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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com

In This Chapter

arrow.png Getting the scoop on Hotmail’s long and tortured history

arrow.png Starting out with Outlook.com

arrow.png Organizing Outlook.com

arrow.png Finding out if Outlook.com went down

arrow.png Getting some advanced Outlook.com tips

Two months before Microsoft shipped the original Windows 8, the folks in Redmond dropped a bomb on the online e-mail world. Hotmail — one of the best-recognized brands on the planet — would be put out to pasture, replaced by something completely different. Yes, Microsoft tossed out a brand as well known as “Coca-Cola” or “taxi” or “Visa” and replaced it with . . . Outlook.com.

askwoodycom_vista.eps If you think that the name Outlook.com was chosen because Microsoft’s new flagship online e-mail service-formerly-known-as-Hotmail looks or acts like Outlook in Office, or Outlook Express, or the Outlook Web App, or anything else that’s ever been called “Outlook,” you’d ...

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