail “Support” Service You’ll Want To Avoid

    … Companies that purport to offer support for Gmail, Hotmail and other online services are a dime-a-dozen. Still, even I was shocked at how brazen one was today, when I called just to see what would happen after an email I received. I guess I’d had enough. We’d gotten five messages through our Marketing Land tip form telling us about support…

    Danny Sullivan/ Marketing Landin Google- 17 readers -