Hotmail converts to

Microsoft has revamped Hotmail several times over the years, and changed its name from MSN Hotmail to Windows Live Hotmail to plain old Microsoft Hotmail. is the new email service that Microsoft has launched, with plans for it to eventually replace Hotmail altogether.

For those who still use Hotmail for your mail, I recommend switching to Gmail, Google’s email at – it’s better, safer and more acceptable as an address. Hotmail has become tainted over the years, and is not a respectable address to use.

For those who wish to stay with Microsoft for your email, you can go to to convert your existing email address, or set up a new email name but still import your old Hotmail settings.

As always, ask us for help on any of these or other issues.