Microsoft started testing the Outlook.com Premium email service in October last year. The service was in beta at that point in time and the company didn’t really confirm when it would be released for everybody. According to a new report, Microsoft has formally albeit quietly launched the Outlook.com Premium email service for users in the United States this week.
Outlook.com Premium no longer has the Preview tag which means that it’s now open to all users, even though you have to be based in the United States in order to subscribe to this service.
This service provides custom domain support for five users so that they can get a personalized email address with their domain and assign email addresses on that domain to up to five users. Users will also be able to share contacts, calendars, and documents via OneDrive between those five users.
Sharing relationships are automatically configured between the people who have email addresses on a particular domain. Another advantage of Outlook.com Premium is that users get an ad-free inbox so that they have a “distraction-free view” of email, photos, and documents.
Anyone in the United States can now subscribe to Outlook.com Premium for $19.95. However, this appears to be the introductory pricing which will expire on March 31st, and pricing may increase to $50 per year after that.