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Hotmail Unveils Spam Sorting Updates

Posted on October 4, 2011
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Hotmail is still around, just in case you are wondering. It is the first e-mail service for many people who tried the Internet in its dial-up infancy and Microsoft is reminding its millions of users that they still have a Hotmail account. This time, the service comes with new features that includes an Android app with two-way e-mail, contact and calendar syncing.

There are also several updates on Hotmail’s web interface. Users can now categorize incoming mail as “gray mail,” such as newsletters they signed in but do not bother to read. These gray mail, which according to Microsoft make up half of our e-mail inbox, can automatically be sorted into a folder or be put into the trash. There is also an “Unsubscribe” feature that lets Hotmail block future newsletters and even ask the sender to kindly stop sending further spam mail.

Users can also let Hotmail automatically flag messages with a particular subject line or from a certain sender. These flagged messages will shot up at the top of the inbox so they will not get inundated with the influx of incoming mail.

The “Scheduled Cleanup” feature deletes messages automatically after certain number of days have passed. This is recommended for e-mails from daily deals companies like Groupon and LivingSocial. Other updates include the inline ability to manage and edit folders and apply categories to e-mails, as well as “Instant Actions” such as “delete” and “flag” that appear whenever users hover over messages.

Source: Windows Stream Blog, via Engadget

 
 

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Matthew Miller on October 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm
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Matthew Miller on October 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm
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