Outlook Hotmail: The Microsoft email is renewed. The well known Hotmail has changed its name and now the old Internet address Hotmail.com redirects you to Outlook.com.
Since it was founded, the Microsoft email has had several different names, and has been redesigned many times. Starting with the initial MSN Hotmail and moving to Windows Live Hotmail, this email has evolved into Outlook. This change has made the Microsoft email lose the “Hotmail” name that had had for over a decade.
A whole new change
With this final change, not only the name and the colour range were changed, but many of the main tools were modified and some useful new ones were added. The Outlook email has now certain improved features such as:
- More security in your account.
- A better control of spam.
- Quick access buttons on the main page to delete or flag emails.
- A better folder organization.
- A better adaptability to potable devices such as smartphones or tablets.
- The possibility of flagging important messages so they can be accessed at the top of the inbox folder.
- Direct link with Skype from the main menu.
- Straight connection with your friends from many social networks.
- More tools to edit emails.
- Larger storage capacity.
- The option of sending larger attached documents in your emails.
- Playing YouTube videos straight from emails.
- More security options for the access problems.
Hotmail has moved to Outlook
Before the final move, Hotmail had been sending reminder emails to all customers about the switch, while the Internet domain Hotmail.com would always redirect us to Outlook.com. That is the reason why whenever you try to access www.hotmail.com or www.live.com, you will always be redirected to www.outlook.com.
What will happen to the email accounts with an @hotmail.com extension?
There is no problem at all with those email account, as they will continue to work perfectly. As a matter of fact, if you want to register an email account with an extension @hotmail.com, you can do so. When completing the questionnaire for registering a new Microsoft email account, you will be given the option to use a @hotmail.com, @outlook.com or any other local extensions depending on your country.