Originally known as Hotmail, Microsoft’s free personal e-mail service is now available as Outlook. With over 400 million users worldwide, Outlook is a major contender in the free e-mail market. The service has an attractive, user-friendly interface that works well on desktop and mobile devices. It also includes an integrated calendar that lets you set up reminder alerts and perform a range of other tasks.
Upon registration, you can choose either a @outlook.com or @hotmail.com e-mail address.
Outlook has solid integration with other Microsoft online services, such as Office and OneDrive. You can log in to each using the same details.
Registering for an Outlook e-mail account gives you access to a cloud-based version of Microsoft Office. This lets you use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint productivity software, completely free of charge.
The integrated calendar is among the best free calendars online. If you want a calendar that synchronises well with multiple devices (phone, tablet, etc.), Outlook Calendar is a reliable choice.
The Outlook app is available for Apple iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphones/tablets.