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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Microsoft Officially Replaced Hotmail with Outlook

Microsoft Officially Replaced Hotmail with Outlook

Microsoft Officially Replaced Hotmail with Outlook

Added: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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The software giant has completed the transition from Hotmail to the new Outlook.com. As a result, the latter now boasts over 400 million accounts overall. The representatives of the company point out that the new Outlook email application has a number of different features from Hotmail. For example, it offers two-factor authentication, an updated calendar and app, as well as integration with cloud service called Skydrive and Skype.

Experts admit that most Hotmail users won’t notice any difference, so you can continue using your account as long as you want. You can also claim an Outlook email address whenever you like. Microsoft mentioned that Hotmail had over 300 million active accounts before its closure. Thus, upgrading had meant communicating with millions of people, upgrading all the mailboxes and also making sure that everyone’s details like mail, calendar, contacts, folders, and personal preferences were all preserved during the upgrade. This process was done live and as fast as in 6 weeks.

Industry observers remind that Hotmail was one of the first Internet-based email services, created by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in July 1996 as “HoTMaiL”. Three years later Microsoft acquired the Internet email service for about $400 million to rebrand it as “MSN Hotmail”. Finally, Outlook.com was launched three months ago, based around the company’s Metro design language. Apparently, the service closely mimics the interface of Microsoft Outlook. Now we can officially say goodbye to Hotmail, which already doesn’t exist.

May 15th,2013

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Date:  Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Comments (19) (please add your comment »)

posted by KittymenTurtle (2013-05-15 13:16:57)
ghosty1985 avatarI hate the feel of the outlook page.

posted by ModeratorTrue LoveGirl (2013-05-15 18:47:36)
SiLvErDuSt avatarIts crap on androids-just terrible

posted by (2013-05-15 18:56:39)
Hund avatarwhat is the storage capacity of Skydrive and is it free

posted by Turtle (2013-05-15 21:34:21)
magengar avatarHow many of those "over 400 million" accounts
were forced to accept this change, AGAINST their will?
MSN and Outlook... I'm glad I never used them.
And I never will.

posted by Site FriendET junkieET lover (2013-05-15 21:54:31)
greenbud1969 avatarthis outlook is crap. hotmail was so much better. microsoft is always messing stuff up.

posted by Turtle (2013-05-15 22:49:43)
julio99 avatarI have to agree with most f what #5 says. Microsoft has a big knack for screwing a lot of their projects up. Their Office Outlook has gone completely backwards. I used to be able to start Outlook 2007 min. to the tray at start-up. Went and paid for 2010 Outlook because I liked it a bit better than 2007 and this you can only min. to the task bar at start-up. You need to write a .vbs script to get it to the tray on start-up. As for Outlook.com, I'm still out on that because of the maint. problems. They apologize from time to time because they are not online or doing some maintenance. We'll see on that one.

posted by (2013-05-15 23:47:05)
CaptCosmo avatarBeen using MSN for my eMail since the early 90's. Then they changed it to Hotmail but my address stayed the same ([email protected]). I had always avoided setting up OUTLOOK to manage my multiple eMail accounts (6 total). I don't like OUTLOOK now just as I didn't like it before. Now Microsoft has pushed me away. I'll have to manage my accounts using a different eMail provider from now on. I'm sure any of them will be better than what has just been forced on me. AND I am warning Bill Gates - if you continue to force crap like Win8 on me you & Microsoft will not see me again!

posted by (2013-05-15 23:49:33)
hairpin100 avatar"communicating with millions of people" my arse, the only communication i got when i eventually got into my `new account` was 2 emails welcoming me to my outlook account. [email protected]

posted by (2013-05-16 01:04:28)
No avatar@ HUND The storage is 7GB for free. Skydrive is nothing new it has been available for some time. When it first came out it had 20GB for free but then they reduced it to 7GB.
@ SILVERDUST yea the android app is useless older version is OK though. I use older V7. so I can still open web pages from emails in a browser of my choice.

posted by (2013-05-16 01:22:17)
No avatarhi all if it`s not broke don`t fix it ????????????????????

posted by (2013-05-16 07:47:26)
Poulail22 avatarafter win8 this ....wth are they thinking ???

posted by ET babyET lover (2013-05-16 11:53:17)
eNdEmiOn avatarJust a new interface. Still no IMAP support.

posted by (2013-05-16 12:18:39)
No avatarI liked it no more annoying adds great, I use gmail less now because of that.

posted by (2013-05-16 21:38:56)
madloo08 avatarhate the change to be honest with the way notifications display on android used to have like a two line preview now have to click and seem to get bit more spam mail?

posted by (2013-05-17 12:24:41)
nobs68 avatarbeen using Outlook for a few years cos my University uses it. Never had a prob apart from it never worked proper on my pc when linking instant email through send to email recipient buy it is now sorted so it works great for me. For me the change is good. Works fine on my Windows phone.

posted by (2013-05-17 20:39:12)
Skaterz4life avatarI was so Furious when I saw the Change I emailed corp headquaters and everything Complaining that they just forced me to take outlook. I have always stayed away frm it since the 90s I think its Total Garbage especially since they forced it to all users of hotmail & live. Just really goes 2 sho jus How much power they really do have

posted by (2013-05-18 20:54:08)
loveu avatarI signed up on the 2nd day of the official outlook launch and feel good, but it needs upgraded browser otherwise it is difficult to launch the page. Overall, it feels like metro like interface.
Thumbs up.............

posted by ET lover (2013-05-19 19:45:39)
missvocalese avatarabsolute power..corrupts absolutely. That being said..microsoft was going ahead with this,no matter what people said. I only use it for junk emails and spam and other crap sent my way.And I just delete it all...never read it. I have another email acct that suits me very well!

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2013-05-21 04:10:09)
fusseltier avatarhotmail was a lot better than outlook.com is...
outlook.com really sucks, and to think they thought that changing the name would make more people use it is crazy.
the reason most people wouldn't use it is because they don't like microsoft, not because its called hotmail.
i wish they would have left it alone, hotmail was good the way it way, and if they really worried about it, they should have made outlook.com separate and let people have the choice instead of making everybody use outlook.com

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