Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com
In This Chapter
Getting the scoop on Hotmail’s long and tortured history
Starting out with Outlook.com
Finding out if Outlook.com went down
Getting some advanced Outlook.com tips
Two months before Microsoft shipped Windows 8, the folks in Redmond dropped a bomb on the online e-mail world. Hotmail — one of the best-recognized brands on the planet — would be put out to pasture, replaced by something completely different.
Welcome to Outlook.com, the website and service that’s slated to completely replace Hotmail. Chances are good that, by the time you read this, there won’t be any Hotmail any more: point your web browser to
com, and you’re likely to end up in the Outlook.com service. Or you may end up on the Hotmail.com website, but it’ll look like the new Outlook.com. Or you could end up in live.com. The Microsoft web developers can’t keep up with all the changes. Sooner or later, though, you won’t be able ...