Last summer, Microsoft launched a new webmail service in an effort to revive and rebrand the Hotmail name. It's called Outlook.
People scurried to sign up and seemed to be pretty impressed with how well Outlook measured up against Google's almighty Gmail. Now, Microsoft is getting ready to migrate all 60 million current Hotmail users to Outlook over the next six months.
The transfer will also include any email address with MSN.com or Live.com. All of your account settings, folders, mail and contacts will be transferred automatically. If you'd like to know more, you can check out the info and watch some of the videos included with Microsoft's blog post announcement.
For many, Hotmail was the first service they used to first experience the magic of email. For me personally, it will forever be remembered for its crazy bad forwarded chain letters and for all the hours in high school/university I used to waste on MSN Messenger.
R.I.P. Hotmail. You were pretty awesome.
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