- Windows Live Hotmail
- Windows Live Messenger
- Yahoo Mail
- Yahoo Messenger
Windows Live Hotmail is the latest iteration of Microsoft's free Web-based e-mail service. The new multipane interface lets you drag and drop messages into folders, or right-click messages for a menu of options. There's also a "Today" tab of news that loads when you sign in. Windows Live Hotmail even lets you choose a color theme in case you feel like customizing it to match your tastes.
Microsoft has also rolled out some useful features like instant spell-check, a built-in audio player, an RSS feed reader, and previews for Office documents and PDFs.
Windows Live Hotmail users get 2GB of storage for free, and can increase that amount with paid subscription plans.
Web site: Mail.live.com
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