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Microsoft moves Outlook.com out of preview

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    Microsoft moves Outlook.com out of preview


    Six months after it first unveiled Outlook.com, Microsoft will start phasing out its Hotmail and begin moving users over to its new product.

    Microsoft announced Tuesday that its Outlook.com browser-based e-mail service has moved out of its preview stage and is now available globally.


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    I don't see what Outlook.com has to offer???? I transferred Winmail over from Vista and it works just fine. Outlook seems to give a 'DOS' type screen. Very basic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgauchey View Post
    I don't see what Outlook.com has to offer???? I transferred Winmail over from Vista and it works just fine. Outlook seems to give a 'DOS' type screen. Very basic.
    Outlook.com actually resembles the style of Windows 8 and it's a lot faster than Hotmail ever was.
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    One tip here - if you have a hotmail address and want a matching outlook.com email address as an alias, don't delay in claiming it.

    If you are xyz@hotmail.com, as I understand it, it doesn't mean that Microsoft have reserved xyz@outlook.com for you. Someone else could come along and claim it first.
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    Good point, was wondering about that. You would think they would do that, at least for 6 months.

    Just got my xyz@hotmail alias xyz@outlook yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    Good point, was wondering about that. You would think they would do that, at least for 6 months.
    It seems they are trying to move hotmail.com, live.com and msn.com users to the outlook.com service (if not the email addresses).

    So I guess xyz@hotmail.com and xyz@live.com could already be two different people, and they can't both have xyz@outlook.com. Therefore I think MS have gone for letting people stick with their old addresses and no special rules on who gets the new @outlook.com addresses.
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    I have been using outlook.com for several months and I can't say I miss the old Hotmail interface.

    It's just too bad that the Metro-style default mail app in Windows 8 doesn't work as nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    I have been using outlook.com for several months and I can't say I miss the old Hotmail interface.
    I definitely won't miss the terribly slow Hotmail interface. Outlook interface is blazing fast.
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    I used Hotmail for many years as my "public" e-mail address, I moved over to Outlook.com during the beta phase. I can't say I like it better than Hotmail.

    Same way I'm still using Outlook 2003 (in Win 7 and Win 8) on my ISP's POP e-mail. It has features that Windows Live Mail does not have.
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    HI Jack,
    I have always used the msn.com for years when it was premium, and now I use it with Outlook which is bundled with Office, and have no intentions of moving to Outlook.com.
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