Microsoft announce several new features to all of its Hotmail customers with latest version:
Keep only the latest message from any sender with Schedule cleanup
Hotmail now automatically manage messages by keeping only the latest email from a given sender. “It’s easy–just select the sender, then choose Schedule cleanup on the Sweep menu, and then select “Only keep the latest message from this sender.” Hotmail will immediately delete all but the latest email from that sender, and each time a new message arrives from this sender, the older message will be deleted,” explains Dick Craddock.
Delete messages as they get old with Schedule cleanup
Hotmail can automatically clean messeages those includes daily deals and offers, by deleting or moving these messages to a folder after a set amount of time. “Just select a set of messages, then choose Schedule cleanup on the Sweep menu, and then select either Delete or Move all messages older than 3, 10, 30, or 60 days. Hotmail will take care of the rest automatically,” informs Craddock.
Craddock says “We’ve combined Unsubscribe with the power of Sweep, so unwanted messages are removed from your inbox instantly and permanently with One-click Unsubscribe.” “Just select (or open) a newsletter, and then choose Unsubscribe on the Sweep menu. Hotmail takes care of all the details like telling the sender to take you off their list, setting up a rule to block messages from that sender, and even cleaning up your inbox if you want–all in one easy step,” explained Craddock.
Flags done right
Now, Hotmail makes it easy, by letting you instantly flag important messages and pinning those messages to the top of your inbox. Those messages stay pinned even when new email arrives, so you never lose track of that email gift card, your flight itinerary, or other important messages. You can even set up rules to automatically flag messages from specific senders.
Watch the video below demonstating how to use flags:
PhotoMail and DocMail–improved with preview and inline editing
Now, Hotmail gives you a beautiful photo album every time you send photos, and with our new release, you get to see that album as you compose your mail. You can even edit the title of your album right inline and add and remove photos before sending.
Send files using SkyDrive
“With built-in SkyDrive right into Hotmail, now, whenever you send a file, photo or document, you can choose to have that file stored on SkyDrive instead of sending it as an attachment,” he said.
Forgotten attachment detector
Hotmail now includes a new Forgotten Attachment Detector that reminds you to attach a file when there are phrases like “see attachments” in an email with no attachments.
Instant Actions that you can customize
He says “We’ve taken several common actions–delete, flag, and mark as read/unread–and made them instantly accessible in just one click with the new Instant Actions. The new Hotmail lets you customize your own Instant Actions so that your inbox works the way you want. You can set up Instant Actions to categorize messages, sweep messages, mark messages as junk or even move messages to a folder, making things like one-click archive a snap.”
He says “We made sure creating and managing folders is easier than ever before. Now, you can create new folders inline and drag one folder into another to create a nested hierarchy. You can also move messages to a folder using drag and drop. And the new right-click menu gives you fast, easy access to common folder operations.”
Hotmail for Android phones
Android users, can now easily access Hotmail with the official Hotmail Android app. “The app has full EAS support to sync all of your email, calendar, and contacts. It supports multiple Hotmail accounts on the same device and displays new mail notifications on the Home screen,” said Craddock.
The app has been downloaded by over two million Android users.