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draog

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There is some info/alert on the net that hotmail.com is being renamed as OUTLOOK.com and providing some interface to convert hotmaildotcom mail IDs to outlookdotcom mail_ids. It in turn disables HOTMAIL userids. is it a trap by outlookdotcom or microsoft is genuinely providing this new interface ?
 

Sushubh

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mmm. you can use your existing hotmail.com address at outlook.com. you can also create a new outlook.com address and migrate your content from hotmail.com to outlook.com.
 

draog

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Sushubh, Even I assumed so earlier. But after logging into mail into outlookdotcom, when I checked the security certificate, it appears completely different(Issuer and Subject-Key) from what it used to be on hotmail(Issuer-Verisign and Subject-Key).. When I googled for this change, I find some news reports that are all dated 31-jul-12 by some vague bloggers. Do you have any AUTHENTIC site/source that corroborates what U-and-I think abt conversion to outlookdotcom ? Pls help..
 


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well i just know that hotmail branding would be eventually discarded. but mails sent to your hotmail account would continue to arrive on your outlook.com account.

it is similar to how apple changed their email service from mac.com to me.com to icloud.com something like that.

i do not see why this is such a big cause for concern? it is their own service they can rebrand it if they want to :confused:

they are of course not forcing you to create a new outlook.com account. i created it manually. i assume that a lot of people created outlook.com ids similar to ids on hotmail for other people. so i am not sure how it would work out for them if they eventually plan to kill @hotmail.com address.

this means that both the domains could continue to exist. which is not a big deal for microsoft as they have supported email creations on hundreds of stupid domains.

lol. just found out that microsoft killed coolhotmail.com pretty soon after launching it in india. they were offering live accounts on tons of domains...
 

draog

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Do you have any AUTHENTIC site/source that corroborates our thoughts, assumptions and inferences ?
 

Sushubh

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errm. there is no conspiracy. hotmail has a bad reputation in the market. outlook has an excellent reputation. microsoft want people to forget about hotmail and think about outlook. makes a lot of sense. there is no reason otherwise they launched outlook.com and enabled it for hotmail.com accounts as well. people look at you strangely if you use hotmail as your primary email account. that is not going to happen with outlook.com :D
 


draog

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I would believe what you say on this. Would be happier if I could here it on a MICROSOFT source.
 

Sushubh

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lol. they used very careful words at launch. made no indications that they want to get rid of the hotmail brand but it is clear considering the overall reputation of the platform which has been rather derogatory for a couple of years now :D
 

abchopra2010

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I jumped on to their @live domain earlier. Seems like they have completely forgotten about them. Though i still use Windows Live Mail instead of Outlook. Feels much better.
 

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man you are still lucky. based on reports i read online, they discarded tons of domains offered through coolhotmail service. people lost their emails and accounts both.