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New Outlook.com

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    New Outlook.com


    Hi to all. I have often browsed this forum, and have now registered and am ready to post my 1st question.

    I am on Windows 8 and use live mail on my desktop (with a Hotmail email address). Today, I followed the link in an email from Microsoft to update to Outlook.com. In a very short time (think seconds), I was informed that the upgrade had completed and received an email from the team headed "welcome to your new inbox".

    However, Live mail is what comes up when I click on the desktop icon, which is still labelled Live mail.

    So what has happened to Outlook? What have I done wrong? or is there something that I have yet to do.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Keith

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    Outlook is the new hotmail that you would see in a web browser.
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    you did nothing wrong ,if you use live mail with hotmail you can now set up live mail to use both ,you just need to add new act in live mail and set it up to open you oultook.com acct . I use live mail to download email for 5 different acct ,2 hotmail 1 outlook.com and 2 from i ISP acct .you can still use www.outlook.com to check both hotmail and outlook.com accts
    to setup outlook.com in live mail ,just open live mail go to accounts tab at the top ,click email ,and just add you outlook.com address and password and follow the prompts to continue , good luck any questions just ask
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    Windows 8

    New Outlook.com


    Thanks for your replies exscentric and caperjack.

    From reading threads on other forums relating to the new Outlook.com, I got the impression that Outlook is replacing Live mail, in fact the email I received from Microsoft a couple of weeks ago said just that. One or two posters (presumably in the States), reported that on switching on their pc's they found that Live mail had been replaced by Outlook. Microsoft are supposed to be rolling this out region by region and in the end the user has no choice (other than to use a non-Microsoft email client).

    So I presume I have to go on the internet to Outlook.com and log-in?

    Keith

    ps. I have just gone to Outlook.com (via IE10), and it takes me straight into my account. All the mail and folders that are under my Hotmail account are there but nothing that I had in a Tiscali account is included! So it appears to have only recognised the Hotmail account!
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    that the first i heard that microsoft was getting rid of live mail ,as i said i use live mail for all my email providers ,i open live mail and it check for mail in all 5 accts at once . i never go to the email sites in my browser unless I'm away from home

    as for your Tiscali account if its not a web based email acct but a ISP acct it will not show up in outlook .www outlook com is not a replacement for windows live mail,it just a new microsoft web based email for the future ,like cloud computing
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    New Outlook.com


    Hi Caperjack.

    I have perhaps not properly understood Microsoft's intention when I read in their email "Your Hotmail inbox will be automatically upgraded to Outlook.com soon, or you can quickly upgrade today by clicking the button above". I interpreted this to mean a replacement for Live mail.

    So if Live Mail is to continue and Hotmail addresses to remain valid, I probably don't need Outlook!

    Keith
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you keep the same email address. but instead of using the Hotmail website/interface, you're now using the outlook.com website/interface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithReeman View Post
    Hi Caperjack.

    I have perhaps not properly understood Microsoft's intention when I read in their email "Your Hotmail inbox will be automatically upgraded to Outlook.com soon, or you can quickly upgrade today by clicking the button above". I interpreted this to mean a replacement for Live mail.

    So if Live Mail is to continue and Hotmail addresses to remain valid, I probably don't need Outlook!
    live mail is a computer based email aplication ,outlook.com and hotmail are web based email .
    as said already you can setup windows live mail to access your web based acct like hotmail

    Keith
    exactly ,you don't need a new outlook.com acct ,dirtyvu is correct ,just use you hotmail acct info on outlook.com
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    if you use name@Hotmail.com you can still use it when signing into outlook.com
    if you use name@live.com you can still use it when signing into outlook.com
    If you use name@msn.com you can still use it when signing into outlook.com

    You can still use all the same email addresses and configurations for windows live mail and it will go to outlook.com

    Nothing has changed except webmail sign in, and the old look on the web browser has changed

    Microsoft has stated you do not have to make a new account once you log into outlook.com
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    Hi,
    I create alias for my hotmail account. I start to use outlook email address only. I feel more secure because now my account (hotmail) not revealed in my email.
    Cheers.
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