Outlook.com hits 60 million users, drops preview tag

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Microsoft's Outlook.com email service has been a massive hit for the company since its unveiling in July. Offering a much improved user interface, Outlook.com is Microsoft's premier email service and the company has announced that site now has 60 million active users.

In a phone conversation with David Law of Microsoft, he touted that they like to think of it as 0-60 million users in just over six months, cute. But on an honest note, the growth is incredible and Microsoft says that Outlook.com is the fastest growing email service on the market at this time.

Of those 60 million, Microsoft touts that a third are Gmail converts, over 12 million customers are using Sweep, Schedule cleanup, and similar tools to organize their inbox, and finally that over 25 million Outlook.com customers have embraced SkyDrive to share over half a billion photos and Office documents.