Outlook Features Added to Hotmail Plus Speed Improvements

Microsoft just shared some of the latest Outlook features that they've added to Hotmail -- giving it even more of the power of your apps.Mouse & keyboard shortcuts"Now when you right-click a message in your inbox, you'll see a new menu that allows you to Reply, Reply all, or Forward the message. This expands on […]

Microsoft just shared some of the latest Outlook features that they've added to Hotmail -- giving it even more of the power of your apps.

Mouse & keyboard shortcuts

"Now when you right-click a message in your inbox, you'll see a new menu that allows you to Reply, Reply all, or Forward the message. This expands on other right-click actions that Hotmail already supported like Mark as unread, Delete, Junk, Move, and View message source. So now, just like in Outlook, it's even quicker to take care some of your most common tasks using that second button on your mouse, informs Microsoft.

"Hotmail also supports many of the keyboard shortcuts that you're used to in Outlook, such as Ctrl+N for a new message, and Ctrl+Enter to send a message. And if you're one of the millions of people who've recently switched from Yahoo! Mail or Gmail to Hotmail, also made popular shortcuts from those email services work in Hotmail. So # (from Gmail) can be used to delete a message and N (from Yahoo! Mail) will create a new message. You can see a full list of Hotmail keyboard shortcuts here. To switch your inbox from using standard Hotmail shortcuts to Gmail or Yahoo! shortcuts, go to the keyboard shortcuts options page from your inbox," added the software company.

Personalization

Now, you can go into your Hotmail options and set a default font and personal signature for all your email messages, much like you would in Outlook.

Also recently improved how the Back button works, and how attachments get saved with your email drafts.

If you happen to accidentally delete a message, it is now possible to recover some lost messages through a new link in the Deleted folder.

Finally, the team started rolling out speed improvements that combine smart programming with the best of HTML5 to make your inbox super fast.

[Source: Inside Windows Live]