CBS Moneywatch writer Dave Johnson raves about the new Microsoft webmail service.

Rather than continuing to try to update the aging and (justifiably) maligned Hotmail service, Microsoft decided to start fresh. Outlook is a whole new Web mail service, and it’s an impressive product that deserves your attention. Really, I can’t overstate how cool and useful the new Outlook is. It’s Web mail done right, and is in most ways a significant improvement over Google’s Web mail offering, Gmail. Currently, I’m actually forwarding my Gmail to Outlook because I prefer the new service. Here are my top five reasons you should consider trying it yourself.

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