TechSpot migration complete, service hits 400 million active accounts

By Jos
May 2, 2013
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  1. Microsoft today announced it has completed moving its users over to, roughly nine months after first taking the wraps off its revamped email service at the end of July 2012. According to the company, there are currently 400...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 2,917   +1,176

    This prompted me to creating a new account on

    I was expecting to see an interface almost identical with Outlook 2013 on the desktop, but to my surprise the two resemble almost nothing, just default palette. And that's the reason I didn't feel like continuing with my test.

    I would like to find unity across desktop, web and touch-screen with office documents, and until I do, I stick with just Google documents.
  3. To be honest, I want it to be different. What's the point of paying outlook 2013 then?
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 2,917   +1,176

    If you want your Office 2013 to be different from Office 365, you would be in a dying minority. Most people want unity when it comes to using the same application across platforms.

    And the point of using Outlook 2013 is the same and as general as for the entire Office 2013:
    1. Maintaining local storage of all your documents, for the reasons of security and/or portability.
    2. To be able to share documents across a local network / intranet.
    3. To be able to continue working while not connected to the Internet.
    4. To avoid any chance of data loss while using an unstable internet connection.
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,208   +48

    I wonder if you can still use Last time I checked, you still could.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    I still have a domain. I wonder if that will ever change.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627 is free, Outlook is not. If the two looked the same and performed the same, this would be bad.
  8. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Guru Posts: 435   +93,, and are all still choices available. I went ahead and made another email account with the to go with my main mail account, so far I am really enjoying the new layout of I have been using it for around 4 months now. I have always been a hotmail or live mail person ever since leaving my ISP mail, thought the new layout and features added a lot to the service.
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,521   +223

    Given I still use an address with I'd say you can.
    Hotmail Android app has needed an overhaul for a long time now, this isn't a bad start. Still prefer Gmail app though.
  10. j05hh

    j05hh TS Enthusiast Posts: 128   +18

    Still no imap sync only pop
  11. It does support Exchange ActiveSync which is superior to IMAP.

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