Most recently, Microsoft introduced the updated face of its online email client. You can read the review of this service here. Together with a new, by the way very nice, appearance, he acquired many interesting functions. Let’s see what distinguishes Outlook.com from the most popular and powerful competitor Gmail.
Yes, for users of Gmail with the experience and hayters Microsoft the statement of the question, taken out in the headline, can cause indignation. Nevertheless, to be objective, we must admit that Outlook.com turned out to be a very promising service. Along with a convenient, clean, beautiful interface, it contains many other nice features that many competitors can not boast of.
1. Entry with a temporary password
If you work for someone else’s or public computer, you can use a one-time temporary password for your login, which prevents theft of the main password. To do this, your account must be associated with the mobile phone number, to which the temporary password for the entry is sent.
2. Unlimited place for letters and investments
Gmail limits the disk space of 10 GB for a free account. In Outlook.com, they promise to increase the size of the box as they fill, so you can talk about an unlimited space for storing mail.
The Microsoft Outlook service includes an e-mail store that expands so that you have plenty of space for emails. This means that your mailbox automatically increases as needed.
3. Easy recovery of deleted messages
In Outlook.com, you can easily recover mistakenly deleted emails, even if you have already deleted them from the Recycle Bin. To do this, go to Shopping cart and find at the very bottom of the link Recover Deleted Messages.
4. Creating nicknames for your mail
Sometimes we need to use a mailing address for registrations on various services or forums where I would not like to leave my main email. In this case, many use a one-time temporary mail. In Outlook, you can create an alias for your email address, which you can use if necessary.
5. Using HTML and CSS in letters
Outlook, like Gmail, allows writing letters using a handy WYSIWYG editor to help you compose a beautiful letter with images, headings, text alignment and other formatting.
Along with this, Outlook offers HTML for writing letters, where you can work directly with HTML and CSS code. To do this, select Options-> edit in HTML format.
6. Quick blocking of unwanted messages
If you receive letters that you do not like, you can easily block the recipient or even a whole mail service. In Gmail, a filter system is used for this, but in Outlook this is much easier.
You just need to mark unwanted emails, and then in the menu Clean up select item delete everything.
7. Convenient sending of large files and attachments
In Outlook, like in Gmail, you can easily transfer files up to 25 MB. If you need to send a larger file, you will have to download it to one of the third-party services such as Dropbox or GDrive and send the link.
Outlook is tightly integrated with SkyDrive and if you try to send a file that is too large, it will be automatically sent through this service without any additional actions.
8. Quick search for large letters
We’ve already seen several third-party services that help filter out messages in Gmail in size. In Outlook.com, this feature is built-in by default.
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10. Speed of work
Although this is only a beta version, Outlook.com impresses with its speed. Switching between folders, creating new letters, viewing attachments, sorting a large number of items occur almost without delays and hangs.
Thus, we can definitely conclude that Microsoft has finally turned out. Excellent, modern, functional service, which is really nice to use. I personally already configured the forwarding from my main mailbox to Outlook.com. Are you ready to change Gmail?
- 1 1. Entry with a temporary password
- 2 2. Unlimited place for letters and investments
- 3 3. Easy recovery of deleted messages
- 4 4. Creating nicknames for your mail
- 5 5. Using HTML and CSS in letters
- 6 6. Quick blocking of unwanted messages
- 7 7. Convenient sending of large files and attachments
- 8 8. Quick search for large letters
- 9 9. Integration with social networks
- 10 10. Speed of work