I have never used Outlook and in reading the posts here I see references to Outlook Express, Outlook.com, Outlook 2013, so I do not know what MS is converting hotmail users to. I have a WL account, but I never log onto IE to open it. I avoid all the ads that way. I use the Client version. MS is making the cutover to Outlook mandatory for hotmail users and I have already received the email indicating that I can upgrade now or wait for the mandatory cutover. I have 25GB of free cloud storage with Live. Do I lose this at cutover, does it drop to 7GB? No mention of this on the MS Live webpage. The MS Live web page does not say how big the download is either, so I am not going to upgrade until I know. I hope it is not around 100MB or something like that.