There is good news and bad news. The good news is churumuri has received over 1,400 emails from around the world in the last five days, not counting the comments directly posted by readers.
The bad news is three, yes exactly three, of those 1,400-odd emails has a hotmail.com address.
Which leads us to wonder: whatever happened to the original Indian software success story? And, more importantly, was Sabeer Bhatia just a lucky baddi maga?
Maybe it is Bill Gates, maybe it is the result of a resurgent yahoo and google, maybe it’s just one of those things. But to see so many Indians leaving what one of their own created is sobering.
Will the last three leaving hotmail please turn off the systems?
NO! Hotmail has not been deserted by fellow-Indians, among the 1300+ subscribers to my newsletter “E-Utilities URLs’ there are 103 subscribers with hotmail ids.
N.S. Soundar Rajan
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I moved from Hotmail to Yahoo ! around 6 to 7 years ago. One fine day I started getting tons and tons of spam in my Hotmail account. I was not interested in too many one night stands with married women, and neither was I interested in some cheap pills from Canada. And, I definitely didn’t want to send my checking account nmuber and bank routing number to that long lost prince in Sierra Leone.
I had no other choice but to move and I chose Yahoo. Honestly, Yahoo ! has been great. Very few Spams and the Bulk mail filter is very good (Too good sometimes, but that’s OK).
To Hotmail’s credit, I still have the account and see that the spam has come down a LOT. It’s been quite good the last 2 or 3 years. But, I have been so used to Yahoo ! interface, I just like it more than Hotmail.
I have loved hotmail for years and I have account in yahoo! and gmail, sometimes I feel nothing’s like hotmail. Atleast over the last 1 year the spam filtering is the best. And also now with the launch of Windows Live Mail Beta I am just enjoying the experience with hotmail.
Well. Hotmail is a dead story. They way microsoft has honed its skills in killing a promising software, one expected it. It must be a dreadful moment for Sabeer Bhatia to see his creation meeting a premature death.
Hotmail did not evolve as yahoo and gmail did. Well. this is what happens when you give your sibling to be cared by others.
I guess none of you have heard of the next version of Hotmail. It’s called Windows Live Mail. It’s in beta right now and MS is adding tons of features.
Check out http://ideas.live.com for more details on all the Windows Live services currently in Beta.
All of us have heard of Windows Live Mail. I bet a lot of us , at least.
But, you don’t throw away a highly successful product and one fine day decide to resurrect it. It just doesn’t work that way. At a microscopic level, I, for one would not go back to Live Mail. I am perfectly happy with Yahoo!
It defies all logic that you shove the customers one day and attract them with all cool features a few years later. It just doesn’t work. Gates screwed this up, big time.
I would rather prefer readers dont do surrogate advt of their newsletter on a blog..guess we need to have some ‘blogetiquette’
Gates might close down hotmail..but to his credit he made a certain sabeer a very ‘hot male’ atleast for women
Iam Hardly using is Hotmail for exchange of mails. Now my hotmail account is only used for MSN Space and MSN Messanger!!!!!