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Old July 31, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Microsoft today began previewing Outlook.com, a new webmail service that will eventually replace its venerable Hotmail property.

Read more here: Microsoft Launches Gmail Killer Outlook.com | Hardware Canucks
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Old July 31, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Yes, but can it do pop protocol so that we can use a real email addy?

My understanding is that W8 is not going to have the ability to download live mail as an outlook replacement. Looks like thunderbird is going to have a resurgance.
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Thanks for the news but it looks very difficult.
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Old July 31, 2012, 11:17 AM
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POP? It's pretty dated...at the very least you should be using IMAP by now.

Outlook 2013 appears to connect fine to my @outlook.com account. Not sure if that's what your after?
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Old July 31, 2012, 11:20 AM
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A downloadable email client not tied to a web service.
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The team behind outlook.com is doing an "IAMA" on Reddit right now. Some interesting stuff being discussed:

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...okcom_service/
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The only reason to use imap is if you are planning on accessing emails through various systems. Otherwise pop3 is still widely used over imap
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I actually hopped on this morning to give it a spin and the interface is pretty slick. It's substantially speedier than the current iteration of hotmail or live or whatever. A solid change as far as i'm concerned!
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I'm curious to how this would work, I can sign into it with my Live account, which happens to be my gmail account. Can I send/receive mail here, if so with what email address? (I can log into outlook.com with my gmail and see I've gotten the "welcome email")
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