Quote Originally Posted by SadBloke View Post
By whom? Hotmail (with a capital H) is the brand name of Microsoft's Windows Live mail system.
Don't you like to recall the days when Hotmail was an independent Web-mail system with it's own independent Messenger system too? It was so popular and successful the M$ had to take it over.

I understand what Tom is saying about 'generic' web-mail system, with all the cross-linking of various Instant Messengers. Unfortunately if I wanted someone to email me via Hotmail, then I specifically meant Hotmail, not Yahoo! or Gmail.