Outlook.com gains 60 million users in six months, exits preview

Shawn Knight

Posts: 13,080   +131
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Last July Microsoft released a preview of Outlook.com, the company’s new web-based e-mail service designed to compete directly with Gmail. In the six months that have followed, 60 million people have signed up for Outlook.com according to a new post...

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Lionvibez

Posts: 2,260   +1,751
I have a question about this.

"Furthermore, all Hotmail e-mail users and those under different domains like MSN.com will be automatically converted to Outlook.com in the coming months. More than 250 million users will be moved to the new service by the end of the summer, we are told."

So if I used my hotmail account to sign up for a couple forums what happends if they have to verify the account and try to send an email to it now that the account will be outlook.com????
 

treeski

Posts: 1,006   +248
I have a question about this.

"Furthermore, all Hotmail e-mail users and those under different domains like MSN.com will be automatically converted to Outlook.com in the coming months. More than 250 million users will be moved to the new service by the end of the summer, we are told."

So if I used my hotmail account to sign up for a couple forums what happends if they have to verify the account and try to send an email to it now that the account will be outlook.com????

I'd be surprised if they actually change the @domain. If they do, I'm sure they will set up some kind of forwarding system.
 

spectrenad

Posts: 98   +18
I have a question about this.

"Furthermore, all Hotmail e-mail users and those under different domains like MSN.com will be automatically converted to Outlook.com in the coming months. More than 250 million users will be moved to the new service by the end of the summer, we are told."

So if I used my hotmail account to sign up for a couple forums what happends if they have to verify the account and try to send an email to it now that the account will be outlook.com????

I'm moved to Outlook.com few months ago and I was able to keep my hotmail address.
 

Teko03

Posts: 621   +329
I have a question about this.

"Furthermore, all Hotmail e-mail users and those under different domains like MSN.com will be automatically converted to Outlook.com in the coming months. More than 250 million users will be moved to the new service by the end of the summer, we are told."

So if I used my hotmail account to sign up for a couple forums what happends if they have to verify the account and try to send an email to it now that the account will be outlook.com????

Upgrading to "Outlook" gives you the new interface and features, you'll continue to use your hotmail.com or @live.com e-mail address. New users receive an outlook.com e-mail.
 

Jad Chaar

Posts: 6,481   +976
I really like this email client. I have had a hotmail for 10 years or so, this is a great refreshing update. I still prefer Gmail since it doesn't get junk mail as often as my Hotmail does. I wonder if our emails are now: outlook.com. Hmm.
 

avoidz

Posts: 460   +59
It's got that same blank white look that seems popular now (not with me). It also runs like crap on single core processors, in my experience. Not much of an upgrade for those users.