Today on the Outlook Blog, the team is talking about the huge strides they have made in the web based email market.

According to the headline of the blog post they now have over 25 million active users on the successor to the oft maligned email service.

The service, which just launched in July of this year, was named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2012 and a recipient PC Magazines Best Software and Internet Web App award.  Certainly the team has everyone reason to be proud of their accomplishments with

As part of the story they shared the results of an effort to document primary Gmail users trying out for the first time.

We asked the Gmail users to sign-up for addresses, forward email from Gmail to, and try’s best features.  The Gmail users loved it.  Specifically, they shared the following opinions with us:

  • They prefer’s clean user design
  • does a better job of blocking spam and it outperforms Gmail when it comes to helping manage unwanted messages like newsletters and daily deals
  • makes it easier to share photos and Office documents

The best part was, after spending just five days with it, 4 out of 5 of these Gmail users said they would switch to

Source: Over 25 million active users, and today we’re making it even easier for Gmail users (Outlook Blog)