Outlook for Subscription Services

By Deane Barker on January 20, 2005

MS launches Outlook email subscriptions: It’s essentially a Webmail account with a client thrown in. (Or a nice way to open a huge security hole in an otherwise secure Webmail account, depending on how you look at it…)

Microsoft has launched a subscription version of Outlook that will connect to Hotmail or MSN accounts. For $59 a year, subscribers get a copy of Outlook 2003 for Subscription Services, 2GB of online storage and the ability to send messages with attachments of up to 20MB.

I don’t think you could connect to Hotmail or MSN via POP without paying $20 a year for “extra storage,” so the economics aren’t bad.