Hotmail being phased out
Attention Hotmail users. Microsoft is phasing out Hotmail and replacing it with a new version of Outlook.
Microsoft says Outlook.com will be simpler to use than Hotmail and will serve as a single hub for email contacts, Facebook and Twitter. Hotmail users can continue using Hotmail for now.
But a preview period for Outlook.com starts today. During the preview period, users will have the option to convert to Outlook.com and their emails will be automatically forwarded to their new address at outlook.com.