Windows Live Hotmail Updates

The Windows Live Hotmail Blog has announced an update, that now brings you additional speed and makes it easier to pull in mail from other accounts (paid users only). The classic version is getting seriously snazzed up, but love how the full version allows you to move between messages without reloading the web page. We’re taking […]

The Windows Live Hotmail Blog has announced an update, that now brings you additional speed and makes it easier to pull in mail from other accounts (paid users only).

The classic version is getting seriously snazzed up, but love how the full version allows you to move between messages without reloading the web page. We’re taking a big step in this release towards putting your favorite full version features into the classic version.

You can check out how snappy the classic version is when you try the following things:

  • Read messages in your inbox
  • Delete and move messages
  • Read messages in different folders
  • Check for new messages by clicking on your inbox or other folder

The classic version works the same, and looks the same, but now it is more like the full version, updating what you see on the screen without reloading the whole page.

In future releases, you’ll see more about how we’re making the classic version faster and also adding features to it.

The classic version works for a huge range of browsers: Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 2.0+, and other modern browsers.

Pulling in messages from other accounts:  If you’re a paid user, we’re making it easier for you to add a non-Hotmail account! Paid users will see a link in their inbox that says “Add an e-mail account.” If you click that link, we make it easy to pull in messages from your other accounts outside of Hotmail. You can add a POP3 account this way. This feature has been in MSN Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail for years, but now we’re able to automatically set up many POP3 accounts even if you don’t know your POP server settings.