Like many of you, I’ve had a Gmail to Hotmail research (yes, Gmail to Hotmail is a major change for this tech mom.)account for many many years, but I’ve decided to make the move from . I’ve stuck with Gmail for so long because it was just easier, but I’m really tired of all the spam. I didn’t make this major change without a lot of
Why Gmail to Hotmail?
I knew that I wanted an option that is available everywhere, both online and offline, so that limited my options a bit. I decided to move from Gmail to Hotmail because of the following features:
- Sweep away mail you do not want
- Integration with SkyDrive & Microsoft Office
- Alias email addresses
- Integration with Facebook and LinkedIn
- Spam protection
Gmail to Hotmail Aha Moment!
Believe me when I say this was a HUGE decision for me. I have spent years organizing my email with hundreds of tags in Gmail and I do not want to start all over. I was at Best Buy a few weeks ago and a Windows Phone Rep was there and we got to talking about the Windows Phones integrating with Hotmail. That was when I mentioned my Gmail to Hotmail dilemma.
He asked me, “how often do you go to those “folders” in Gmail or do you just search all my mail when looking for a particular email?”
That got me thinking….99% of the time I do a search of all my mail. I can easily search in Hotmail.
So my decision is made and I’m moving from Gmail to Hotmail. Here are some details and videos I watched which helped me make the big decision to go from Gmail to Hotmail.
Sweep Away Unwanted Mail
I love the idea of being able to sweep away email that I do not want to see now or in the future. I have some newsletters that I click “unsubscribe” every time I get them, but I still get them. Yes, it’s easy to hit delete, but I don’t even want to see the email in the first place.
Integrate SkyDrive With Hotmail
The integration of SkyDrive with Hotmail makes sending photos so easy. This is HUGE for me. I send a lot of photos and I’m tired of splitting it up into 5 emails to get all the pictures sent. Look at this video of how easy it is to do in Hotmail.
Alias Email Addresses
This feature will help me so much. I plan to create some aliases for newsletters, etc.
This one was a no brainer for me. I have had an email address with Hotmail for some time, I just didn’t use it for my main email. When I would check it, there was no spam mail. I used this email address to sign up for things that I was unsure about which would be a perfect target for spam.
This last video is an overview of the Hotmail options, but it’s the video that sealed the Gmail to Hotmail deal for me.
I will be making the switch from Gmail to Hotmail next week and I will follow-up with directions on the process and let you know how it goes.
Disclosure: I am a Windows Champion and I received a Sony VAIO laptop to use for 1 year in exchange for my posts. All opinions about my move from Gmail to Hotmail are 100% my own.
Let’s Talk About Moving From Gmail to Hotmail!
What are your thoughts on the newest features on Hotmail? Have you moved from Gmail to Hotmail? Any advice?