Hotmail: History and information

by admin on May 12, 2008

Hotmail, founded by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia in 1995, was commercially launched on July 4, 1996, Independence Day in the United States, symbolically represented freedom of ISPs. Jack Smith first had the idea of access to e-mail via the Web from any computer anywhere in the world, originally with the momentum to traverse corporate firewalls blocking the normal mail service. When Sabeer Bhatia said the business plan for the mail service, tried all sorts of names ending in “-mail” and finally decided on Hotmail because it included the letters “HTML” – the language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with a selective use of capitals.

Subsequently, the company Microsoft purchased and is now part of its MSN network. In December 1997, administers nearly 9 million people subscribed. In February 1999 there were over 30 million in 2005 serves more than 200 million users, extends in many countries, 17 languages and is one of the largest worldwide. Between late 2005 and early 2006, Hotmail in Mexico joins the Mexican telecommunications company Prodigy (owned by Telmex), changing its name to “Prodigy MSN Hotmail” and retaining the maximum capacity of 5 GB

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Hotmail does not allow access to the contents of mailboxes. It is therefore impossible stored on the computer a copy of the emails (except saving pages that show one by one). It does not allow POP and although previously allowed access by WebDAV, which gave an advantage to the software Microsoft Outlook Express, this feature was removed on the pretext of avoiding spam sent by this method. The old accounts using WebDAV to retrieve the mail kept such functionality, although we no longer have new accounts or those not it be used. However since 2006 in which launched the Live version of this service, added new features such as the use of “Windows Live Mail desktop” that reminds managers mail such as Microsoft Outlook.

Windows Live Hotmail offers 5 GB of storage (though there is a limit of 10 MB attachments) to users in Honduras, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines United, Uruguay and Venezuela; users in other countries get a limit of 2 GB in the mailbox. This substantial increase in the size of the mailbox was introduced shortly before the debut of Gmail (Google). Currently, customers can pay a fee to receive 20 MB attachments (MSN Hotmail Plus) and 10 GB of storage (Windows Live Mail Plus) pr√≥ximamente.A late 2005 Hotmail drew a project called Windows Live Mail, which changed totally aspect of the inbox and offer 2 GB of free storage. But in January 2007, a representative of the company announced that this enhanced service, still in beta testing (beta), will be called “Windows Live Hotmail”, rather than the name they had chosen previously, “Windows Live Mail” it has 5 GB of capacity.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

shazia June 27, 2008 at 2:25 am

hello, i wanted to know if there is someone that i have put on block list and my mistake i cend her an email does it reac her or or not. As i do not want it to get to her. would appreciate a quick reply on my email account

tony July 26, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Vo pisao paisa

Big al October 27, 2008 at 10:43 am

could you send me an design of a stateboard

KYLE FISCHER December 2, 2008 at 2:44 pm


bob January 3, 2009 at 3:29 am

1lY7YE hi nice site thanx

Rosalie Bullerwell March 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

how do I get my hotmail account unlocked.

It got locked when I tried to change my password..

Heather Taylor March 8, 2009 at 6:23 pm

How do I access hotmail user history. Seems my X has been sneaking into my account and deleting stuff. I change my password almost daily now. He keeps sneaking in.

Joy Critzman March 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

I sometimes get hotmail email back to me as fatal error it won’t go through and my user told me to contact hotmail they believe there is an error on your side. Can you contact me for more info?

Marilyn Broxson March 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I am continually getting emails which are supposedly from Hotmail wanting to verify our account or service will be terminated. I have been told these emails are not from Hotmail. Is that correct?

muhammad asif raza March 16, 2009 at 3:51 am

i want all mail history inbox and sent itmes,plz help

sarah uribes March 17, 2009 at 11:29 pm

i can’t get in ….

Edna Angove March 18, 2009 at 6:36 pm

The toolbar that will allow me to print out an e-mail has disappeared from view. How do I retrieve it?

Myra Martin March 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm
Dee Ferris May 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm

there was some type of problem with incoming e mail. i was locked out of my hotmail account. I have tried to get back but get a question which I do not know the answer for. Please e mail me at the above if you can assist

Amanda Martin May 27, 2009 at 11:47 am

Very good informtion. Gave me exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

shriniwas June 21, 2009 at 1:46 am

hi i like to have maney gal fans.

shriniwas June 21, 2009 at 1:48 am

try to contact me i m always there on this cell nos 9250901244

Nancy Gallant June 28, 2009 at 5:44 am

my ex knows all my history of hotmail, both conversing with others to scooping my mail before it gets to me. he has hacked into my privacy and l want to know how he does it? What site is it? How to get it stopped. lt is a big determining factor in my using a computer whatsoever. HELP NOW PLEASE

Suppliers August 9, 2009 at 5:56 am

Nice post and some very interesting info. I don’t use hotmail myself for a few years now

abhinas sarangi August 15, 2009 at 12:00 am

i would like to know about my phone message which was given on 14th august concerned with splash promotion organised by guinness organisation as it was mentioned.

abhinas sarangi August 15, 2009 at 12:05 am

try to contact me on this particular cell number of 9938052168. please its very urgent. i hope you will contact me as soon as possible.

BERT YEUDALL September 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Could you please tell me how to send pictures on my e mails that are 4X6 size. I used to be able to select a site when I went to attach that gave me a choice of picture sizes but I don’t have that ability anymore. I would realy apprecitate it you could help

santosh manandhar December 6, 2009 at 9:25 am

hello, i wanted to know about who actually had discovered the idea of the front page sabeer bhatiya originally discoverd hotmail have written , is all credits go to only him or any particular other company or someone else

susy March 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I need to know how people can get your contacts list and send stuped messages

vivian April 23, 2010 at 6:01 am

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Ruby Anne Madrid September 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

This would have been a great thing, i still like some of the components , but, i seriously need to take off this email address…..

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