Pros Looks pretty
Cons Lack of support for Firefox
Summary Again, Microsoft is ignoring a customer base of almost %30 that use only Firefox.
Way to go! I recommend using Gmail instead.
Pros Clean interface, drag and drop, very nice use of Ajax.
Cons Still got a while to go, including support of other browsers
Summary Microsoft is catching up very well. This new email client looks to be much better than other and since I use MSN messenger exclusively, this means a lot to me.
Pros good storage
Cons needs IE,too much spam,limited outside of the US
Summary POP3 is not free,and there is no ability to set up forwarding. It's too much of a "lock-in", once you start using this they have made it very difficult to move away
Pros It has never disappointed me in the spam section
Cons I like gmail's tab feature better than folders
Summary This is a great web-mail program but what I want in this, is for it to support POP3 for the free account instead of only being available for the paid version because I like to use Thunderbird so I don't have to get on the internet, go to hotmail.com, and type in my email and password just to check in my mail when I can just take the time to setup Thunderbird for gmail and have my future emails in only a few seconds, only waiting for Thunderbird to open and retrieve my mail.
The spam control on hotmail is one of the best (once I get all my mail that isn't spam unspamed only once) find out I've seen so far.
But other than that really I am a fan of gmail and its option to have POP3.
Pros Drag-and-drop interface, AJAX, 2GB storage, phishing filter, spam blocker, great looks
Cons Nothing at all
Summary Windows Live Hotmail puts it's competition to shame. It has an AJAX based drag-and-drop interface which makes orginisation a lot easier than the likes of Gmail or MSN Hotmail. I've never received a single spam message, courtesy of Live Hotmails spam and phishing filters.
Entirely recommended and it's completely free.