August 2nd, 2012, 04:56 AM #1
Say goodbye to Hotmail - Now itís Outlook
No need to be kind here: telling people you use Hotmail has been the Internet equivalent of admitting to necrophilia. But after a decade as a punchline, Hotmail just pulled off the biggest victory in the inbox game since Gmail. And it might just get you to switch.
This is starting to look familiar to the point of predictability. Microsoft takes something boring, partially broken, and thoroughly entrenched: Windows, Office, Mobile. Toss nearly everything ugly and uninspired into the ash heap, put smart people to work on it, and pack it full of Metro. Windows 8, Office 15, and Windows Phone have all turned stale things into vibrant, modern successes. And Hotmailónow Outlookócan boast the same.
Microsoft's new Outlook.com
(Might want to grab your "firstname.lastname@example.org" before someone else does).
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August 2nd, 2012, 05:30 AM #2
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You don't even have to make a new address if you don't want. I just signed in with my @hotmail and it's already set up to Outlook. Although the address is still @hotmail.
August 2nd, 2012, 06:46 AM #3Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
August 2nd, 2012, 11:32 AM #4
I'm guessing I need to log out of my Hotmail account to get access to Outlook.com to create an @outlook.com account?
I went to the site in the article and right away I was logged into my hotmail account.
I just went in and logged out of Hotmail, still logs me in to Outlook, logged out of that, and was finally able to make a new account... or at least try to.
Damn CAPTCHA type verification wants to prove your not a robot, when you type characters in as shown (Upper and Lower case), it won't accept that, type them all in lower case, and it accepts it... so much for proving one is not a robot.
Add to that, tells me that my name for my account is already in use, would be nice if it told me whether someone else already claimed it, or that it was when I made the Alias for it in Outlook signed in under my Hotmail account (which I'm assuming that is why it did that).
Just want to make sure that my normal account name with the @outlook.com is secured for me to use.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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