Hotmail is dead and this time it’s official. The company announced it has completed the transition from the email service to the new Outlook.com, which now boasts more than 400 million accounts. According to Microsoft, all accounts will be transferred hopefully in summer of 2013. The new upgrade only relates to branding and you won’t lose your old emails.
“We’ve been focused throughout the upgrade on ensuring that every customer has a great experience,” says Dick Craddock, Outlook.com’s group program mananger. “We’ve been overwhelmed with the response so far. Our belief is that as people start using the new experience, they will come to love it even more than they loved Hotmail,” says Craddock. “We are keenly listening to what our customers have to say, and we’ll make the right set of adjustments to ensure that we make the experience as great as it can be.”
However all new registered accounts will have ‘outlook.com’ extension instead of ‘hotmail.com’. Users with Hotmail accounts can continue to use their accounts as long as they want.