Improvements are coming to the Outlook.com web experience but your password, login, and data won't change.
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Hotmail has been upgraded to Outlook.com worldwide.
The best features in Hotmail are still available to you in Outlook.com, along with great new features and a refreshed design.
Even though your inbox looks a little different, your email address has not changed. Also, your password, contacts, OneDrive files, calendar items, and settings are all still there. This info will help you get up and running on Outlook.com:
See the full Menu bar
Click any email.
Compose a new email
Reply all or forward a message
Click the down arrow next to Reply.
See your contacts
Click the down arrow next to the Outlook logo at the top left of your inbox, and then click People.
Add a recipient to an email
Click To, or click the box just below it.
Make "reply all" your default reply
Click the Options icon , and then click Options.
Under Reading email, click Make "Reply-all" my default response.
Select Yes, then click Save.
To return to your inbox, click the Outlook logo at the top left of your inbox.
Print an email
On the main Menu bar click the … (three dots) symbol.
Add a new folder
Right-click Folders, then click Add a new folder.
Get a list of keyboard shortcuts
Press the Shift + ? (question mark) keys.
Personalize your inbox and see more mail settings
Sign out of your Microsoft account
Click your name, then click Sign out. You can also add more security information to your account, which will help verify your account if security problems arise.
Zip through basic email tasks in your Outlook.com inbox.
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Find answers to your questions about using Outook.com.
Watch our 2-minute video tour of your new Outlook.com inbox.