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Microsoft to abandon linked email accounts in favour of aliases

Microsoft to abandon linked email accounts in favour of aliases

By 17 June 2013

Microsoft announced on Monday that it plans to kill its linked accounts feature for Hotmail and Outlook.com. The company first introduced linked accounts in 2006, enabling users to toggle between their Microsoft accounts without having to re-enter passwords,... >>

Hotmail is dead, long live Outlook.com: Now with 60 million active users

Hotmail is dead, long live Outlook.com: Now with 60 million active users

By 19 February 2013

Microsoft has announced that it's finally pulling the plug on Hotmail, the service it bought in 1997 for about $400m from founders Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. To be fair, this sounds more dramatic than the reality, which is that the user interface is... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #95 - iPhone 5 release date, Outlook.com and Olympics tech

Pocket-lint Podcast #95 - iPhone 5 release date, Outlook.com and Olympics tech

By 3 August 2012

It's a bumper edition of the podcast this week, as the team looks at the biggest iPhone 5 rumours, launch and release date gossip and delivers its verdict on whether they are true or just tripe. Plus, the Linters explain what's happening to Hotmail as... >>

Get your Outlook.com email address now, Hotmail definitely being phased out

Get your Outlook.com email address now, Hotmail definitely being phased out

By 1 August 2012

Microsoft has told Pocket-lint that it plans to eventually kill off Hotmail altogether, with Outlook.com email addresses becoming the software giant's new standard. The company wants to perfect the system before any immediate action, but has confirmed... >>

Windows Phone 7 users can update their email addresses to Outlook.com without restore

Windows Phone 7 users can update their email addresses to Outlook.com without restore

By 1 August 2012

Contrary to other reports and Microsoft's own alarming warning message, Windows Phone 7 users won't have to restore their handsets to factory settings if they switch their Hotmail email accounts to Outlook.com - as long as they opt to make their new address... >>

Hotmail becomes Outlook.com as Microsoft revamps email platform with cleaner interface and social network integration

Hotmail becomes Outlook.com as Microsoft revamps email platform with cleaner interface and social network integration

By 31 July 2012

Microsoft has begun previewing Outlook.com, a refined email experience available to try now for all existing Hotmail users. The idea is to provide a more polished Outlook experience for people’s personal email accounts, be it on the computer or a mobile... >>

75 per cent of Brits still use PCs to email not smartphones

75 per cent of Brits still use PCs to email not smartphones

By 15 March 2012

Microsoft is continuing its fight against "greymail", the rogue emails that clog up inboxes but aren't spam. The Hotmail team wants people to realise that all the newsletters they once subscribed to, and marketing nonsense they continue to receive, can... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #58 - iPhone 5 Special

Pocket-lint Podcast #58 - iPhone 5 Special

By 4 October 2011

The "Let's Talk iPhone" Apple press conference is imminent, so the team turns its immediate attention to the iPhone 5, no, hang on, er, the iPhone 4S, nope, bugger, Tim Cook's possible catchphrase. Oh, you get the picture. Also on the agenda for Rik Henderson,... >>

Microsoft takes on graymail with refreshed Hotmail service

Microsoft takes on graymail with refreshed Hotmail service

By 3 October 2011

Microsoft is in the process of relaunching its Hotmail email service with the bold and intriguing mission statement: "Hotmail Starts the War on Graymail". After having successfully reduced the amount of spam messages that you will receive in your inbox... >>

iPhone / iPad Hotmail coming with iOS 5 - confirmed!

iPhone / iPad Hotmail coming with iOS 5 - confirmed!

By 3 October 2011

While the Hotmail application for Android handsets and tablets is now available, it's only a matter of time before Apple iPhone and iPad owners will be able to integrate Hotmail email accounts with their devices too. However, it won't be released in app... >>