Outlook.com boasts of owning more than 400M accounts with 125M on mobile

Microsoft before some time took a major decision to ditch Hotmail and change it with Outlook.com. This really has paid the giant heavily as all Hotmail users have migrated to Outlook.com and now boasts of having more than 400 million users on its attractively designed email service.

Outlook.com released with favourable conditions in July last year. Prior few months, Outlook.com quit examination with 60 million active users but the pressure of the task did not meet up the stage as it still required moving its many Hotmail users over to Outlook.com.

The software giant revealed that it shifted 150 petabytes of email in just one and a half month of time. Microsoft’s blog post cites:

When Outlook.com came out of preview in February, it already had more than 60 million active accounts. However, Hotmail was still one of the most widely used services, with over 300 million active accounts. This made the magnitude of the process incredible, maybe even unprecedented. This meant communicating with hundreds of millions of people, upgrading all their mailboxes–equaling more than 150 million gigabytes of data–and making sure that every person’s mail, calendar, contacts, folders, and personal preferences were preserved in the upgrade. Of course, this had to be done with a live site experience that was handling billions of transactions a day. With your help, we were able to do all of that in just about 6 weeks. We’ve spent the last few weeks ensuring that everything was completed in line with our high quality expectations.


Microsoft suggested that now it has 125 million users who actively sign-in from their mobile devices. A thing noticed humorous for this declaration is that Microsoft earlier would not declare its private figure disclosing active Hotmail users. But now as it is in time where it has crossed certain remarkable numbers and has service that works great than earlier so it is certainly a phase to show.

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