05-07-2013 07:32 AM
179 ... 34567 ...
tools
  1. Zanzar's Avatar
    i'm missing one important info on all this:

    if i switch my hotmail address to outlook, will my old hotmail address still exist?

    like if somebody emails me on my hotmail address, does it get forwarded to my outlook address or does the sender get "email address does not exist"?
    08-01-2012 06:16 AM
  2. cgk's Avatar
    i'm missing one important info on all this:

    if i switch my hotmail address to outlook, will my old hotmail address still exist?

    like if somebody emails me on my hotmail address, does it get forwarded to my outlook address or does the sender get "email address does not exist"?
    No it gets forwarded.
    08-01-2012 07:11 AM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    I forgot I was logged into my Live account so when I went to outlook.com it automatically pumped me to the new layout. Not bad. Looks like a natural extension of the email hub in Windows 8. In fact, it's almost too simplistic. Although I think it's still more esthetically pleasing than the online Office beta. Also the new mobile version looks a lot better. I thought about creating a new @outlook account but I don't see a reason why. Besides, I think @live sounds better. :P
    08-01-2012 08:00 AM
  4. ph3n0m3n0n's Avatar
    i did the renaming of my live account to outlook, now i can receive e-mails with both domains. thats fine but how does it work? there is no alias in the aliases menu so i guess its somewhere hidden. so how long will my old address be valid?! does anybody have a clue?

    No it gets forwarded.
    08-01-2012 08:09 AM
  5. mworsham's Avatar
    I set up my alias and chose to have emails to my alias go to a new folder. Any way to change it to have emails to my alias go to my Hotmail inbox instead?
    This turned out to be an easy fix. Outlook had created a rule to move messages to my @outlook address to a different folder. I removed that rule and now those messages stay in my inbox.

    tap tap tap
    08-01-2012 08:09 AM
  6. ilsonfan's Avatar
    It looks nice but I hardly ever use the web interface so I'll be keeping my @Hotmail.com address. Good work though MS
    08-01-2012 08:10 AM
  7. jmerrey's Avatar
    Unless I am missing something obvious - are you trying to register

    Yourname@outlook.com@outlook.com ?
    well, I've selected "Use a different address" not the "create a new email address" and I don't see anything in the "use a different address" that assumes the @outlook.com

    but just to make sure, I entered just the part before the @, and got this error message:

    Your email address can contain only letters, numbers, periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscores (_). It can't contain special characters, accented letters, or letters outside the Latin alphabet.

    what I entered was 7 letters, my first initial and my last name
    08-01-2012 08:43 AM
  8. jleebiker's Avatar
    I kinda got lost in all the posts.
    I want to preserve my name in Outlook.com. Can I reserve it without having to switch my phone over? I don't want to have to do a hard reset. I don't want to have to go through the hassle of all the re-syncing and stuff. I'll eventually get a WP8 phone and address it then. For now I just want to reserve my name and continue using my existing Hotmail account.
    08-01-2012 09:01 AM
  9. jaj324's Avatar
    I went ahead and registered my preferred @outlook.com address but i didn't link it to my current live account. I'll just sit on it until MS forces me to use it.
    08-01-2012 09:29 AM
  10. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    Have you tried using the new outlook account to log into a social network or any associated service that was linked to the old hotmail?
    Yes, mine is syncin fine With LinkedIn. It was attached to my hotmail and is still working fine after the switch. :)

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    08-01-2012 09:34 AM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    I kinda got lost in all the posts.
    I want to preserve my name in Outlook.com. Can I reserve it without having to switch my phone over? I don't want to have to do a hard reset. I don't want to have to go through the hassle of all the re-syncing and stuff. I'll eventually get a WP8 phone and address it then. For now I just want to reserve my name and continue using my existing Hotmail account.
    In that case just create an Alias. That will be another email that will be linked to your account.

    For example you have Jleebiker@hotmail.com, the site will still say outlook.com but all your emails will still get into your hotmail account without any problems.

    Now you just go to the create an alias in options and make JustinBiever.Nickelback.Hockey.Canada@outlook.com and you just secured that account for your pleasure and satisfaction.

    You then have to options either the emails you receive in your justin account appear in your main inbox (Linked inbox) or have a separate folder in which all the emails appear in there.

