bhonda - 11:11 am on Aug 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
You know, so far I'm really impressed with this.
I've got an old Hotmail account, used for places where I didn't want to use my main email address. Just upgraded it to Outlook, and I've got to admit, MS have done really well.
After upgrading, and creating a new @outlook.com address (or alias), a little message popped up asking me if I wanted all emails sent to my hotmail address to go into a different folder, and for all existing messages in the inbox to be moved there too, so I can start again from scratch.
Really think that shows MS have thought about the number of users who have got these old accounts knocking about, full of rubbish with more rubbish piling up every day, and given a very easy way to start again.
The other feature that I thought stands out is the unsubscribing from newsletters. On emails they identify as newsletters, there's an option to unsubscribe. So they contact the sender to unsubscribe, and will filter all future emails into the junk, in case that unsubscribe doesn't take affect.
So, I'm not jumping aboard 100% yet, but will be watching this closely to see how it develops.
But, for me, this has brought MS back into the running for who gets my emails.