System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/msft/4480773.htm [webmasterworld.com] by engine - 10:52 am on Aug 1, 2012 (utc +1) Microsoft has finally unwrapped a preview version of its Outlook.com webmail. The new outlook.com launched with the new Metro look & feel, Contacts and Messenger support. Lots of new features packed in from quick links to a much cleaner interface. MS is boasting Over 1 million new email accounts since launch earlier today.
Some of the features yet to be released are the new web based skypout feature, the mobile mail experience (Can sync via activesync, pop though), updated skydrive and updated calendar.
Oh yeah, and you can grab your own outlook.com email address or if you already have live.com or Hotmail.com, simple click on config and opt in for an outlook.com alias.