Outlook is a vestige of the quaint bygone era when the desktop was king. Now that the cloud is moving towards the mainstream and people use multiple devices, thin is in, which means Outlook is just Out.
For fast email, the only word you need to know is gmail. I manage 11 email addresses seamlessly across three devices (desktop, laptop, Android smartphone).
Yes, sure, there is Outlook.com and Microsoft is building its web ecosystem (Bing, SkyDrive, etc.) I suppose it might be competitive. If that's your thing, knock yourself out.
But, shucks, I don't launch MSIE on any of my devices, whereas Chrome is my default browser. Google's ecosystem makes more sense to me.
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