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"The best reason yet to ditch Gmail" - Farhad Manjoo, Slate.com
Since the new Outlook.com launched in July, the positive feedback has been overwhelming. Outlook.com was recently named one of Time Magazine's "50 Best Websites of 2012", won PC Magazine's Best Software and Internet Web App awards and has received a number of other accolades around the world. To date, over 25 million of you are already actively using the new Outlook.com:
We found that about a third of Outlook.com users are active Gmail users trying Outlook.com for the first time. We wanted to learn more, so we hired a research firm to recruit hundreds of Gmail users - people that use Gmail as their primary email service - and asked them to try Outlook.com. We asked the Gmail users to sign-up for Outlook.com addresses, forward email from Gmail to Outlook.com, and try Outlook.com's best features. The Gmail users loved it. Specifically, they shared the following opinions with us:
The best part was, after spending just five days with it, 4 out of 5 of these Gmail users said they would switch to Outlook.com.
As millions of people have made the switch to Outlook.com, they've told us about the features that made the transition easier:
But it's still early days. We continue to listen to feedback on what enthusiasts want next - including making the switch from Gmail even easier - and build those features. So over the next few weeks, Outlook.com users will start to see these new features in their inboxes:
We added more color themes:
We added the ability to toggle between "Reply" and "Reply All" as the default option. We also heard that, after deleting a message, some people want to return to their inbox and others want to see the next message. Now you can set that default option, too. Both options are available via the Options page.
If you're one of the tens of millions of people that have made the switch to Outlook.com, we thank you. We're committed to making Outlook.com the best email service and we appreciate the feedback you continue to provide.
If you are a Gmail user and are still on the fence, take a look at our new features and give Outlook.com a try with just a few simple steps.
Thanks again for using Outlook and, as always, keep the feedback coming.
David Law--Director, Product Management, Outlook.com
I have switched couple of weeks ago & I'm quite happy with the new Outlook.com! It's already a replacement for my Gmail :)
I want to switch To GMAIL....any ideas how easy it will be without me losing everything?
Today I was logged in in my Hotmail inbox and suddenly, without doing ANYTHING, I found myself with the new Outlook service installed instead of the usual Hotmail!!! And it does not work at all, I cannot open nor send emails, I am completely stuck! I click on Go back to Hotmail and nothing happens, it is just stuck! Can anyone help?? I want my Hotmail back!! Than I managed to read my emails through my i-phone and a welcoming email from Microsoft thanks me for choosing to upgrade my account into Outlook!!! Unbelievable!! I have not done or agreed on ANYTHING, I was just creating a new contact and suddenly all turned to Outlook and it's not working, I cannot doing anything with my emails! This is simply outrageous!! It's like chanking the lock of my front door without informing me! How could that be possible????
We can definitely take a look at your issue to see what is going on. Can you please post in this forum and we can reach out to you via Private Messaging to take a look at your account.