In recent months Hotmail has become the most powerful system of free virtual services: email, Messenger and Facebook chat, 25 GB of free cloud storage on SkyDrive , contacts, calendars and much more.
If you use other email services, like Gmail, it's time to switch to Hotmail .
Do you know that on the new smartphones (iPhone and Windows Phone included) you can set the saving of phone numbers in the digital directory of Hotmail? The advantages are many: first of all, if you change your phone, just reconfigure the Hotmail account on the new smartphone to get back the whole phone book you had on the previous one, without messing up with the card or manually copy all the numbers. You can also access contacts from the computer web browser!
And instead do you know what are the most popular features of Hotmail?
The symbiosis between Hotmail and Facebook - You can update the status of Facebook, chat with Facebook friends, see their updates and comment directly from Windows Live Messenger or from the Hotmail Inbox.
Easy to share heavy photos and attachments - SkyDrive lets you share hundreds of photos or other files in one email.
Office Web Apps - With Office Web Apps, you can view and edit documents stored on SkyDrive or create new ones directly from your browser, from any computer with an internet connection.
Junk Mail Recognition - Hotmail allows you to set up rules for automatically recognizing and deleting junk mail, or deleting or storing newsletters after a specified period of time.
However, back to the main topic of the article, let's see how to switch from Gmail to Hotmail in three easy steps .
Create a Hotmail account, if you have not already, from this page .
Go to TrueSwitch and follow the wizard: thanks to this site you will be able to transfer Gmail emails and contacts to your Hotmail account; even the new emails will be forwarded to the new Hotmail account for 90 days.
If you want to continue receiving on the old email without going into Gmail anymore, then you can link it to your Hotmail account. In the Inbox for Hotmail choose Options and then More options ... . Click on Send / receive emails from other accounts and then, after choosing Add an email account , add the details of your Gmail account.