According to researchers, more than 90% of Internet users between 18 and 72 said they send and receive email, making it the top online activity just ahead of search engines. What if there was a way to make that part of your life easier? Introducing the new Outlook.com, a free, modern email service from Microsoft that aims to make your email experience richer, complete with social media integration. Continue reading to see five reasons on how Outlook.com can make your life easier.
5. Quick Access to Content
We've probably all received dozens of image attachments from friends and / or family, and have had no choice but to download them individually. Say goodbye to wasted time, with Outlook.com's Active Views feature, which allows you to preview these common file types (images, videos, etc.) without having to download first - saving you time and bandwidth.
4. Conquer Graymail
What about important email messages that seem to get lost in the sea of newsletters, deals, social updates, and other graymail that clutter your inbox? Outlook.com will let you cleanup theses messages at the click of a button, thanks to Scheduled Cleanup. Simply put, you can choose to keep only the latest messages from a particular sender, and have the rest filed neatly into a separate folder for review later. You can also create time-based rules, such as "delete after 3-days".
3. Integrated Web Apps
Whether you are a student or business professional, you've probably shared an Office document via email at one time or another. Outlook.com comes with the capability to open Word, Excel, PowerPoint files anywhere, and at no extra cost. Best of all, you're given the full editing capabilities to maintain consistent customizations and formatting.
2. Share Anything
With the advancements of portable cameras, especially in smartphones, it's no surprise that billions of attachments are sent through email each and every month. Sharing them has now become easier than ever, with the integration of SkyDrive into Outlook.com. Most email providers place an attachment size limit on messages, preventing you from sharing the 200MB video you just finished editing of your vacation. However, with Outlook.com, you get 7GB of free cloud storage through SkyDrive. Since the full-sized files are placed directly into your SkyDrive account, the email recipient can see exactly what you're sending and download the files without having to worry about attachment limits.
1. Social Features
Have you always wanted to view Tweets or Facebook updates directly from your email inbox? Well, now you can, with Outlook.com's social media integration. That's not all, once you've linked your Twitter and / or Facebook account, you'll also have an automatically updated address book, complete with profile images. Social media wouldn't be complete without chat, so you'll be happy to know that you are able to talk to your Facebook or Outlook friends directly from your inbox. Outlook.com is a preview of modern email from Microsoft. It has a fresh and intuitive design, connects your email to useful information from Facebook and Twitter, and gives you a smarter inbox with the power of Office and SkyDrive. Visit Outlookpreview.com to learn more and connect with us at @Outlook on Twitter.
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