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.
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  • How To Optimize Email for Mobile Devices: Design and Content

    … in determining whether it will be opened or not. Having an enticing subject is important, but remember that each email client displays a different number of characters, Research which email client is most popular with your audience along with your past subject line performance to determine the optimal length. Generally, Gmail and iPhone are the most used…

    ROI Factor Blogin Social EMail Content How To's- 24 readers -
  • The History of Email

    … 44 years ago, Raymond Tomlinson was working on ARPANET (the U.S. Government’s precursor to the publicly available Internet), and invented email. It was a pretty big deal because up until that point, messages could only be sent and read on the same computer. This allowed a user and a destination separated by the & symbol. When he showed…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin EMail- 11 readers -
  • How Constant Contact Measures Email Deliverability

    … on their accounts and things like “domain weighting.” Domain weighting is where you take into consideration the fact that you may send more mail to some domains (such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and AOL) than you do smaller domains, and therefore put more “weight” on them when calculating your overall delivery number. We monitor these deliveries on a daily…

    Constant Contactin EMail How To's- 13 readers -
  • How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Email is the key to a strong online presence. Like a binder to a book, so is the email list to blog/website. If used incorrectly, email marketing can destroy your business or it can build it into an empire. Strategy combined with creativity creates amazing profits and engagement.

    @ProBlogger- 4 readers -
  • 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- 12 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- 12 readers -
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