MSN Hotmail which is christened Windows Live mail is also popularly known as Hotmail. Hotmail is operated by Microsoft as a free web-based email service and was one of the first of its kind when launched.
The Hotmail has 5 GB storage which can be expanded as required. It features security measures, Ajax technology and integration with Windows Live Messenger, spaces calendar and contacts. It supports popular internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari, and Mozilla FireFox. You can easily navigate through its page via shortcuts through keyboard without having to use mouse. You get easy search for messages and a smooth hassle free structured query syntax like "from: ebay", message filters, folder-based organization of messages.
There is feature of auto update of the contact address when composing, and then there is contact grouping, importing and exporting of contacts as CSV files. While mailing you can use features like rich text formatting, rich text signature, spam filtering and virus scanning, multiple addresses facility, and option for different languages. The latest feature added is POP3 access for all Hotmail accounts. This has made it easy to receive e-mail from your other accounts into your Hotmail inbox. This facility is for all the service that has POP enabled in it. The messenger helps in sending instant messages to any of your messenger contacts.
Once you register in Hotmail you can choose any of the Hotmail domain address. There are three to choose from like @hotmail, @ live.com and @ msn.com .. It is available in 36 languages and is currently used by over 280 million users all over the world.