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    Ding Dong Hotmail is Dead

    Hotmail is finally dead and everyone has been shunted on to Outlook.com after an eye watering 150 million GB of data was migrated.

    So long, Hotmail: Remaining users migrated to Outlook.com ? The Register

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    this is still my longest serving email address my hotmail or "outlook.com" as it is now

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    I've had a @Hotmail.com address since I created it back in 1998, managed to get a @live.co.uk addy when that become available as well, reserved my name and got it, was so amazed (nick).

    Missed getting an @Outlook.com address though.

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    Ive had a Hotmail address since before it was owned by Microsoft.

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    That's only 107 billion 1.44Mb floppy disks...

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    Hang on, so will my email address change?
    Will i get crappy numbers on the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    Hang on, so will my email address change?
    Will i get crappy numbers on the end?
    Nope, the Hotmail.com and live.x addresses are still vailid

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That's only 107 billion 1.44Mb floppy disks...
    Ding Dong Hotmail is Dead-dr.-evil.jpg


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    Yay, thanks for the reminder, I have just closed my Hotmail account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke5A View Post
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    That many floppy disks would take up the same space as 187170 London Routemaster buses... lol

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    Ahh I've had my hotmail.com since 1996 still serving me well, It's currently accumulated 56,222 unread messages in addition to all those I actually choose to read. I know I could do a quick clear out but I just can't bring myself to do it now. I just want to see how long they let me grow my storage for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Ive had a Hotmail address since before it was owned by Microsoft.
    Ha - I had a Hotmail address *until* it was owned by MS!

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    My hotmail userID number is 10921... with my account being registered on 9th October 1996. The account is almost 20 years old now...was made for me when I was in school so I could have a E-Pal in america with the exchange school we were "twinned" with.

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    So what happens now? If the hotmail addresses are still valid whats changed?

    I have a hotmail address (myfirstname.mysurname@hotmail.com)
    I also registered an outlook address (myfirstname.mysurname@outlook.com)

    Does it mean eventually I will lose hotmail one?

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    The interface is different, and the platform the addresses are hosted on is different.

    @hotmail.com addresses are still valid, but I don't think new ones will be issued.

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