[AI] Microsoft unveils personalised e-mail service

renuka warriar erenuka at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 10:41:18 EDT 2007


The Hindu News Update Service


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Thursday, September 27, 2007 : 1810 Hrs
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Microsoft unveils personalised e-mail service

Mumbai, Sept. 27 (PTI): Microsoft today unveiled over 250 custom domains as part of its plan to offer every kind of distinct Indian personalised e-mail
IDs powered by Windows Live Hotmail.

This follows the announcement of its first custom domain Lokhandwalarocks.com in May and the enhancements to Windows Live Hotmail, including increased storage
limits to 5 GB.

"Microsoft will continue to reveal more new custom domains for users over the next few months and also look at feedback from users and communities to provide
its users more personalised e-mail IDs on demand," a company statement said here.

Various categories on www.coolhotmail.com will list a number of custom domains that describe users' personalities, indicate where thy live, personify their
tastes and so on.

A user can therefore pick and choose an e-mail ID that truly reflects his or her personality for free.

"Our research shows that the youth today want their own identity and there are not enough e-mail IDs available to truly describe one's personality...it
is important to have an e-mail ID which is unique," Microsoft India's Country Manager (Online Services Business) Jaspreet Bindra said.

"This led us to roll out a comprehensive list of free personalised e-mail IDs that will allow users more choice in an e-mail ID with all the added features




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