1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    @hotmail or @outlook?


    I have had a hotmail address for a very long time, does it make a difference if I use @Hotmail or @Outlook?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,041
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    No. Microsoft has changed the name of the service to Outlook.com, but all old Microsoft email addresses (Hotmail.com, live.com, msn.com) continue working as before.

    All new accounts created will be outlook.com, new user / new accounts can no longer select Hotmail or Live.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Kari said: View Post
    No. Microsoft has changed the name of the service to Outlook.com, but all old Microsoft email addresses (Hotmail.com, live.com, msn.com) continue working as before.

    All new accounts created will be outlook.com, new user / new accounts can no longer select Hotmail or Live.
    thanks kari
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,338
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    To confirm, Hotmail.com still works but it may look more like Outlook.com and the URL may redirect. I have accounts with both and no problem except it's easier to use different browsers to avoid confusion or having to log out of one before logging into the other, also not a problem as I have 4 browsers installed.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Out On The Water
    Posts : 87
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    Yeah I have some still in hotmail... but Outlook is way better so thankfully that they upgraded it.
    I miss when email was simple.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,524
    All kinds
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    I have @Hotmail.com for many years now and still using it. I receive mail in both Outlook and Windows mail APP.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,397
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.479
       2 Weeks Ago #7

    I still use msn.com and that goes through ok on both outlook and the new Mail App
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