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Official Hotmail App Released on Android

  

Our instant reaction after learning that Microsoft had released an official Hotmail app on Android is something that probably can’t be repeated in public.  It’s just sooo….hilarious on so many levels. Memories of spam-filled inboxes, horribly placed ads, and 15 or so non-user friendly make-overs come immediately to mind. Wow, Hotmail.

For those of you that still use it, feel free to jump on it and let us know how it works!

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  • Anonymous

    Personally, I am happy for Microsoft to take a better approach and build an app rather than suing Google for not offering it stock.

  • Anonymous

    This is goes to all the Hotmail haters, hotmail and microsoft are pretty decent companies, have you tried skydrive? it’s pretty much like google docs the calendar sync, and a lot of new features including the bing search… I personally have 3 gmail accounts plus 1 hotmail and 1 yahoo accounts… 

  • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Gasai Yuno

    I’ve tried reading the comments. Actually, I just read them all. So, really, now?

    “Oh boy I use gmail, all cool kids use gmail, gmail is the only service to ever use, Google is so cool.”

    I prefer having freedom of choice.

    I don’t use GMail, myself. I don’t use Hotmail, either — I have my own IMAP4 mail server running on my colocated server (running BSD, I should add; no “L*” buzzwords involved) because I prefer to be “in control”.

    Now, I’ve just went to Hotmail to check the web interface it provides. There’s one ad banner which can be hidden easily; the interface looks clean and has the same style as Messenger; it’s pretty fast.

    I don’t see any real disadvantages compared to GMail’s web interface.

    Now about GMail: its IMAP4 implementation is very… weird, to say the least. The messages appear in multiple folders, and due to that, often an email client will think that there’s still an unread message present in some of those folders under [Gmail], even though you’ve just marked it read in your Inbox. This is mildly annoying.

    Not to mention that it took them a few years to even add IMAP4 support while Hotmail provided it almost since its launch.

  • Anonymous

    If you still got Hotmail you Need An Email Intervention: http://goo.gl/vbkXi

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503955513 Matt Zwirn

    Boy, some of you are on the verge of apple fanboyism its freaking email. I have had hotmail for over 10 years and still use it i never had a issue with it and with having a android phone i also have a gmail acct. I still use both everyday. So just get over it. 

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  • Mojoman

    I still use Hotmail and have for many, many years.  It has always been my “junk” e-mail account.  It is the address I give for all those sites/applications/etc… that require you to enter an e-mail address and respond to an automated response.  Works great for that use in that it keeps me from having to give my “real” address and have my inbox flooded with spam and other junk.  As such, I am glad to see this app released.  Don’t knock it, if you have not tried it.

  • androidman

    Umm who still uses hotmail? That’s the funniest thing I heard all day

    • Anonymous

      It’s easily one of the best web-based e-mail clients. Yeah, you heard me.

  • Telephoneteck

    Man a lot of of haters in here, but just to set the record straight, I’ve been using hotmail for my personal email for over 10 years, I started using gmail when I got my original Droid a couple years ago, I have also recently started using yahoo in the last year and I have a corporate email address that I’ve had for over 7 years. The cool part is that I can check them all on my Thunderbolt. (although I look forward to upgrading) My point being we all have our own opinions about email providers and for the most part my favorite is gmail.

  • Telephoneteck

    Not really impressed with it. I will try it for a few days and decide if I am going to stick with it. I have had my hotmail account for over 10 years.

  • Anonymous

    The greatest mobile advancement for Microsoft since WP7…… No wonder they are taking device manufacturers to court to get money.  lol

  • rar

    I still have hotmail. It’s my everyday throwaway spam email. It’s still better than yahoo, my everyday throwaway porn email.

  • TC

    downloaded it on my moms droid pro cause for some reason she still feels the need to use hotmail. Its actually alot better than the blur mail app. It allows you to delete messages from your hotmail inbox now.

  • brent

    I still use hotmail as my spam email…………….. embarrassed.

  • Anonymous

    My school uses Microsoft for their email service and I can log in to my school email from the Hotmail website, but for some reason, the app does not yet work. Guess I’m still stuck to the stock email app.

    • Anonymous

      You shoudl check your school’s tech website, or your account settings website, and see if they have any info about creating a password for the other Microsoft services.  My school uses the gmail cloud services and it allowed me to make a new password so I can log into the gmail app with my school account.

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    For those of you who still use hotmail:  WE LANDED ON THE MOON!!

