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Debbie
06 Aug 2012

Hi Bob,

Can you help me please? I only wanted to look at the new Outlook, and now I can't get my hotmail back.....I did nothing but look, so far I am not real impressed with it, it looks pretty run of the mill.

Posted by:

Gary Blackwell
06 Aug 2012

How do you use Microsoft Outlook to receive your email for the outlook.com email? I have tried and I keep getting requests for a network ID and password. I have a network at home but it has not been assigned an ID or password. Thanks

Posted by:

Bob Deloyd
06 Aug 2012

Nice write up Bob!
I, like so many others started out with AOL, and then when we had gotten the training wheels taken off, switched to Hotmail. I also made the switch to Gmail around 2004 or so, but have kept my Hotmail account and still use it for the unimportant things. The main reason for switching from Hotmail was them dang banner ads that actually hampered the reading of my mail.
I'll give the new Outlook a Look-See :)
Thanks for the nice article!

Posted by:

Bob Deloyd
06 Aug 2012

By the way, what happens to live.com?

Posted by:

Ron
06 Aug 2012

I find the new email service interesting but I will stay with Gmail.

Ron

Posted by:

Joe
06 Aug 2012

I also could not find a way to import an address book. If they don't add that feature (or someone else creates an app to do that), they won't get my business. There's nothing that fantastic about their program to make me want to work that hard.

Posted by:

Buffet
06 Aug 2012

Bob, I'm still using my MSN mail that I've had since I began in 2003, and have no intention of ever switching to that, or anything else.

Posted by:

Barry Stinson
06 Aug 2012

Bob - I, too, am going to stick with Gmail. I've used it since it was first offered, and am happy with its features. I switched to Chrome exclusively a couple of years ago, after alternating between Chrome and Firefox. I have Gmail linked to Thunderbird, and that all seems to suit my need very well.

Posted by:

Charles Heineke
06 Aug 2012

Here's a link to the Mozilla knowledgebase article that talks about filters in Thunderbird: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Filters_(Thunderbird)

It states: "Enabled filters are run automatically, in the order they are listed in the "Message Filters" dialog ("Tools -> Message Filters..."). If a filter moves a message to another folder subsequent filters will not be automatically applied to that message once it has been moved from the Inbox. There is no built-in support for automatically running filters on outgoing mail. Install the Send Filter add-on if you want to do that."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Okay, but this comment seems out of place on an article about Hotmail/Outlook.

Posted by:

Victor
06 Aug 2012

Have set up email accounts with live, outlook and gmail. Realized my choice is an easy one as I have an Android cell phone. So gmail it is. Outlook looks tempting and I've also heard gmail has fewer viruses. Appreciate your well written report on Outlook.

Posted by:

Michelle
06 Aug 2012

I am so glad I subscribed to your newsletter. I will be migrating everything to my gmail account now. What ever happened to, "If its not broke don't fix it?"
So tired of being pushed to change when I don't want to. Just making improvements would have been enough.

Posted by:

marti
06 Aug 2012

So.... would it work on the mac platform as gmail does so well?

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's all web-based, so yes.

Posted by:

Domenic
06 Aug 2012

" days ago I was invited to morph my Hotmail account with Outlook. I did so and found several of the basic functions were not working so i switched back to Hotmail;all seemed well. Then my son signed me out to sign himself in which he did successfully and now I cannot sign my self back in. I click on ' cant access my account' and it denies my address is in existence. HELP!

Posted by:

WayneH
06 Aug 2012

Steered away from Hotmail on the basis of an earlier article from you suggesting Hotmail security was not not so good and that Gmail's security features were better. Where are we now? Can't consider using a suspect email service. Thanks Bob.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Looks like they've gotten with the program, and are using HTTPS for outlook.com now.

Posted by:

Allan Brunner
06 Aug 2012

Hi Bob ,

Switched over from my hotmail to try and switched back pretty quickly. Don't like the colours - blue on white isn't as clear as black on white, typeface is too large. I don't see why they couldn't have done the integrations without radically changing Hotmail's look. I already have an option to use Skydrive in existing Hotmail. Microsoft has an unfortunate prediliection for doing things that people don't want and roling them in with something that they do. I mean, who really wants Windows 8 touch screen on a desktop or even a decent size laptop for that matter?

Posted by:

Nigel
06 Aug 2012

Debbie,
To get back to hotmail, just click the "cog" at the top right, then "return to hotmail" on the pull-down menu.

Posted by:

Bruce Doxey
07 Aug 2012

I don't really care if my email account is a portal to anything else. I originally took on Hotmail because it was free and it was not MS. When they took over I just let it slide because it didn't seem to change. Now i am a linux user so I plan to dump hotmail entirely. I have a gmail account and a Yahoo account so no real loss. I just didn't want to put my friends through the name change earlier.

Posted by:

kurmat
07 Aug 2012

Yahoo is practically useless to me since freepops quit working with it. I prefer pop3 access or imap in a pinch but don't care for webmail. Using one email program to collect all my accounts is the way to go.

Posted by:

Logan E. Wing, III
07 Aug 2012

How do you archive a received email in Outlook? I do not see any archive feature like in Gmail.

Posted by:

DC-Mike
07 Aug 2012

I can't find the options to customize how Hotmail works in Outlook as well as my Contacts list.
As you might expect, I don't use Chrome or Explorer because they hide all the simple options I have with Firefox such as the Menu bar and the Bookmarks bar..

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