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.
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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
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