Browsers, E-mail, & Web Apps forum

General discussion

Hotmail is officially dead: Microsoft shifts to Outlook

by Carol~ Forum moderator / May 3, 2013 4:30 AM PDT

It's official: Hotmail is dead.

The company announced it has completed the transition from the email service to the new Outlook.com, which now boasts more than 400 million accounts.

"We've been focused throughout the upgrade on ensuring that every customer has a great experience," says Dick Craddock, Outlook.com's group program mananger. "We've been overwhelmed with the response so far."

Along with a more modern interface, the Outlook email client introduces several features, such as two-factor authentication, an updated calendar and app and integration with cloud service Skydrive and Skype.

Users with Hotmail addresses can continue to use those accounts as long as they choose. However, Hotmail address owners can opt to claim an Outlook email address.

"Our belief is that as people start using the new experience, they will come to love it even more than they loved Hotmail," says Craddock. "We are keenly listening to what our customers have to say, and we'll make the right set of adjustments to ensure that we make the experience as great as it can be."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2013/05/03/microsoft-hotmail-outlook/2132073/

For further details see Dick Craddock's post @ the Outlook Blog:

Outlook.com: 400 million active accounts, Hotmail upgrade complete and more features on the way

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Hotmail is officially dead: Microsoft shifts to Outlook
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Hotmail is officially dead: Microsoft shifts to Outlook
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.