How Hotmail changed Microsoft (and email) forever | Ars Technica


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1997年 Hotmail 被微软收购时服务器用 FreeBSD 与 Solaris。被收购后花了好几年才完全迁移到微软自己的技术栈上(Windows、IIS等)。后来 Hotmail 邮箱沦为滋生垃圾邮件的温床。

如果想多了解一点 Hotmail 的创业史,"Founders At Work" 书里面有对 Hotmail 创始人的长篇采访。
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Acquired December 1997, Hotmail was the gift that kept on giving—for good or ill.
Twenty years ago this week, on December 29, 1997, Bill Gates bought Microsoft a $450 million late Christmas present: a Sunnyvale-based outfit called Hotmail. With the buy—the largest all-cash Internet startup purchase of its day—Microsoft plunged into the nascent world of Web-based email.
Originally launched in 1996 by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia as "HoTMaiL" (referencing HTML, the language of the World Wide Web), Hotmail was initially folded into Microsoft's MSN online service. Mistakes were made. Many dollars were spent. Branding was changed. Spam became legion. Many, many horrendous email signatures were spawned.
But over the years that followed, Hotmail would set the course for all the Web-based email offerings that followed, launching the era of mass-consumer free email services. Along the way, Hotmail drove changes in Windows itself (particularly in what would become Windows Server) that would lay the groundwork for the operating system to make its push into the data center. And the email service would be Microsoft's first step toward what is now the Azure cloud.
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Acquired December 1997, Hotmail was the gift that kept on giving—for good or ill.
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Acquired December 1997, Hotmail was the gift that kept on giving—for good or ill.
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Twenty years ago this week, on December 29, 1997, Bill Gates bought Microsoft a $450 million late Christmas present: a Sunnyvale-based outfit called Hotmail. With the buy—the largest all-cash Internet startup purchase of its day—Microsoft plunged into the nascent world of Web-based email. via Pocket
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Twenty years ago this week, on December 29, 1997, Bill Gates bought Microsoft a $450 million late Christmas present: a Sunnyvale-based outfit called Hotmail. With the buy—the largest all-cash Internet startup purchase of its day—Microsoft plunged into the nascent world of Web-based email.
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Great history of Windows Server told through the eyes of Hotmail
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