Microsoft releases Hot Mail with competitive features

Its been a long time since Hotmail has gone for a change in its features and it was less attractive when compared to Google though Hotmail still stands as a leading email service provider world wide and also stands second in the email service in US after Yahoo.It will not be apt to say that Hotmail is going to have some additional features instead its better to say that Hotmail is undergoing some revision in the whole application.

Hotmail is going to add almost all features available in Gmail and also in Yahoo.Hotmail is now providing increased storage, spam detection, conversation threading (though not by default), integrated chat, and a better mobile experience on platforms such as BlackBerry and Nokia but no to social media features.In the UI end Hotmail is providing features like mail filtering, enhanced media viewing, and document-editing features.


With Microsoft bringing up Document WebApps its now easy to view and edit the document in Hotmail too even without opening the same in a new window.There is also a good and innovative slide show tools fo attached photos in the email and links to albums.Videos can even be embedded into mail contents.Videos will generally be from YouTube,Hulu and Justin.TV.There is also a sidebar to easily add photos, maps, and info such as movie times from the Web. Its now easy to delete/block messages by filtering some specific unwanted senders.
If you are in need to view all messages from a specific sender then you can see that in just one click.If you click on the name you will have the option of viewing all messages from specific sender.

Some Features can be Drawback for some Users

The first main drawback could be hotmail has set some expiration period by which photos stored will be deleted in a three months time.That means photos that are access through cloud or even in mails will be deleted in three months time as Hotmail feels that Users will just view the images and will not relook later.Although the limit for total size of photos in a single message is now going to be 10 gigabytes which is a very huge one its not good to remove the photos in a three months expiration period.

Google password system is under Threat

Many news got circulated recently on Google’s intellectual property hacked from China.But Google is not very sure on the properties that was hacked.Main hacking happened with the help of some employee in Google who accidently clicked on some link and it led to some dangerous site and from on Remote computer started taking the control of the entire system and later hacked most of the information.

Now Google predicts the stolen things may also include its password system.But google says that the passwords of gmail users are safe.

Other system of Google was also hacked.System is all about daily tasks of the Employees at Google.

Whatever be the case from the user end its safe to reset the password of your gmail accounts.

Nesting and Peeking in GMail

With Gmail always been a comfortable application for email,is giving out two new innovative features Nesting and Peeking.Well these two words sounds new because you would not have heard these new features in any other email applications.
Gmail always makes people comfortable and this is also introduced only for the comfortableness of the user.Peeking is all about viewing email contents without clicking on the email.Using keyboard short cuts or with right clicking the email will popup the entire email as a sneak preview in the preview pane.If you hit the key “h” then a preview pane will be opened with the original content.Escape key can be used to close the preview pane.”j” and “k” keys can be used for navigation

Nesting is also a very good option which enables you to nest labels in a parent child fashion.This hierarchy can go to any level of depth inside it.This option makes you to organize contacts very easily and also it is easy to configure and use the same.

As you can see hierarchy maintained in the database when we program especially in sql server 2008 with the “slash” option nesting labels in google can also be done in the same way.Suppose if you want to configure folders like Office\Team\Colleagues then it can done in the following way
First create a label named Office
Then create another label with Office\Team.Now team label will be created as a child to office.
Finally create Colleague label as Office\team\colleague