Microsoft Claimed a Security Breach Didn’t Compromise Email Messages—It Did

A series of security reports published over the weekend have raised serious concerns about Microsoft’s transparency in the wake of a recent data breach. Read More >>

Microsoft’s Outlook and Hotmail Users Besieged by Spam

Microsoft gave all of its email service users a glimpse into what the world of email would be like without any sort of spam filtering in place, and it wasn't pretty. Outlook and Hotmail account holders reported floods of unsolicited emails hitting them, as whatever filters MS has in place to stop the spammers failed. Read More >>

Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

It may be a good time to update your email password. A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials — including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings. Read More >>

‘Gmailify’ Gives Crappy Yahoo and Outlook Accounts Gmail Features

Google is now offering Yahoo and Hotmail/Outlook users the opportunity to “Gmailify” their accounts. It might be shocking to the Gmail-centric mainstream, but there are millions of people still using these email services. Not only do they use them—but they use them with the Gmail app their iOS and Android devices. Read More >>

Some of Microsoft’s Services are Down

No, it's not just you; it looks like some of Microsoft's services are down right now. That includes Outlook, Hotmail, and Bing. Read More >>

Microsoft Will Leave Email Snooping Up to the Authorities Now

After last week's uproar over Microsoft's 2012 snooping in a blogger's Hotmail account, the company says it will no longer perform its own email snooping in criminal cases. In an official blog post today, Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith said that, effective immediately, when investigations occur, "we will not inspect a customer's private content ourselves. Instead, we will refer the matter to law enforcement if further action is required." Which sounds like what should've been protocol in the first place. Read More >>

The Most Amazing Gmail Glitch Flooded Some Poor Guy’s Hotmail Account

You probably noticed Gmail was down for a while. David S. Peck probably wishes Gmail still was down, because a glitch caused thousands of misdirected emails to be sent to his Hotmail account. Read More >>

Yahoo Mail Is Switching to HTTPS–Four Years After GMail

From January 8th, Yahoo will be enabling encryption by default for all of its webmail users. That's great news—it just happens to be four years later than the likes of GMail. Read More >>

Microsoft Blames 16-Hour Email Outage on an Overheating Data Centre

Microsoft's email service suffered a massive 16-hour outage yesterday, which saw users unable to access parts of SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Outlook, too. Microsoft has revealed that it was a result of a mischievous firmware upgrade — which caused "a rapid and substantial temperature spike in the datacentre". Read More >>

The Email Addresses Microsoft Should Have Reserved

Yesterday, Microsoft launched its new email service, Outlook, and achieved the impossible: it's bloody brilliant. Now, early-adopters are swarming over usernames — and some have managed to snag email addresses that you'd think Microsoft should have kept to one side. Read More >>

Will You Switch to the New Hotmail Outlook?

Outlook's new web client launched yesterday, and it's pretty goddamn awesome. But many of us have invested years into Gmail and its many intricacies (or maybe Yahoo! or maybe Exchange!), which makes switching over all the more difficult. If you're a browser-based email fiend, will you switch over? If not, what will it take to make you ditch your current mail service? Read More >>

Go Get Your @Outlook Email Address Quick Before Someone Else Does

The new Hotmail is here, and with it comes a whole new domain to colonise. That means it's time to act quickly to get name before it's too late. Certain members of our staff with very very common names—not saying who—have scored in the Outlook landgrab. GOGOGOGOGO before it's too late! Protip: We've had better luck going for our full names. Sadly was gone before I could get to it. GO! Read More >>

Microsoft Did the Impossible: The New Hotmail Is Fantastic

No need to be kind here: telling people you use Hotmail has been the Internet equivalent of admitting to necrophilia. But after a decade as a punchline, Hotmail just pulled off the biggest victory in the inbox game since Gmail. And it might just get you to switch. Read More >>

It’s Time to Give Hotmail a Chance

I know. Just let me finish. It sounds crazy -- Hotmail is the leper colony of email, right? The running joke, the email potato famine we all fled for Gmail a decade ago -- yeah. But that was then. Hotmail is changing. Read More >>

Microsoft Checks Mail on Android With New Hotmail App

Microsoft has released an official Hotmail app for Android, finally bringing native support to phones for those still bravely soldiering on with the company's ageing free email system. Read More >>