Say goodbye to Hotmail
Microsoft has transferred hundreds of millions of free email accounts to the Outlook.com umbrella. Users shouldn't see many hiccups, however.
The email service that hundreds of millions of users know is officially dead -- some 16 years after Microsoft acquired it for $500 million. And it was a great run. Now, all Hotmail accounts have been automatically transferred to Outlook.com. (Microsoft owns and publishes moneyNOW, an MSN Money site.)
People can still use their existing Hotmail.com addresses, or they can choose to get an Outlook.com address. Users don't need to update apps or sign-ins that are associated with the Hotmail.com account.
Microsoft moved Outlook.com out of preview mode in February, and at that time Hotmail still had more than 300 million active accounts, the company said on its blog. After rolling over all the Hotmail accounts, Outlook.com now has some 400 million active accounts.
On its blog, Microsoft shows the before-and-after views of the old Hotmail and the new Outlook.com. The new service looks cleaner and more organized, without any of those giant display ads that Hotmail users loved to hate.
- Disney halts production in Bangladesh
With Hotmail it was easy to "forward to; add contacts, and find the entire list of contacts.
Now with Outlook it's like the old "pop-up" windows, click, click, click ,click, click!!!!!!! Old technology!!!! TOO MANY CLICKS TO FINALLY GET THE JOB DONE!!!! WHO WAS HE BRAINS BEHIND THIS BACKWARD UPGRADE?????
they WILL CHANGE IT ON US AGAIN !!!
When I click on my email in Outlook Inbox sometimes it dissapear and it's nowhere to be found...?
outlook sucks- they cut the right hand of the page off for ads then you cant see the full content of your email, is harder to work with, not user friendly
I am changing to gmail
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market finished an upbeat week on a mixed note. The S&P 500 added just over a point, holding its weekly gain at 1.0% while the Nasdaq lost 0.4%.
The major averages began the day on an upbeat note, but relinquished their opening gains during the first 90 minutes of action. The early sentiment was boosted by a better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls report for February (175K versus Briefing.com consensus 163K), but a closer look into the report suggested that ... More
More Market News
The solid report comes a month after the retailer closed all of its Canadian operations.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'