After a long time forgotten, Microsoft has officially launched the new version Hotmail, hoping to compete with Gmail.


The new version of Hotmail

Right after new version has launched, Microsoft has won over many users, switching from Gmail to Hotmail.

It can be seen, with the launch of the new Hotmail version, Microsoft is increasing competition with Google in the field of web-mail.

So what led to this change? Let’s explore what’s new in Hotmail.

  1. User-friendly interface


New Hotmail has a clear and convenient interface

The first impression is Hotmail has set very little advertising. It can be said that less than Yahoo! Mail and Gmail. Even Hotmail also allows users to disable ad by clicking on the “Close Ad” button below.

Menu range at the top include Microsoft utilities and services such as Windows Live, Office, Photos … quite handy when users want to access.

The default folders of Hotmail are located on the left, users can create more folders by clicking on “New Folder” button.

Bing’s email search box designed upper right email list. Users can search email for an email by sender name, keyword, date …

  1. Rich Features


SkyDrive allows users to store document up to 25GB

Hotmail allows users to store all types of documents, photos via SkyDrive services up to 25GB (Gmail is 7 GB).

New Hotmail version also allows users to synchronize data from your PC to SkyDrive. This feature is quite useful and convenient, you can access your documents anywhere, anytime, and especially without fear of data loss in case of incident.

Office Web Apps is considered the most prominent service which allows creating and editing text files, slideshows, online excels. Thus, officeusers will find Hotmail convenient than ever.

For people who prefer social networks, Hotmail allows you to connect to their accounts on social networks with your Hotmail account. All update information will be displayed right in Hotmail via the “Social Updates” button.

  1. Speed

In this update, Hotmail has optimized source code to achieve the highest speed. According to our reviews, the load speed of Hotmail evenly matched Gmail even faster sometimes.

Thanks to fast speed, Hotmail has attracted many users from Gmail and Yahoo! Mail.


The competitiveness of the services on the internet is increasing. Sometimes only a few changes making its services rise ahead of competitors. This change of Microsoft has proved it.


Hotmail is a free and popular email service from Microsoft. You need to create an account to use this useful service. After successfully registering, you sign in to your Hotmail account to send emails to relatives, friends and partners.

How to send and receive email from Hotmail – step by step instructions

Receive email

To check your new messages, you sign in to Hotmail account and go to Inbox in the left menu or check more at Spam (be careful to open email in this section)

Send email

Step 1: Sign in to your account at



Step 2: Click on “NEW” in the Hotmail toolbar to start writing an Email


Step 3: Fill in the information

– Complete information: Email address of the recipient, Title Email (subject), Message content.


Step 4: Insert an attachment in email


–  Then type your message


Step 5: After completing above steps, click “Send” to send your email


After the message is sent, you will be taken back to Inbox. To check the sent message, you look in the Sent Mail in the left menu.


If you don’t want to or can’t finish an email right away, you can always select “Save draft” from the menu at the top and come back to it later.