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Security & privacy

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Security & privacy

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Keeps spam in your inbox at less than 3% Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
SSL turned on by default Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
Doesn't serve targeted ads based on email contents Blue checkmark

Modern inbox

Modern inbox

Virtually unlimited storage (free) Blue checkmark Purple checkmark
Share, view, and edit Microsoft Office docs using Office Online Blue checkmark
Organize emails by conversation (optional) Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
Reading pane (optional) Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
Send mail from other email accounts Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
One click mark as read Blue checkmark

Organizational tools

Organizational tools

Create aliases—additional addresses that link to your inbox Blue checkmark Purple checkmark
Organize inbox by custom categories, folders, or both Blue checkmark Purple checkmark
Auto-categorize newsletters Blue checkmark Red outlined checkmark1 Purple outlined checkmark1
Flag important messages to the top of your inbox Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
Create time-based rules, such as "delete after 10 days" Blue checkmark
Built-in search Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark

Mobile access

Mobile access

Mobile access on major phones Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) Blue checkmark Red checkmark
POP aggregation Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark
IMAP Blue checkmark Red checkmark Purple checkmark

People

People

Connect to Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn Blue checkmark
Chat with and video message Skype friends Blue checkmark
Chat with Facebook friends Blue checkmark Purple checkmark
Chat with Google friends Blue checkmark Red checkmark
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