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Would you pay for email? Outlook Premium to dangle the carrot

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Details of Microsoft’s planned subscription email service, Outlook Premium, have emerged on Monday.

Thanks to a page spotted by Thurrott.com, (via TechCrunch) we now know the service will be $3.99 (around £2.70) a month, but will offer customers plenty for their contributions.

There’ll be an ad-free inbox and five personalised email addressees, offering users a chance to have their own domain name rather than Outlook.com.

There’ll also be easier ways to share calendars, contacts and documents as users will be able to establish sharing relationships with those folks using the same domain name.

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The first year of the service, plus the domain name, will be free to those signing up form the Outlook website. The report also points out Microsoft may be inclined to change the price point as time goes on.

When signing up, Microsoft will guide users through the domain names available and even suggest some.

The domains acquired through the sign up process will need to be renewed by customers using a third-party service like GoDaddy after the first year.

The service, which is invite-only right now, could prove useful for families and small businesses who tend to share a lot of documents with each other.

Would you pay for an email account to secure all of these features? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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