Microsoft replacing Hotmail with upgraded Outlook

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  1. tgell

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    I wonder when this will be finalized?

     
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    http://reviews.cnet.com/e-mail/microsoft-outlook-com-e/4505-3536_7-35404526.html

     
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    It looks very beautiful and functional. I think I'll switch.
     
  4. Page42

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    Thanks for the heads up, tgell.

    Just what I did. :thumb:
     
  5. funkydude

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    I "swapped" over and grabbed some good aliases whilst they're still available :)

    New look is miles ahead of the old one.
     
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    I made a new account from scratch, it works for me.
     
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    I don't think Outlook.com is such a great improvement over Hotmail.
    That is to say, I have no problems with it.
    It seems somehow 'clunkier' than Hotmail, but don't ask me to explain what clunkier means.
    (Okay, I'll try... clunkier sorta like cartoonish.)
    Anyway, it's okay. Kind of a YAWNer improvement, unless there are security enhancements I'm unaware of, or new features or something. :)
     
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    Upgraded as well. I like it so far
     
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    seens fine..but who knows
     
  10. Raza0007

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    What is wrong with hotmail and why don't they just improve hotmail instead of opening a new service? They tried to do this a few years ago with windows live too and that didn't work out, so why would this outlook.com idea work now. It seems to me that some top microsoft executive does not like the word "hotmail" and that is the real reason behind this "trying to switch users to a new service" push.

    I am not going to switch from hotmail, this was my first ever email account and holds a lot of sentimental value for me.
     
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    Wow!

    it's awesome to be early and get a 'vanity license plate'! :D

    instead of getting a message like this:
    "Mr Big 1243@outlook dot com is already taken but Mr Big 4958231 is still available!" ;)
     
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    I think you've hit on some good points... particularly the top MS executive probably not liking the name Hotmail, so they roll out a new service. :D
     
  13. funkydude

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    It's not really a new service. It's a new look to the current service, plus a brand rename. It's not like you're losing anything you can still use your current account as normal and you'll get the new layout eventually. The @outlook aliases are optional and its a good idea to grab the rare ones now.
     
  14. siljaline

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    Most of the information required for those making the transition should be all here.
     
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    What does that mean? One can keep their old hotmail addresses? What I have been reading is that eventually they plan to port all hotmail.com addresses over to outlook.com addresses. So if you have "jane.doe@hotmail.com" as your current address, it will be eventually changed to "jane.doe@outlook.com". Isn't this the case? or am I missing something.
     
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    No, I haven't read that anywhere. Infact if you log into outlook.com and create a new alias, whilst you can create @outlook, you can ALSO create @Hotmail and @live still. No one is going to be forced into changing their email address.
     
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    Instead of re-branding they should improve their service if they plan to compete with others. I mean you can call a "chair" a "table", but it does not change the fact that it is still a chair.
     
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    Yeah, my ISP has gone through mergers and rebrandings like this and they've never had me change my email addresses. I can even create new "sub accounts" using the same old domain.
     
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    Salaams,

    Ramadhan Karim!

    What will happen if someone grabbed "jane.doe@outloook.com" before the switch over from "jane.doe@hotmail.com"?

    Best regards,
     
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    you're gonna be able to keep your Hotmail address.
    but you will get switched to the new interface later on.

    now is the time to grab some good outlook.com names while they're still available.
     
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    MS Mail outclassing Gmail. 2-3 years ago I wouldn't have put my money on it.
     
  22. moontan

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    i like the new look.

    the interface is pretty cool and less cluttered that Hotmail.
     
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    Years ago, when Hm was kind of popular, my children opened an account for my wife. Over the years I've tried to persuade her to try google or yahoo to no avail. Although I too have an account strictly for Skydrive and the alias which I've never used, the thing I really hate about Hm is it is the only thing out there that you have to include @hotmail.com to log in. Is that indeed still the case?
     
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    Not possible if someone already signed up as "outlook.com". Try and register as one of the hotmail email you own as a new outlook email with the same user name? See if it allows you.


    Best regards,
     
  25. NGRhodes

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    UI is a great improvement.
    Hopefully they will improve the functionality and fix the numerous little bugs in time or else it will never become my main mail account.
     
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