    • Telephoneteck

      That was decades BEFORE hotmail. ;)

  • Mikedeamicis

    android is so now, hotmail is so 90′s

  • Anonymous

    It’s alright. Mt school uses it as our mailing address but I’ve got that synced to my Gmail so meh

  • Anonymous
  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    Hotmail used to suck.. but they have did a makeover of Hotmail over the past year and its Damn good now. its worth a check out if you havent recently

  • http://twitter.com/MrUniq78 Christopher

    I still use hotmail for my xbox account and shopping…it has it’s uses.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t download this right now– I am busy doing a Lycos search!

  • NYbadit2000

    I tried it cause MSN mail is an old account that i now use as a backup and have some old messages saved there for reference. Problem i see is it will only sync messages up to 30 days. Does me no good for viewing older stuff. I will stick with mobile version, when I need it.

  • Anonymous

    it’s teh same email app as the samsung galaxy comes with

  • Anonymous

    Some of us still rock a Hotmail account……

  • MOTOX

    or you could just use htc sense which compiles all the email accounts together…that way i don’t have 4 email folders to look at…

  • http://www.facebook.com/serio Austin Serio

    Its shit-tastic!

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    I gotta admit. The Moto unified email app is pretty good. It lets me respond to Facebook and Hotmail inside 1 inbox

  • Charles

    A little too late I think. Having setup mail forwarding and being able to “send as” from gmail, I don’t have much use for this one.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Now if you could get Yahoo to forward and send from gmail….

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    When is the AOL dial up app coming?

  • Anonymous

    Only a couple of years too late. 

  • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

    I sort of hate the tab bar at the top of the app, but otherwise it’s not bad.

  • David Hayden

    I’ve been waiting for an official client to show up. I’ve been the default email app for my school email (hotmail), and it’s been okay so far. Hopefully this is much better.

  • Blood

    I was wondering why would this even be a post? Then I seen your comments. haha

  • Anonymous

    I am really glad they released it, I still use Hotmail and new hotmail is really good, first to come out with SWEEP feature which was really helpful

  • Anonymous

    Hotmail account or msn account comes with skydrive.. which has 25GB of free space from where you can open MS office documents directly and edit and save them.
    None of the others have that. If the app has a way to access skydrive.. then it’ll great

    • Anonymous

      Does it have a way to open my Google Docs?

  • Donnavon Hallgren

    I had my hotmail account banned years ago when I tried asking boys to men in a live chat if they really had sex with each other. Msn moderators didn’t take too kindly to the line of questioning :(

  • DroidLifeRules

    Let’s hope it works better than Yahoo’s.

    Maybe I am retarded but my Yahoo Mail NEVER pushes.

    • http://twitter.com/anhstein Anh

      Yahoo’s mobile web version sucks as well. Gmail ftw!

      • DroidLifeRules

        Totally agree but Yahoo CHARGES you to transfer anything to Gmail.

        • DroidLifeRules

          And I still have a lot of accounts linked to Yahoo.

  • Anonymous

    For those of you still using Hotmail I have one word: POP3

  • trumpet444

    Haha. AskJeeves and Altavista should now put out android apps just to keep the late 90′s joke going

    • http://www.facebook.com/w0zZy Sean Wozniak

      ASK JEEVES HAS A APPLICATION CALLED ASK

  • Peter Henkel

    People here (and pretty much everywhere) are incredibly shortsighted and ignorant. If you didn’t at least try new Hotmail, don’t bother writing shit about old one. Who cares?!

    • EC8CH

      is it better than gmail?

      • Peter Henkel

         It depends on your needs. Give it a try.

        • EC8CH

          That’s ok… I’ll stick with Gmail… but I’ll tell my parents to check out Hotmail… I keed I keed

      • SeanMaloney

        Hotmail is the only free service that provides an ActiveSync connection.  That’s right, you get all the power features of a corporate mail server and all your devices stay in sync.  When I read an email on my Droid X, it gets marked as read in Outlook.  If I update a contact or appointment in Outlook, it gets updated on my phone and vice versa.  In Outlook, I can mark a sender as “safe” (not junk) and it automatically updates the junk mail rules on Hotmail, which are then used by all devices.  And because it’s ActiveSync, it works with everything.  Even Blackberries and iPhones.

        Sure, GMail can keep this stuff in sycn between it’s web interface and Android phones, but that is pretty darn limiting.

        In fact, it’s so good already, I don’t know why we need a dedicated app, but I’ll check it out.

        FYI – Hotmail’s ActiveSync address is m.hotmail.com.  Your username is your email address.  To set it up on an Android phone, create a new “Corporate Sync” account.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-M-Clark/1420215236 Darius M. Clark

          my gmail syncs with outlook too  once I open it on my phone its opened in outlook too.  

          • SeanMaloney

            I’m guessing you’re using IMAP with GMail and Outlook.  IMAP is definitely better than POP, but both only download/sync mail.  ActiveSync works with mail, contacts, calander events, tasks, rules, and even files.  It is so much better than IMAP, that Google has licensed ActiveSync from Microsoft and is working to add it to Google Apps!

