How do I change my Outlook back to Hotmail?

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How do I change my Outlook back to Hotmail?

How to switch from Outlook to Hotmail user interface? Click the Settings icon (represented by a gear icon) in the top-right corner, and select Switch Back to Hotmail. You will be given the option to send feedback to the site. Once you select your option, you will be redirected to the old Windows Live experience.

How do I get Hotmail back?

Go to, and enter the Hotmail address you want to recover. Then type in the email address that Microsoft can use to contact you. Confirm your contact email address, check the security code and follow the on-screen steps to complete the process. Microsoft should get back to you within 24 hours.

Can I still use Hotmail instead of Outlook?

From now on, you can sign-in at Of course, signing in at or still works. If you do, you’ll still continue to see the experience.

How do I make Hotmail my default email?

How to Make Hotmail the Primary Account in Outlook

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. Click the “Account Settings” button and select “Account Settings.”
  3. Click on the Hotmail account that you want to use as the primary email account under the Name heading.
  4. Click the “Set as Default” button on the toolbar.

Can you still use your Hotmail account?

Microsoft closed that service years ago, and all Hotmail users are using its current service at Technically, is newer than Gmail, though both services are updated all too frequently. You are, of course, still using a Hotmail address.

How do I change the default email account in Outlook?

Change your default email account

  1. Select File > Account Settings > Account Settings.
  2. From the list of accounts on the Email tab, select the account you want to use as the default account.
  3. Select Set as Default > Close.

Can you still get a Hotmail account?

While users can still select when creating a new email address, the service itself is still via It’s worth mentioning is the free, web-based mail account and is not the same as Outlook, the mail client application of the Microsoft Office suite.

How do I switch email accounts?

  1. Step 1: Check if you can change it. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device’s Settings app Google. Manage your Google Account. At the top, tap Personal info.
  2. Step 2: Change it. Next to your email address, select Edit . Enter the new email address for your account.

How do I change the default email in Outlook 2016?

Change your default From address

  1. At the top of the page, select Settings. > View all Outlook settings.
  2. In the Options pane, under Mail > Sync email.
  3. Under Set default From address, choose an address from the drop-down list.
  4. Select Save.

Why has Hotmail changed to Outlook?

Hotmail was updated by Microsoft to make the user interface a better experience. The brand new Outlook is smoother, more efficient and lets users have more control over how they manage their emails. Happily, you don’t need to do anything to update your Hotmail to Outlook.

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