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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old August 2nd, 2012, 01:24 Thread Starter
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Hotmail becomes Outlook

I heard a few things about this in the last few days, so I thought I'd see what it was all about.

I did nothing more than navigate to www.outlook.com (whilst being signed in to Hotmail, mind you) and my account has been 'migrated' to the new interface.

It doesn't seem to be reversible, but the new interface is just better so there isn't much to worry about.

Try it, login to Hotmail, then in a new tab navigate to outlook.com.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:55
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I read an article about this (popped up in one of my feeds) and it does appear that the interface is a lot better. Might try it out.

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People still use Hotmail? :shakepalm:

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I also got it yesterday - it automatically took me to the new interface and I kinda liked it.

I think the change is reversible for some time until they make the move/transition permanent.

You should grab the username @outlook.com as fast as you can if you plan using it.

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A good comparison between the two for those interested:

http://lifehacker.com/5931621/outloo...ure-comparison

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I wonder if they'll overhaul MSN/Messenger as well.

This new interface is stunning and extremely usable, it actually makes Hotmail/Outlook an attractive option for email.
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I logged on to my account and found out that all my emails were wiped out (Not a problem, I don't use it anymore) but what is bugging is that they downgraded Skydrive capacity from 25 GB to just 7 GB!!

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Your emails won't be wiped unless you created a new (unlinked) account on outlook.com, or if you skipped the first option upon changing to an outlook.com account - when it asks you what you want to do with your old emails. It asks if you want to move them to a new folder or to keep them in your original inbox.

SkyDrive maybe, haven't read up on that, but I'm DropBox guy myself. All I know is that the allowance per file has risen.

I'll have to chase up with guys at work who are on Office 365 rollout projects to see if this interface is from that product. It's brilliant and I can't understate it enough, so much better than OWA.
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That Interface looks pretty good. I shall be migrating soon

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Erm, yeah, the whole world does.

Anyway, don't think the new interface is that much better, but yeah it's cool.
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Your emails won't be wiped unless you created a new (unlinked) account on outlook.com, or if you skipped the first option upon changing to an outlook.com account - when it asks you what you want to do with your old emails. It asks if you want to move them to a new folder or to keep them in your original inbox.

SkyDrive maybe, haven't read up on that, but I'm DropBox guy myself. All I know is that the allowance per file has risen.

I'll have to chase up with guys at work who are on Office 365 rollout projects to see if this interface is from that product. It's brilliant and I can't understate it enough, so much better than OWA.
My emails were wiped out before I moved to Outlook.com. Just when I logged to my hotmail account, there was only 1 email from hotmail team. It is strange because I went inactive far more than this time and my emails were still there!

Though it is not that important. I use it mainly for junk, and only logon to messenger when there is a Mafia game.

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Yeah...I created mine in early 2001 iirc and have a shit ton of stuff via hotmail...
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Lol, hotmail. I made my account around that time as well. I haven't touched it in several years now. Wonder if it still works.

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Lol, hotmail. I made my account around that time as well. I haven't touched it in several years now. Wonder if it still works.
Good for you...Do you want a cookie or something?

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If you're offering, why not? Since you seem to be generally a good guy and not an asshole or anything...

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Mine seems to only respond to my original hotmail account; hotmail.com'

Is there anyway to change it to outlook.com?

I have not had any questions. It just signs in as hotmail and I get the outlook interface.
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Have you tried to go to:

Settings --> More Settings --> Create a Outlook alias

Seems everyone want to get rid of "hotmail" in his email

My email is @msn and my username has already been taken so I didn't create one.

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Mine seems to only respond to my original hotmail account; hotmail.com'

Is there anyway to change it to outlook.com?

I have not had any questions. It just signs in as hotmail and I get the outlook interface.
Sign into hotmail first...then go to www.outlook.com
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SkyDrive maybe, haven't read up on that, but I'm DropBox guy myself. All I know is that the allowance per file has risen.

I'll have to chase up with guys at work who are on Office 365 rollout projects to see if this interface is from that product. It's brilliant and I can't understate it enough, so much better than OWA.
Unlimited storage if you have a SkyDrive account, max attachment size 300 mb iirc. OWA has come a long, looooong way since it's introduction But yeah, outlook.com obviously looks better. From what I've heard Outlook.com doesn't support IMAP yet btw.
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Neither technique is working for me at the moment.

I'll come back to it later one day.
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