Can Gmail and Yahoo Fend Off

With Microsoft making a big push with its free email service, Google’s Gmail and Yahoo Mail suddenly have a serious new rival. Microsoft plans to begin moving Hotmail users to, which reportedly already has 60 million active users since the preview was released last July. The move to Hotmail is expected to be completed by summer. The migration isn’t supposed to disrupt Hotmail users, with their email address, password, messages, folders, contacts, rules and other features automatically moving to With the addition of Hotmail users to, the service will have a large built-in user base.

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