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  1. Rogi

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    Has anyone else experienced this today, I logged in and I can see my inbox but when I click to read the email it doesn't open :(
     
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    Mine works fine.
     
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    Mine's working fine, too...
     
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    Wasn't it Hotmail, that was going to disappear? Heard it on the radio a couple of months back...
     
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    Hotmail doesn't exist anymore per se. It has been replaced by http://www.outlook.com/

    Should still be able to login with Hotmail details and have the option to change it to an Outlook.com address.
     
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    Sure it does. I type in Sign In and I get hotmail. It does not say outlook or anything like that. It says hotmail...

    Hotmail has not gone anywhere.
     
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    I have a hotmail dot com shortcut and just click it and I'm there...it also loads from my Windows Live (MSN IM).

    Haven't seen anything saying it's going away...
     
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    For now, it is being replaced though, Outlook is still in beta but Hotmail will be gone before the end of the year...
     
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    Have not heard that...
     
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    Dang, after hearing this, I went and found several articles on the conversion from hotmail to outlook...

    From what I see, they are going to keep the at-hotmail email addresses, though.
     
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    There have been similar problems with opening messages in Hotmail, off and on, for the past couple of months. It should resolve itself, but if not, go to the help page, and there is a guide on what to do.
    Hotmail is scheduled to be replaced by October 2013.
     
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    I hope so, I do not want the hassle of having to change everything.
     
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    Only thing that changes is the address goes from @hotmail.com to @outlook.com. Nothing else changes and even if the address is changed you can still login with @hotmail.com to an @outlook.com account.
     
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    Yeah but, then I have to change everything else to outlook as well right? What I mean, is that I have to tell all my contacts and businesses that I deal with that it is now outlook right?

    I hope not...
     
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    I hope not too. I'm surprised there hasn't been an 'official' notification to all 'Hotmail' users yet - maybe there will be eventually, hopefully providing guidance on what to do when the change comes.
     
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    Nope, only your user-interface changes as outlook is just the e-mail program, either online or as a program on your computer. Your e-mail address stays the same. I already converted to outlook and I still have my hotmail account. It's just the user-interface that has been changed. Problem with Microsoft is that they make such a fuss about nothing special.
     
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    Oh okay good.

    I am familiar with outlook, as we did the conversions with our military accounts when I worked for the Army. I just don't want to loose my email address.
     
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    Same here, and thanks for the reassurance Marcel.
     
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    Thanks for the info, Marcel!
     
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