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If you want a new account, with the Outlook.com feel, sign-up for a new account at Outlook.com.

If you want to use your existing @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk account, just login with that account at Outlook.com

If you want to change your existing @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk account to an @outlook.com account (which means you'll need to use @outlook.com to login everywhere), use 'Rename'.

If you want to use your existing @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk account AND gain a subsidiary @outlook.com address which will appear in your @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk account, use 'Create Alias'.
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SchubertsGhost 12 Likes
Cold because while Outlook.com is great, the stupid post is making everyone go stupid.

If you want a new account, with the Outlook.com feel, sign up for a new account at Outlook.com.

If you want to use your existing @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk account, with the Outlook.com feel, just log on with your account at Outlook.com

If you want to permanently change your existing @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk email address to an @outlook.com account (which means you'll need to use @outlook.com to log on everywhere, regardless of whether it looks new or classic), use 'Rename'.

If you want to use your existing @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk account AND gain a subsidiary @outlook.com address which will appear in your @hotmail.com or @live.co.uk account, use 'Create Alias'.



Edited By: SchubertsGhost on Aug 01, 2012 23:55:  

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timber4483#1
Thanks, was worth getting my name before someone else gets it, just have to remember to log in every 270days to keep it active.

I set up an auto forward to everything gets sent to my gmail, I've sent a couple of test emails and it doesn't seem to be working, Anyone else tried this?
martyj999 1 Like #2
timber4483
Thanks, was worth getting my name before someone else gets it, just have to remember to log in every 270days to keep it active.

I set up an auto forward to everything gets sent to my gmail, I've sent a couple of test emails and it doesn't seem to be working, Anyone else tried this?
I had to verify my account by giving them my phone number before it would send - they give you 1 chance to get the letter/number sequence right to verify, then tells you you have made too many attempts and need to enter a phone number to receive a text for verification - bit of a scam to get your mobile number I think, click on the audio verification for a laugh - no human in the planet could understand the garble it's saying.
timber4483#3
martyj999
timber4483
Thanks, was worth getting my name before someone else gets it, just have to remember to log in every 270days to keep it active.

I set up an auto forward to everything gets sent to my gmail, I've sent a couple of test emails and it doesn't seem to be working, Anyone else tried this?
I had to verify my account by giving them my phone number before it would send - they give you 1 chance to get the letter/number sequence right to verify, then tells you you have made too many attempts and need to enter a phone number to receive a text for verification - bit of a scam to get your mobile number I think, click on the audio verification for a laugh - no human in the planet could understand the garble it's saying.

That was not my experience at all, you don't have to give them your phone number but they do need two difference pieces of information from you. I used postcode and first teachers name (you need to click a button to get to these options). As for entering the numbers and letters thing correctly... I entered it wrong a few times but it still let me try again, maybe they have received too many failed attempts from your IP group something. My experience was that signing up was very easy, only thing I would change would be to let you know if the username was available after you type it in, at the minute they don't let you know until the end.
vinh1000#4
temporary problem
gonna try again later
angelascollick#5
signed up 2 accounts in under 5 mins, v easy no phone numbers were needed
herby247 2 Likes #6
You can use your CURRENT hotmail account.
If you don't like it , you can change back.
Much less advertising on outlook!!
imps111#7
Does anyone know how to set up POP account information for iphone?
rpope#8
Just a warning, if you are signed into hotmail and go to Outlook.com it automatically changes to it. Therefore sign out first and decide if you want to change to a completely new UI, also if you don't want loads of ads on the right you will need an ad blocker on your browser.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/31/outlook_hotmail_successor_launch/


http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/07/31/outlook-inbox-ads-lg.jpg
http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/07/31/outlook-message-attachments-lg.jpg

Edited By: rpope on Aug 01, 2012 12:31
csimanbanned#9
but it uses your existing windows live id anyway so no need to rush unless you dont have one of these

dont really see the point of it tbh as its just a front end for gmail & facebook
SteveEdson#10
Managed to get a single letter and a double letter address :P
Transformers#11
SteveEdson
Managed to get a single letter and a double letter address :P
If you do that won't you get more spam e-mails though??? Does anyone know if that's a big factor; whether having a short e-mail like three characters long contributes to getting more spam e-mails?

Thanks,
Transformers

Edited By: Transformers on Aug 01, 2012 12:56
herby247 2 Likes #12
If you log in with hotmail and don't like it.
You can revert back.
It's in settings.
yeahbuddy#13
Thanks op!
CyDoNiA#14
Man I should have read this more. Now my sign in for everything live (including XBox Live) appears to have changed. Any way to cancel and revert back to as it was? The "Switch back to hotmail" link doesn't revert your account.

Edited By: CyDoNiA on Aug 01, 2012 13:09
kylewalker#15
is this better than gmail?
ambergarcia#16
i dont understand what this is?
CyDoNiA#17
What a load of toss!

I didn't realise it would rename my entire live account over and now my old hotmail.com account isn't working and so can't receive any mail sent to that address.
herby247#18
They need to compete with g mail.
Clean ad free , this is the way forward.
callum9999#19
csiman
but it uses your existing windows live id anyway so no need to rush unless you dont have one of these

dont really see the point of it tbh as its just a front end for gmail & facebook

Except it CLEARLY isn't just a front-end for Gmail, as you get assigned your own email address and can use it as a normal webmail account... (The point of this thread being to alert people to this so they can claim their name before somebody else does). Which would make it an alternative to Gmail. And I think it's fairly obvious what the point of Microsoft having their own email product is!
rpope 2 Likes #20
herby247
They need to compete with g mail.
Clean ad free , this is the way forward.

Read the article linked in my email, its ad supported and as can be seen on my first picture the ads take up a lot of the screen space

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