I’ve had my Hotmail account since 1995. It does everything I want it to do – gives me plenty of storage space (5 gigs with ever growing storage) and I’m able to search for past messages quite easily.
I have a GMail-Bully that’s been breathing down my neck trying to get me to switch to GMail because as he puts it – it’s inferior. I have a GMail account, and to be honest, I just don’t see what’s so great about it. The ability to rank your emails or add tags or star them isn’t much of a turn on for me. As I said, I find the search feature in Hotmail to be quite straight forward and I never had a problem finding an old email. And as of right now, it provides a little more than 7 gigs worth of storage – something I’m not in danger of reaching anytime soon.
The GMail-Bully recently sent me an article on how to consolidate my Hotmail and other email accounts into GMail, so now he tells me I have no excuse to not use GMail. But I recently discovered that Hotmail does the same thing.
So know I’m thinking about consolidating, but I’m not sure why I should leave Hotmail. Sound off and let me know what you think, feel free to provide me with any links for further reading.