With Hotmail quickly turning into a web-based email service that is “so last year”, it was no surprise that Microsoft felt the need to refresh its image. And so, I was happy to hear that Hotmail.com is now Outlook.com, which is not only incredibly modern and minimalistic, but also integrates seamlessly with Facebook & Twitter and has built in Office apps (Word, Excel and Powerpoint - oh my!).
If you’re still not ready to switch from the bore that is Gmail (#justsaying) I suggest having a quick peek at the new interface and perhaps testing it out as an alternate email for all the stuff you wish to keep separate from your everyday inbox. Either that or you can start a new account for the sake of having a brand new, clutter-free inbox for once. Everyone could use a bit of that.