Barely two weeks after it debuted, Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation email service Outlook.com has gained 10 million users, the software giant said.
Microsoft corporate vice president of Windows Live Experience Program Management Chris Jones said Outlook.com also got many positive comments.
“We’ve received hundreds of great comments, participated in thousands of threads on @reddit, @gizmodo, @neowin and are excited to share that, as of today, more than 10 million people have signed up and started using Outlook.com,” he said in a blog post.
That’s fast when you put it in the context of Gmail’s slow but steady growth, although the boasting doesn’t tell the whole story. As many with Hotmail spam addresses can attest, there’s a difference between signing up and becoming an active user. We wouldn’t be shocked if some of that 10 million was part of an early gold rush for the best names — no one wants to be stuck with IAmADemiGod19205, after all.