Hotmail is a mail service that we have all been familiar with during the initial years of the internet. Indeed, much before Google came into the picture, there were a few reliable names in the world of email and the popular one among them was Hotmail. It was created as a Silicon Valley startup company in the late nineties by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. It became popular at that time since it was one of the pioneering companies to offer free web based email service. Hotmail has been named so to emphasize the use of HTML for the web user interface of the mail. There were millions of customers of this mail service by 1997. It was acquired by Microsoft at the end of 1997. It was then integrated with a calendar service that was also web based.
An Email Service That Has Grown Over The Years
Hotmail.com then continued to grow steadily. It reached a user base in ten millions within a span of a few years. There are over a billion inboxes that are managed by Hotmail today. Hundred million active users exist for this email account. Like all reliable mail service providers, even this email service has undergone many changes. Those who have been loyal users of this email service from the initial days will vouch for the changes that have taken place in its different features and functions.
Increased Storage Capacity
When it was started, the email storage limit was 2 megabytes. That is hard to imagine now, but at that time, it was a storage amount that not many could even conceive, especially at a time when floppy disks were still in use. The storage space increased steadily, from 2GB to 5GB. Today Continue reading