Upgrading Hotmail to Outlook...

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  • Buztafen 18 Mar 2013 12:19:41 16,532 posts
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    A terribly boring topic...but has any done this recently. Any problems with signing in to Xbox Live afterwards? It looks like i'll be forced to upgrade soon so i may aswell do it now which is why i'm wondering if there's any pitfalls i can avoid with some advice from you lovely people.

    Cheers.

    Edited by Buztafen at 12:20:24 18-03-2013
  • sport 18 Mar 2013 12:24:20 12,818 posts
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    I got forced last week. MS literally gagged me and bent me over the virtual HTTP stack.

    Still hurts...
  • nickthegun 18 Mar 2013 12:26:14 61,358 posts
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    Dont just click buttons. I lost my hotmail address of like 15 years because I razzed through the options too quickly.

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  • Blerk Moderator 18 Mar 2013 12:27:25 48,225 posts
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    Converted mine a couple of months back and haven't had any issues. Kept my Hotmail address rather than switching to an Outlook one, though.
  • Buztafen 18 Mar 2013 12:30:25 16,532 posts
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    sport wrote:
    I got forced last week. MS literally gagged me and bent me over the virtual HTTP stack.

    Still hurts...
    This kind of thing seems to happen alot to you sport. :)

    Right, cheers gents...im going in...hopefully i can keep my original .com hotmail address. I like being an international man of mystery.
  • oceanmotion 18 Mar 2013 12:32:22 16,129 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Dont just click buttons. I lost my hotmail address of like 15 years because I razzed through the options too quickly.
    Should still be there as an alias address which can be changed back to your primary, sign in and all.

    Back to the OP.

    Everything works as before. Just a new look and features.
  • Buztafen 18 Mar 2013 12:36:47 16,532 posts
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    "Sorry, Outlook.com upgrades arenít available right now."

    lol...

    Then why are you pestering me to upgrade everytime i look at an email!!! :(

    Edited by Buztafen at 12:37:46 18-03-2013
  • oceanmotion 18 Mar 2013 12:41:06 16,129 posts
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    Ha. It's a sign, bullet dodged. Just ignore it and try another time, not going to brighten your day.
  • Buztafen 18 Mar 2013 12:44:23 16,532 posts
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    It is a sign yes...a sign of it being the first day of the week. Nothing works on Mondays.

    /double clicks a program icon
    /computer crashes
    /fml
  • lordofthedunce 18 Mar 2013 12:48:53 381 posts
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    Shame it only shows the mobile site for Outlook if you're using an older Mac (10.4) and can't run the latest versions of the main browsers.
    Fortunately I have another useful PC but the Mac thing is a bit irritating if I'm using it for work.
  • Aretak 18 Mar 2013 12:49:22 10,376 posts
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    I was forced into the "upgrade" last week. Managed to change back using a different URL, but that once switched the next day too. It's not unusable or anything, but I preferred the old look. Still got my live.co.uk email address too. It didn't even offer to set me up a new one.
  • RedSparrows 18 Mar 2013 13:06:04 24,314 posts
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    I changed it about 6 months back, new email, all easy.
  • Deleted user 1 September 2013 06:47:29
    I got asked to update my security info earlier. Bit sceptical. Basically they wanted to send me a code (Via text) so i could access my account - or my account would be blocked until i did. Considering this is my main email account for all things i was a bit annoyed. (my old email adress is long gone) I have searched the internet and it seems generally a part of the update service MS are doing.

    Just felt a bit dodgy. But seems to be fine. Anyone else had to do this?
  • captainrentboy 1 Sep 2013 09:54:25 1,112 posts
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    @joelstinton Yeah I had to do it through Windows 8 last week, it wouldn't leave the 'important notifications' section until I did. I had a four digit code e-mailed elsewhere, plonked it in and nothing to do with Microsoft asked me to do it again.
  • Syrette 1 Sep 2013 10:08:39 44,343 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    I got asked to update my security info earlier. Bit sceptical. Basically they wanted to send me a code (Via text) so i could access my account - or my account would be blocked until i did. Considering this is my main email account for all things i was a bit annoyed. (my old email adress is long gone) I have searched the internet and it seems generally a part of the update service MS are doing.

    Just felt a bit dodgy. But seems to be fine. Anyone else had to do this?
    Yeah.

    The amount of stick MS got for the FIFA 'hacking' debacle, can't blame them really for significantly upgrading their security policies.

  • Deleted user 16 September 2013 06:07:04
    So, if anyone's got a domain and was thinking about letting outlook.com handle the email, my suggestion is don't. After setting one up that was previously handled by Google Apps, Microsoft proceeded to automatically delete all my aliases for my signed-in Microsoft account and replace it with a generic myname@outlook.com one, refusing to let me change it to anything else. After speaking to Microsoft they just said "well, that's the way it works. You can put the alias back on your account in six months". Yeah, thanks for that.
  • Salaman 16 Sep 2013 08:26:34 19,628 posts
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    Heh. I remember hotmail.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Sep 2013 08:35:39 39,826 posts
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    I still use my Hotmail address. It's been my main account since '99 so it would be a hassle to move away from it.

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  • nickthegun 16 Sep 2013 09:15:49 61,358 posts
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    I had two hotmail addresses that I made in 98/99.

    joey_jo_jo_jnr_shabadoo@hotmail.com and the one I have now after I realised I just couldnt be arsed to type an email address that long or indeed give it to people without looking like a cunt.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Sep 2013 09:26:44 39,826 posts
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    Joey Jo-Jo! Come back!

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