MS have got it right IMO

Announcements Posted on
Four things that unis think matter more than league tables 08-12-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    www.outlook.com

    What a lovely (if not surprising) change to Hotmail! Nice, clean interface, easy to navigate, everything where it should be. Well done MS. :thumbsup:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    www.outlook.com

    What a lovely (if not surprising) change to Hotmail! Nice, clean interface, easy to navigate, everything where it should be. Well done MS. :thumbsup:
    Except it's mandatory to put in contact details. Aren't you bothered about your privacy?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Daviant)
    Except it's mandatory to put in contact details. Aren't you bothered about your privacy?
    Can't say I've had that as an issue. I refuse to give them an alternative email address or my phone number, despite them asking a fair bit! :lol:
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    www.outlook.com

    What a lovely (if not surprising) change to Hotmail! Nice, clean interface, easy to navigate, everything where it should be. Well done MS. :thumbsup:
    It looked like Hotmail earlier today, now it's changed
    Now my email @hotmail is stupid
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Daviant)
    Except it's mandatory to put in contact details. Aren't you bothered about your privacy?
    Your privacy is going to be compromised more quickly by browsing sites without noscript than giving contact details to Microsoft for a clearly defined purpose.

    Even without noscript, it's pretty easy to track browsing habits etc.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Google Mail.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Looks nice.

    Probably won't change over from Gmail since I don't really see any reason to and all my contacts etc are on there, but it looks a lot better than hotmail.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    All gearing up for the Windows 8 launch I see.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Your privacy is going to be compromised more quickly by browsing sites without noscript than giving contact details to Microsoft for a clearly defined purpose.

    Even without noscript, it's pretty easy to track browsing habits etc.
    Yeah, but things like gmail, facebook, and now this have all your browsing data linked to your name, address and MAC address. Call me paranoid but I don't think that's a good thing.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I had a look at this yesterday morning and I didn't really like it. IMO Gmail has a much nicer UI so that is where I will be staying for the foreseeable future.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I don't like it. I rarely use my hotmail anyway - it's not my first email - but I still check it every few days.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Why would I want to migrate several years worth of emails from gmail to what is effectively hotmail with a shiny interface? Gmail works, it syncs my email/contacts/calendar to my mobile devices. Apparently they won't support the IMAP protocol which is probably one of the better ways of getting email to multiple devices and keeping them in sync! Which means that I'll never even consider using it at all.

    Microsoft won't scan your emails to serve ads? They'll send ads anyway, they just won't be as targeted. If I'm going to see ads, they might as well be relevant! If I was actually worried about this, I certainly wouldn't be using any free online web mail provider at all... Microsoft, Google, it's all the same really!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I don't like the new look
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: August 2, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Do you think you'll achieve your predicted A Level grades?
Useful resources

Articles:

The Student Room tech wikiTech forum guidelines

Quick link:

Unanswered technology and computers threads

Sponsored features:

Making money from your own website

Need some cash?

How to make money running your own website.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.