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Old 10-04-2011
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SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft has overhauled Hotmail in an update that "declares war on graymail".

Microsoft defines 'graymail' as email that is reported as spam but is actually legitimate content, such as newsletters or notifications that users have signed up to receive. The firm plans to address this problem by rolling out various tools over the coming weeks.

Graymail apparently accounts for 75 per cent of the emails that users reported as being spam.

Microsoft said in its blog, "What really characterizes graymail is that the same message that one person thinks is 'spam' could be really important to another person. It's not black and white, hence the name."

"We're excited to announce five powerful tools to help you take control of your inbox, get rid of graymail, and keep track of the email that's important to you."

For starters is newsletter filtering that allows users to highlight and delete newsletters or unsubscribe from them from within Hotmail. Custom categories will mean emails can be, er, categorised rather than sent to separate folders.

Read more http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...evamps-hotmail
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Haven't used it in years. Was a good thing during the age of dial-up.
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Score this from a search mining expedition:

Hotmail: the latest Factsheet (albeit September 2010) from Microsoft notes that "Windows Live Hotmail is one of the world's largest e-mail providers with more than 355 million active accounts". In March, 2010, a Group Program Manager at Windows Live Hotmail wrote that the service had over 369 million active users.

Yahoo! Mail: in March, 2011, Miriam Geller (Yahoo! Mail's Director of Product Management) headlined a blog post "Change Email for 270M People with Yahoo! Mail Applications". In a May 2010 interview, Yahoo! Mail's Carlo Catajan mentions 275+ million users. In August 2011, Seema Kamath (Product Manager at Yahoo! Mail) noted that the latest version of Yahoo! Mail had surpassed 100 million monthly active users and that Yahoo! Mail was the top email provider in the USA.

Gmail: research from Return Path suggested Gmail ended 2010 with some 193 million users.

If MS is capable of removing 75% of the spam, that a huge amount of individual emails based on the number of users.
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355 million? Wow. A little surprised by that.
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