If you are a techie, you can probably skip this. If not, here’s the news: this week, Microsoft introduced a new email – Outlook, and it’s all the rage.
Outlook is Microsoft’s answer to Gmail. It is a reincarnation of Hotmail, with lots of new bells and whistles. A description of all the attributes of the new program can be found in this PC Magazine article. All the critics are raving about the new kid on the block. Here’s an article from NBC News’ Gadgetbox.
According to the Welcome Email that Outlook sent me:
Outlook.com is the first step in creating one complete experience for the next generation of communications. Email should be connected to your friends – whether they like to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, or a combination. Email should let you get more done, faster – with immediate access to your inbox and tools that can automatically categorize, move, or delete messages you don’t want. Email should be deeply integrated with other services – for Outlook.com, you’ll find that Office Web Apps, SkyDrive, and, soon, Skype come built right in. And we hope you have already noticed our fast, beautiful user experience.
If you are interested, now is a good time to sign up. Why? Because it is so new, you’ll be cool. More importantly, you have a better chance of getting the email name you always wanted without all of those pesky numbers after it. Or should I say names — as you are permitted to create up to five alias names. PC Magazine reported that more than one million people have already signed on and reserved names.
So, if you’d like, go to Outlook, and set up a name. Then if you want to add aliases, click on the settings icon on the top right. From the drop-down menu, choose on More Mail Settings. Under the heading Managing your Account, choose Create a Outlook Alias (query: shouldn’t that be Create an Outlook Alias?).
you can find me at katruns26point2 on Twitter — or at my NEW OUTLOOK email address at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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