Windows Live™ Hotmail® Coming soon! Even better, even faster.

You depend on Windows Live Hotmail to keep up with the people you care about most. Well, we've listened to your feedback and have some new features coming that'll make it even easier and more fun to stay in touch.

Faster than ever. It'll be up to 70 percent faster to sign in and see your e-mail.1 Of course, along with more speed, you'll get powerful technology that deflects spam and helps protect you against viruses and scams.

Simpler, cleaner design. We're combining the classic and full versions of Hotmail, so you get access to everything Hotmail has to offer. The reading pane will let you check out your e-mail without having to open it up.

Put more you in your e-mail. New themes and colors will let you design the look of your inbox, so your personality can really shine through.

Closer to your contacts. Just start typing in the "To" line and you'll get a choice of e-mail contacts that most closely match what you've typed. Plus, it'll be even easier to e-mail groups of people.

Cool stuff coming soon. We've got even more great updates to Hotmail for you to look forward to, like ever-increasing storage2, the ability to IM right from Hotmail, and new calendar features that make it easier to share your calendar with family and friends.


1 Based on Microsoft tests performed July 2008, Hotmail showed up to 70% greater speed for the following transactions over broadband connections: sign in, view e-mail, open e-mail. On narrowband connections, the tests showed up to 56% greater speed for the same transactions.

2 Hotmail storage will automatically grow with you. That means the more storage you need, the more storage you'll get. There are limits, but they're so large that chances are you won't even come close to them. If, for some reason, you're coming close to exceeding those limits, we'll send you an e-mail to let you know.

Hotmail is improving

Sure, the updated Hotmail will be faster and better. But, we've listened to your feedback, so you'll get the best of both worlds. That's because we're keeping the features you've come to know, love, and use every day. Here are a few of the things that won't change:

  • Your login
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your contact and distribution lists
  • Ability to get your e-mail anywhere you're on the Internet
Talk to us

For support, just click the Help link at the bottom of the page. To send us your input, click the Feedback link at the bottom of the page. We’re always looking for ways to improve Hotmail, so please send us your suggestions.