1. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I have just received an invitation email from Microsoft to upgrade my hotmail account to an outlook.com one. I'm wondering what will happen to my phone (Xbox Music Pass, purchased apps, etc) if I do. Can anyone give me any info?
    01-30-2013 07:01 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I kept my old hotmail address. The only thing that changed that way was the appearance of the webmail page. I chose to keep the old hotmail address since I used it for Windows Phone, Xbox Live, and my Microsoft account on Windows 8. I had no desire to reset everything and go get my apps again.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    01-30-2013 07:05 PM
  3. scottcraft's Avatar
    You will have to reset your phone if you change. I went from a hotmail to outlook address too. Can't remember all the details, but there is plenty of help info on the web.
    01-30-2013 07:06 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It's possible to change nothing but the web-based interface. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft comes up with some other name again. If I had to change my address every time Microsoft felt like changing, I'd have gone through @hotmail.com, @live.com, @outlook.com. At the rate they change, I'm sure they'll have something else in a couple years.
    bawboh86 likes this.
    01-30-2013 07:10 PM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    You can keep your current email address just like lak611 has said the only thing that will change is the design and layout which is the similar to hotmail but with more features.

    I personally like the new look
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-30-2013 07:16 PM
  6. Mystictrust's Avatar
    What did the content of the email state exactly? They are probably inviting you to upgrade to the outlook.com interface. (If you don't like the new look, you can always hit the "gear" and then "switch back to Hotmail") You can "upgrade your interface" at any time by just going to outlook.com and logging in with your Hotmail account.

    I'm fairly confident that Microsoft is NOT sending out emails to ask people to change their email address, and it's not going to change by you clicking a link from an email (which is probably just to outlook.com). You CAN change your email to @outlook.com... but it would require a hard reset on your phone of course.

    If this helps, right now Microsoft has REMOVED the functionality to rename your account since they had a few problems with it. So even if you wanted to you can't change/rename your email address at this time :)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-30-2013 07:17 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I received one of those emails even though I was already using the outlook.com interface. I think it's just one of those promotional emails like the Bing rewards, meet Windows 8, etc, that they send.
    01-30-2013 07:23 PM
  8. stmav's Avatar
    I did the same, kept my Hotmail address and moved to the new interface. But I did go ahead and get an alias at outlook.com to reserve the name. It had it's own folder in my Hotmail account. And I can pin it as a tile on my phone and use if I choose.
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    01-30-2013 07:45 PM
  9. derek533's Avatar
    I created an Outlook.com MS account and just put that as my primary email on my Live.com account. Once I figured that part out, it was actually pretty easy to do.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    01-30-2013 10:15 PM
  10. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I tried to pull the trigger on Thursday, but the upgrade button in the email just sent me to my hotmail inbox...
    02-02-2013 02:35 AM

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