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

    … 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- 12 readers -
  • How Constant Contact Measures Email Deliverability

    … If you’re thinking about using an email marketing solution for your small business, you’ve probably heard the term email deliverability. What is email deliverability? At its core, email deliverability means how much of your mail is delivered versus how much isn’t. One of the biggest benefits of using an email marketing provider like Constant…

    Constant Contactin EMail How To's- 14 readers -
  • How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

    … rates are going down. Some feel like this filtering system will not affect their open rates because Gmail isn’t the largest email provider. That was true a few years, but not anymore. According to Gigaom, Gmail dominated the world market of email and broke the tie with Hotmail back in 2012. Gmail has over 425 million monthly users as of 2012 (last…

    @ProBloggerin SEO EMail Google Facebook How To's- 4 readers -
  • The New and Improved MSN Homepage

    … the number of Hotmail users that sign in to their accounts via the homepage, which drives the amount of traffic to MSN but even if you took a look at how much content is on MSN as a whole, then I am pretty sure there is something for nearly everyone there, to have a read of. But we are here today to take a look at the new offering MSN has rolled out…

    Russell O’sullivan/ State of Digitalin SEO Content Facebook Twitter- 15 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- 13 readers -
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