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Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com

In This Chapter

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

arrow.png Starting out with Outlook.com

arrow.png Organizing Outlook.com

arrow.png Finding out if Outlook.com went down

arrow.png 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 www.hotmail.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 ...

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