Windows 10: @hotmail or @outlook?

  1.    15 Nov 2016 #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. Posts : 11,858
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Nov 2016 #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.    17 Nov 2016 #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. Posts : 3,542
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       17 Nov 2016 #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. Posts : 113
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       21 Nov 2016 #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.    22 Nov 2016 #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. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       22 Nov 2016 #7

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