UPDATE: Outlook.com no longer offers free custom domain email addresses and you will need to upgrade to Outlook 365 in order to do this.
When I started my digital marketing business I spent some time looking for the best email solution, and stumbled on to the Outlook.com email offering. I read great reviews about it so I decided to sign up and use it to manage my company’s mail accounts. I am a huge fan of Gmail and will still use it as my primary personal email provider but for a start-up, I seriously recommend Outlook.com. With Gmail you spend a reasonable $5 a month per email account but if you want to operate as lean as possible then you should check out Outlook.com
8 Reasons Why You Should Use Outlook.com For Your Business
#2 It’s free for up to 500 email addresses for your domain.
#3 You get unlimited storage for your mails.
Microsoft Outlook includes email storage that expands to provide you with as much storage space as you need. Your inbox capacity will automatically increase as you need more space. [Storage Limits]
#4 A Onedrive file storage account with 7GBs of space gets automatically created and is seamlessly integrated with your account.
#5 You get free access to Office Web Apps so you can create Powerpoint, Word, Exel or Onenote docs and save them to your Onedrive.#6 The intuitive interface is clean and refreshing unlike Gmail’s cluttered experience.#7 You can import your Google and Facebook messenger contacts and chat inside your inbox.
#8 Skype integration: It doesn’t seem like it’s been rolled out in South Africa yet but soon you will be able to call your clients via Skype straight from your inbox.
Still not convinced? have a look at Outlook.com’s summary here.