But you can connect these two accounts and then toggle back and forth by linking them.
To do this, go to account settings and select the permissions tab.
Existing Hotmail, MSN, and Live users can upgrade to by keeping the email address, password, contacts, and old emails.
To upgrade to Outlook.com, sign-in to your Hotmail, simply click Upgrade option present in the Options menu to explore the new email service.
When you log in to your new inbox, you can choose to keep your old emails in a separate folder or in your inbox as well.(For a walk-through of the UI changes Hotmail users will see, check out this Microsoft FAQ.) Given that many of the new features in -- Microsoft's new Web-mail service that is no longer in "preview," as of this week -- are , the experience (beyond the UI itself) shouldn't be too jarringly different. (When was still in "preview," Microsoft did allow this.) Q: What happens to all my stored Hotmail once I am moved off Hotmail to Outlook.com? If you click the upgrade button it takes maybe a few seconds, but all your existing messages auto-populate and carry over. A: is optimized for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10; Google Chrome 17 and higher; Firefox 10 and higher; Safari 5.1 on Mac.Microsoft provided guidance last summer for those who wanted to proactively make the move. It also works relatively well on IE 7, Google Chrome 16 and 5; Firefox 9 and 5; Safari 5.1 on Windows and Safari 5 on Windows and Mac. If you use an @hotmail.com, @or @e-mail address as your Microsoft account, you can keep it, even after Hotmail is shuttered.Q: Can I configure my mobile devices -- including Windows 8, Windows Phone, i OS and/or Android phones to use Outlook.com? Here's how to do this for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.Microsoft has launched the email service and is now available for everyone.
I’ve been using ever since it was called Hotmail and thus still have my original @address.