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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  • 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- 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 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- 14 readers -
  • LISTEN: A Gmail “Support” Service You’ll Want To Avoid

    … of attempts from Google servers I was asked to share my computer screen with this company I’d never heard of (I declined) I was told, “We are the technical support assistance for Google” When pressed, the company admitted they weren’t actually part of Google. But the rep gave everye impression that it was somehow deeply connected with Google, as well…

    Danny Sullivan/ Marketing Landin Google- 13 readers -
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