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#1 Beel

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:38 AM

Logged into my Hotmail account today and was in Outlook not Hotmail. and to me this a big step backwards. There is no way I can get Hotmail. Microsoft is going out the window in my humble opinion. Any ideas how to get Hotmail back would be appreciated. I only use laptops not smart phones or anything else. Thanks for any help here.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:35 PM

http://www.itpro.co.uk/email-clients/19625/my-hotmail-account-has-been-changed-outlookcom-how-do-i-switch-it-back


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:59 PM

There is/was no such thing as a Hotmail interface.
What you saw was the standard look for ALL Microsoft email domains (hotmail.com, msn.com, outlook.com)

They implemented a new look to the webmail user interface. You still get your hotmail email.

More information here http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/21/8634979/microsoft-outlook-email-service-new-features-user-interface

If you don't like the new look, you do have an alternative. Use an email client such as Thunderbird. Configure it to work with your Hotmail account.

 

Install, configure, click the icon on the desktop, it opens, downloads mail from the server to your computer.


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:14 AM

Thanks to you both for your help and information links. What I would like to ask MS is if it isn't broken why fix or change it?



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 08:28 AM

They wanted it to be similar to the Office component Outlook.

I'm not fond of web-based email access so I have always used an email client. Thunderbird suits my needs for my MSN and ISP email.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:46 AM

Thanks again Q-E I might have jumped the gun a bit as usual. I have had a play around with the setting in Outlook and now seem happy enough with it. I don't send many emails mainly to family and a couple of friends so I think I will stay with what I got. Had a look at your suggestion Thunderbird and it looks good but as I said I wouldn't be using it enough to get all the value out of it. So that's me.

Again many thanks.






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