          • Billy Jenkins

            gmail is just better. no reason to argue over a fact like that.

          • Anonymous

            Actually, it isn’t.  Not really even close.  Clearly you haven’t used Hotmail in the last two years.

          • Anonymous

            I have. It still sucks. The UI looks like it was designed by a high-schooler who thinks he’s all zen, the spam filters suck, and the usability is un-intuitive. And it sucks.

          • Anonymous

            Based on your writing skills, I’d say you’re the high schooler, more than likely sitting in study hall right now. Zen? Unintuitive? The overall layout is very similar to gmail, but the color scheme is far better. As for the spam filters, at the very least equal to gmail, and gmail has absolutely nothing comparable to hotmail’s sweep feature.

        • Droids

          Gmail uses the same ActiveSync protocol as well, Hotmail is NOT the only free service to use it. Most people realize that if you submit a job application (to a real company, not McDonalds on the corner) and you use a Hotmail. Yahoo, or AOL address, you won’t even get an interview.

          • Ih8duma$$e$

            WTF are you talking about! I’m using a hotmail account – why, I opened it 12+ years ago. It’s not my primary address, but I use it because all of my friends have that account, my alumni association has the account, and I’m to lazy to change it everywhere! As far as job goes.. you don’t know WTF you’re talking about. If you honestly think that an employer is going to use your e-mail address as a bases, go back to McDonalds! I work for one of the largest companys in the USA and I used my hotmail address to get it! I also just interviewed for a VP postion at another Fortune 100 company, guess what my Hotmail address is on that resume too…

            This is one of the dumbest posts I’ve seen in awhile!

          • Jrecufan

            I’m befuddled.  Hotmail has been my freemail service for at least 15 years.  It performs awesomely.  Not sure where all the hate is coming from unless it is because it is from Microsoft.  All those idiots who don’t like it probably don’t really know it.  There are things about every email that some people like and others don’t.  I don’t like gmail – too plain and not as intuitive as Hotmail.  Yahoo – much the same, cluttered non-intuitive interface.  Hotmail is cleaner, smoother and frankly, just always works right.  No complaints.  I’m sticking with Hotmail.

          • Droids

            Good luck with trying to secure a VP position at a Fortune 100 company, you’re lucky you got an interview (assuming you’re not full of BS) You’re way too much of a hothead to be working anywhere. BTW, there was an article about a year ago where someone interviewed the hiring managers of many top companies, asking what the worst mistakes a potential employee could make, and several of them stated what I did. No one takes you seriously with one of those three email addresses, but keep sending out those resumes…

          • Ih8duma$$e$

            Surely you are dumb enough to believe that? Do you really think any company gives a $hit what e-mail program you use? As someone who actually hires people, I can tell you that my biggest question is 1) can this person make me money or do they fit my need 2) will this person work with my team 3) how much will this person cost 4) what are the qualifications 5) what will this person bring that I currently don’t have. Sorry, but e-mail addresses isn’t part of the equation… But whether they have an android or i*hone… that’s very important!!! If a person has last years technology, I can’t hire him / her!!! If a person doesn’t get a call back, it’s not their e-mail.

            BTW, I read that aliens built the pyramids… must be true! Did you read the story about the kid who went to wizard school? Some articles are just BS and are out there to fill air time like every i*hone rumor.

          • Droids

            LMAO, you must hate yourself. esad

          • Raven

            Actually, there is some truth to this.  Many VP/HR types see “hotmail” and think “pornmail” and that is about all it takes to get you moved to the bottom of the pile in this market.  When I was a Systems Administrator and in charge of our company’s e-mail server, I was actually asked to block all messages from hotmail.com because someone thought they were all porn/spam related.  I actually I had to convince them that it was a legitimate address.  Hence why I would never go near hotmail, not even for throw away accounts (I use yahoo for that, lol).

          • Anonymous

            Right, because your.name0745937459374 @ gmail.com would look FAR more professional!

        • Anonymous

          This is a great tip. Thank you! It works perfectly. I don’t even need this Hotmail app now. I can’t believe I didn’t know that until now. You are the man!

      • Anonymous

        Honestly, yes. I use my one hotmail account more than my 3 gmail accounts combined.

      • Anonymous

        Honestly, yes it is.  I get an e-mail with a tracking number, Hotmail automatically pulls the current tracking status and puts it into a pane below the message header.  Office 365 is built-in to the Hotmail interface.  I’m pretty sure Google doesn’t give you 25GB of cloud storage with a gmail account, as Hotmail does with Skydrive.  Hotmail is also pretty much completely integrated with Facebook and LinkedIn, so I get all my updates right from there.

