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    Goodbye Hotmail, Hello Outlook!

    New Outlook.com site to replace Hotmail.com/Livemail.com. Looked at it and its the best webmail site I've seen although I still prefera desktop mail client.
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    http://www.zdnet.com/goodbye-hotmail...om-7000001893/

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    The only problem i have is that in order to get a .outlook email address i had to set up a new account.
    if i signed in using my live.com it picks up the original email i used and could not find anyway to change it.
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    You can change the live.com. address. I changed mine. When you get in, just click the Get New ID link, in the email message from the Outook team in the inbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    You can change the live.com. address. I changed mine. When you get in, just click the Get New ID link, in the email message from the Outook team in the inbox.
    i read the email several times and and nowhere can i find a get new ID link.
    i don't know if it matters but i never had a hotmail or livemail email address.
    Barry

    At Microsoft, we've got a long history with email — from Hotmail, our consumer service used by more than 300 million people monthly, to Outlook and Exchange, the software and service managing communications, calendar, and contacts for many millions more.

    Using the lessons we've learned from both consumers and enterprises, it's our goal to become the very best email service anywhere. That is a big statement – but one we are absolutely committed to deliver upon. That journey starts today.

    An experience with no compromises
    Outlook.com is the first step in creating one complete experience for the next generation of communications. Email should be connected to your friends – whether they like to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, or a combination. Email should let you get more done, faster – with immediate access to your inbox and tools that can automatically categorize, move, or delete messages you don't want. Email should be deeply integrated with other services – for Outlook.com, you'll find that Office Web Apps, SkyDrive, and, soon, Skype come built right in. And we hope you have already noticed our fast, beautiful user experience.

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    That's what you find when you login to your live account? The email message is titled Get to know what's new in Outlook. Second paragraph's title is Get a outlook email address for a new inbox. It has a link below - Get a new ID. That's the link I used.

    You can also get there through the menu option More Mail Settings.
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    Just choose Rename your email address:

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    This should get you started.
    Last edited by ruirib; 2012-07-31 at 19:18.

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    I Tried that and the only options are Hotmail.com or Live.com
    see below
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    Use a different email address as your Microsoft account We're unable to retrieve information for this section at this time. We're sorry for the inconvenience, please try again later.
    When you change the email address you use as your Microsoft account, your other account information, contacts, and email don't change. (But it might take up to 48 hours for all the info to switch to the new address.)
    When you rename your Microsoft account, your new ID works just like your old one. All of your account information and contacts will automatically transfer to your new ID within 48 hours.
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    let me try this again

    Use a different email address as your Microsoft account We're unable to retrieve information for this section at this time. We're sorry for the inconvenience, please try again later.
    When you change the email address you use as your Microsoft account, your other account information, contacts, and email don't change. (But it might take up to 48 hours for all the info to switch to the new address.)
    When you rename your Microsoft account, your new ID works just like your old one. All of your account information and contacts will automatically transfer to your new ID within 48 hours.
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    Well I am sorry about that, I had no issues replacing my own live.com address for an outlook.com. I can't explain why an outlook.com address is not available.

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    Anyone that has been using hotmail, especially the paid subscription, will be able to keep their email address.

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    Sorry about the duplicate posts.
    I can only assume its because i never had a hotmail or a live.com email.
    its no big deal i just created a new account using my gmail email rather than the sbcglobal.net that Microsoft associates with my windows live acount.
    Barry

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    I tried it out, but changed back. Not because I didn't like it, although I don't, it was because I access my MSFT e-mail address's 1: on my Windows Phone, 2: Outlook 2007 (Desktop), and 3: Through my WindowsLive. And there in lies the problem. I have WindowsLive pinned to my task bar as I use it daily to access e-mail, but mainly both of my SkyDrive Accounts. When I switched over to the new Outlook, I was unable to go back to WindowsLive, and the pinned WindowsLive icon on my taskbar was not the new Outlook web mail.....I will take a look later when it gets a little more aged.
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    I'm using Outlook but, when I explored the New ID, it would not change from my original & everything stayed intact & is just peachy.

    Drew

    Hotmail to Outlook



    http://www.geektown.ca/2012/07/goodb...utlookcom.html

    This is (now) looking VERY similar to MS Office Outlook 2013!

    Cheers,
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    Question hotmail to outlook.com

    As I read some renderings on the web, this was implied to be a name change mostly, where hotmail is simply becoming outlok.com (with perhaps some modest changes). Do we have a definitive scenario yet?

    Will Windows Live Essentials still install and work on Win8? I am not interested in a web or cloud based mail system and the Windows Live Mail client was acceptable because it worked with my current ISP. This thing with hotmail to outlook.com seems just a big mess, especially since MicroSoft had previously announced that Windows Live Essentials applications would simply become metro apps under Win8. Is this still in the works?

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    Now Ain't this just Ducky!!!!!

    How does an account rename affect my Windows Phone 7?

    On your phone, features that use the new @Outlook.com address will stop working, including Marketplace, Xbox LIVE, SkyDrive, email, and others. To use these features again on your phone, you'd need to restore it to factory settings, which erases all personal content. You will need to set up the phone using your new account.
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