    That way there's zero risk and you secured your justin account.
    08-01-2012 11:01 AM
  12. kenzibit's Avatar
    Hoooorrraaayyyy, just did mine and sll seems good. Damn, I was scared. One thing is all my inboxes appear on my phone's start screen except the outlook. It was on my start screen when it was hotmail now I'm in as outlook and can't find it. How do I get outlook messages on my phone then? Help
    08-01-2012 11:16 AM
  13. Winterfang's Avatar
    Check the folders.
    08-01-2012 12:18 PM
  14. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    Hoooorrraaayyyy, just did mine and sll seems good. Damn, I was scared. One thing is all my inboxes appear on my phone's start screen except the outlook. It was on my start screen when it was hotmail now I'm in as outlook and can't find it. How do I get outlook messages on my phone then? Help
    I am guessing if you created a new outlook email or changed your MS account email to outlook you will need to so into settings and add the new email account. If it is already added check the settings and be sure sync email is checked.
    08-01-2012 01:14 PM
  15. kenzibit's Avatar
    Check the folders.
    Which Folders? I'm lost. It's just left with the new Outlook Icon on my Start Screen.
    08-01-2012 01:16 PM
  16. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    so i reset my phone.
    Signed in using my renamed @outlook.com email id.
    Everything working fine. all purchased apps there.
    have 25 gigs in skydrive. xbox live working.

    08-01-2012 01:26 PM
  17. kenzibit's Avatar
    I am guessing if you created a new outlook email or changed your MS account email to outlook you will need to so into settings and add the new email account. If it is already added check the settings and be sure sync email is checked.
    Can you please give me a step by step giude...I'm totally lost :(
    08-01-2012 01:26 PM
  18. kenzibit's Avatar
    so i reset my phone.
    Signed in using my renamed @outlook.com email id.
    Everything working fine. all purchased apps there.
    have 25 gigs in skydrive. xbox live working.

    Can you find the outlook mail icon on your phone's start screen?
    08-01-2012 01:28 PM
  19. Winterfang's Avatar
    In your phone

    Outlook>Inbox>dotdotdot>Folders. This should display your aliases and the old account.
    08-01-2012 01:29 PM
  20. kenzibit's Avatar
    In your phone

    Outlook>Inbox>dotdotdot>Folders. This should display your aliases and the old account.
    The only outlook I have is the one for my work mail and if I try and set one up for the new outlook mail it tells me accouunt already exists. Which outlook folder are you talking abouut...please :(
    08-01-2012 01:42 PM
  21. Winterfang's Avatar
    Alright now I'm confused. Is your outlook old or it's a hotmail account renamed? If it's the latter then what I said should work.
    08-01-2012 01:49 PM
  22. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    Go to Settings< email + accounts.

    Do you see all of your email accounts you want on your phone?

    If you don't see all of the ones you want, add the missing one. If it is the new outlook you can either choose to add it as a windows live account or an outlook account. I picked windows live because I like the tile icon better than the outlook tile.

    If you do see all the accounts you want there, but there is not a tile for one of them, the only way I know to bring the tile back is to delete the email account on the phone and add it back.
    08-01-2012 01:58 PM
  23. kenzibit's Avatar
    Alright now I'm confused. Is your outlook old or it's a hotmail account renamed? If it's the latter then what I said should work.
    It's a hotmail renamed....log into the phone with it and it has no tile.
    08-01-2012 02:03 PM
  24. kenzibit's Avatar
    Go to Settings< email + accounts.

    Do you see all of your email accounts you want on your phone?

    If you don't see all of the ones you want, add the missing one. If it is the new outlook you can either choose to add it as a windows live account or an outlook account. I picked windows live because I like the tile icon better than the outlook tile.

    If you do see all the accounts you want there, but there is not a tile for one of them, the only way I know to bring the tile back is to delete the email account on the phone and add it back.
    I see all my accounts just like before just that the outlook (renamed hotmail) has no tile. It used to have when it was hotmail but not now. All my tiles for the various mail inboxes are there but not the renamed Outlook.
    08-01-2012 02:05 PM
  25. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    If you select the new outlook emails settings under email + accounts, be sure under Content to Sync, email is checked.
    08-01-2012 02:12 PM
179 ... 34567 ...
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD