After being out a little more than a week, Microsoft's new Outlook.com email address has gotten off to a great start.
More than a million users signed up for the service on its first day, despite only being in a preview state. But what's more important than user sign-ups are reviews, and users are liking the service.
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Storified by Sal Rodriguez · Thu, Aug 09 2012 11:07:35
Love the new http://outlook.com email service. Well done, Microsoft. And now I have too many email addresses.R.
Slightly in love with http://Outlook.com - anything that makes emailing that little bit easier gets a massive thumbs up from me #outlookH.B.F
Among the most liked parts about the new Outlook.com is its interface and design.
Liking http://Outlook.com more each day Microsoft has done a bang up job with http://Outlook.com. I like the interface a lot.Peter Vogel
http://Outlook.com has a nice clean, crisp interface. I like it more as I use it more.TA
I kind of like the http://outlook.com's new interface. The reading pane is very nice and contentPrateek Gupta
But the design isn't the only thing people are enjoying about Outlook.com.
The service has also been commended for a feature that sorts your emails into folders to help you navigate through junk, it's ability to let you attach files as large as 300 MB each, and its "virtually unlimited storage." Besides that, people also like that Outlook.com lets you open and edit files straight from you inbox.
All in all, the many positives of Outlook.com have led people to compare it to GMail, with some people saying they are considering switching permanently to the new service.
Have been using http://outlook.com for a few days now and... *gasp* it's so vastly superior to gmail, I'm going to switch permanently.Lisbeth Davies
I never loved a web based email service much as I love http://Outlook.com @outlook great stuff! The simplicity makes Gmail look an infant!Ima Hassen
huh. I never thought I'd say this, but the new hotmail (http://outlook.com) looks good. really good. like, better than gmail good.caylen
So as a Gmail users, I look at http://Outlook.com and like much of the interface.James Fee
And of course, people also like that with a new email service there's a chance of getting a better email address.
Sweet! Just snagged a great email address for Urban Pantry on the new http://outlook.com just in case I get fed up with gmail one day...Benjamin Lord
Did you get your http://outlook.com email yet, service went live Tuesday do it now b4 your name is takenRaymond Bell
Just did something I thought I'd never do... created a new email account on http://outlook.com. Grab your fave name before it's taken!Becky Hancock
But this isn't to say Outlook.com isn't without its faults. Some people don't like that Outlook.com doesn't support IMAP, and others are complaining about spam.
Ah, http://outlook.com. Love the new name and new look. Spam filter is still as crappy as ever, so nothing has really changed.Greywulf
http://Outlook.com interface is really nice. Any thoughts? I'm thinking of moving from gmail but seems like there's no imap supportGuillermo¿Gadgetero
It doesn't matter how awesome the new http://outlook.com is, I won't be using it. Hotmail has been a spam catcher account for too long.Aidan Crawford
No IMAP support in http://Outlook.com… Meh¿ hotmail-address will remain unused¿ #majorfail #openuporclosedownNick Rosier
So what about you? Do you think you'll be checking out the new Outlook.com? Do you think there's a chance you might switch permanently? Let us know in the poll below and in our comments.
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