Chapter 4

Using Web-Based Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)

In This Chapter

arrow Getting the scoop on Hotmail’s long and tortured history

arrow Starting out with Outlook.com

arrow Organizing Outlook.com

arrow Finding out if Outlook.com went down

arrow Getting some advanced Outlook.com tips

Two months before Microsoft shipped the original Windows 8, the folks in Redmond dropped a bomb on the online email world. Hotmail — one of the best-recognized brands on the planet — would be put out to pasture, replaced by something completely different. Yes, Microsoft tossed out a brand as well known as “Coca-Cola” or “taxi” or “Visa” and replaced it with … Outlook.com.

askwoodycom If you think that the name Outlook.com was chosen because Microsoft’s new flagship online email service-formerly-known-as-Hotmail looks or acts like Outlook in Office, or Outlook Express, or the Outlook Web App, or Outlook on the iPad, or the Universal “Metro” Outlook ...

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