After all the buzz, Microsoft is finally removing Hotmail and switching people to Outlook. The migration is expected to be completed by the early summer.

Microsoft is hoping that Outlook will blow a hole in Gmail’s market dominance. This is really big considering there are about 350 million people still using Hotmail.

Outlook’s myriad of little touches, such as its sweep-up facility, which washes spam clean away and its highly sociable character have made it a popular alternative on the free mail front.

I have to say, compared to Aol, the big rival Gmail handles it very well. It’s an understatement to say the spam reaching your free Aol account is horrendous. And, they don’t want to talk to you about it unless you pay for the service.

If you want to make the switch from Hotmail to Outlook now all you need to do is to click on the Settings button then Convert to Outlook.

If you’d like to take a look and compare Outlook to your existing email account at Google or Yahoo etc., click on the video below to see an overview of Outlook:

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