        Again, yes, it’s better.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          And again, MORE does not mean better. You seem to be incapable of moving past that logic. What does Office 365 do, that any of Google’s own web apps cannot? Not to mention, Google’s web apps came well before Microsoft’s. 25GB of cloud storage with no good client that actually connects to it. I have used Sky Drive and honestly there is zero draw for me to use it simply due to the fact that it is miserable to actually work with compared to all other cloud storage. So, no loss there. Facebook and LinkedIn are worthless to me .. you want to be social? Go talk with people in person. Facebook is filled with nothing but worthless material .. oh and farmville, but I already mentioned worthless material.

      • Anonymous

        No.

    • Mr.joe

      What would you expect from Kellex?  Or most of DL.  

      If an ROM maker came in and said “Hotmail’s ok” they’ll change their mind. 

      • Mikedeamicis

        um, why would i stick with something that did not work, and why would i switch back to it when they fixed it after i found something else better. when people i know bounce between email addresses, i lose their email address permanently. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

        If an ROM maker? You sir need to go back to school. If you’re going to try to make people look stupid DON’T MAKE YOURSELF LOOK STUPID WHILE DOING IT!…. 

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

      I’m not saying Hotmail is a bad program, because I’ve never tried it.  I’m just referring to an era when Hotmail was a buzzword.  You could have told me Hotmail floundered ten years ago and I wouldn’t have batted an eye.  Frankly, I’m more surprised that they’re still around

      • Peter Henkel

         Hotmail has more users worldwide than Gmail ever had.

        • EC8CH

          Hotmail = 355 million users
          gmail = 193 million users

          • Anonymous

            354,000.000 are spammers
            The other one million are your moms.

          • Peter Henkel

             Troll.

          • Anonymous

            Hello and welcome to Droild Life.  You’ll need to have your sense of humor handy.  Hope you enjoy your stay!

        • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

          That doesn’t make it a superior mail client whatsoever. 
          We all use G-Mail, so poking fun at an old service is just funny.

          We’re not calling you an old fart for using it, don’t worry :)

          • Anonymous

            No, the fact that it’s a superior mail client makes it a superior mail client. Hotmail *still* has more active users than gmail. (period)

            Just ask my 3 gmail accounts. Combined, I don’t use them more than my one hotmail account.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            The Nazi’s had majority support as well, did that make them the better option?

          • Anonymous

            I often wonder if it starts to hurt when you reach a certain point of stupidity. Does it? You know, since clearly the Nazi’s didn’t have majority support. World War II and all. The one where the US and 20 or so other countries took on Nazi Germany and their 6 or so friends.

            Sorry if I made your head hurt.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Sorry I wasn’t as specific as I needed to be. I mean’t with their “fellow” countrymen. 

            My head feels just fine, ckeegan.

          • George Davis

            Glad to see Godwin’s Law is still holding up ….

          • Peter Henkel

            I was reacting to this:
            Frankly, I’m more surprised that they’re still around

        • Billyrouth2000

          Really? I dont know anyone who uses it, nobody i know knows abody who uses it.

          • Billyrouth2000

            * anybody

    • Anonymous

      Ok then, what is good about it now? Most here use Gmail… where does it have better functionality?

      • palomosan

        Actually I use both, most of my stuff is there, nowadays I use Google more because of Android but still this App it was overdue.

      • Anonymous

        Skydrive integration, Office 365 integration, the inbox sweep function, speed, and the fact that I can’t even remember the last time the server was down.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Here. I used it for years and it was terrible. Horrible spam filtering, horrible ads. The only that wasn’t horrible was the pricetag. 

      I have been using GMail for years now and would never consider going back to Hotmail. How is that?

    • Mctypething

      U mad bro?

      • Peter Henkel

         Cool story bro.

  • EC8CH

    I still have Hotmail bookmarked on my Netscape Navigator.

  • Eric

    I still have it because its tied to like 20 plus accounts whom’s settings I’m too lazy to change..

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    Maybe I’ll fire up my shiny new AOL 7.0 CD with 100 free hours!

  • Murphy

    Don’t you need Gmail to use Android? Or am I mistaken? Hotmail: for those who still use their birthday or graduation year as apart of their email address.

    • Mr.joe

      You need a google account.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395370412 Logan Lopez

    Is hotmail the crap that i get from my mailbox that i use to start fires in fireplaces?

  • Mr.joe

    Just use EAS settings in stock android email.  

  • Anonymous

    Wait, people still use hotmail?

    • Anonymous

      Where’s my Prodigy app?

  • Anonymous

    Gross. Hotmail. I had an account in 1991 lol.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, you didn’t.