Microsoft Announces the End of Hotmail. All Hail Outlook!

CNN reports on Microsoft’s plans:

The company is announcing that Outlook.com is coming out of preview mode and is now officially available worldwide. And so it’s going to start moving more than 300 million Hotmail users over. They’ll be able to keep their Hotmail.com e-mail addresses — or Live.com or MSN.com, if that’s what they’ve got — but the Hotmail service and brand will be going away.

The transition will be gradual: At first, the Hotmail faithful will get e-mails and other alerts telling them about the switchover. They’ll be able to make the jump immediately, or postpone it. But by the end of the summer, the company intends to have moved all Hotmail users over to Outlook.com.

Don’t look at us. We’ve been using Gmail forever.

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  • al

    It may be the end of hotmail, but it’s the end of outlook.com as well, before it even had a chance. Users are leaving, it’s a mass Exodus as they realize the can’t use any features or even mail on new accounts until Microsoft has their mobile. Microsoft new push to get peoples mobiles for further marketing is failing.

    Goodbye outlook.com.