Discover some of the great new features in Hotmail, including Active View. Image Microsoft

Hotmail is better than ever with loads of new features to help you send more mail and keep the spam out.

Now when you pin Hotmail to your Windows 7 taskbar using Internet Explorer 9, a notification shows the number of unread email messages you have waiting. We shine a light on this and some of the other exciting features now available in an inbox near you.

Whether it be Facebook integration, the ability to watch YouTube videos without opening another browser window or the news that you'll be able to message all of your Messenger contacts from your inbox - there's something here for everyone.

See what else is new in Hotmail