We never liked the name “Hotmail,” Microsoft’s cloud-based email service. So we were glad when they recently changed the name to Now Microsoft is reporting that a third of new users are ex-Gmail users. In a survey, Microsoft found that users like Outlook’s cleaner design, spam blocking, and the ease at which you can share photos and Office documents.

As soon as we logged on to try it, however, we saw that around 20 spam emails had been sent as if they were from us. We immediately changed our security question and our password, which had been previously set up for a Windows Live account.  Oh well, back to Gmail.

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