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Microsoft Enhances Hotmail, HTML 5 Incorporated

Microsoft Corp. continues to work towards making its email service, Hotmail, better and competitive with every upgrade.

The Redmond based giant on Thursday revealed an assortment of additional features and tweaks here and there for its free email service, Hotmail in order to enhance its functionality and performance and making it more user friendly.

According to tech website Engadget (opens in new tab), Microsoft has issued a number of keyboard shortcuts similar to those in Gmail, Yahoo and even Outlook, making the service more friendly for users of mentioned email services. The upgrade has also improved menus in the email on a right click enabling users to reply, forward or reply all among other things easily. Interestingly, it has also worked upon the Back command. Users can now easily recover their message through the deleted folder if Back key is pressed accidentally.

“And as some of you may have noticed, we’ve started rolling out speed improvements that combine smart programming with the best of HTML5 to make your inbox super fast. We’ll tell you more about this in the coming days”, stated Dick Craddock, general manager of Hotmail in a company’s blog post (opens in new tab).

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