Geek 2.0 - May 29, 2020
Read the story of WindowsLive Mail, which today has officially become Outlook, the official name of Microsoft's email service.
Windows Live Hotmail is Microsoft's free web-based email service. It was designed to be accessible over the Internet using any computer connected to the Internet.
N.B: The information in this article is given for archival purposes only because Windows Essentials has already been abandoned by Microsoft for a long time.
The history of Windows Live Hotmail
Hotmail like Gmail was one of the most popular email services in the world. It was acquired from its original creators in 1997. The only thing that Hotmail offered in several inboxes was independence from Internet service providers such as America Online (AOL).
Microsoft launched in 2005 the Hotmail suite which it named Windows Live. Windows Live was a new set of services designed to extend the user experience on Windows. Products such as Windows Live Writer and Windows Live Essentials fall into this category. In this whole march, Microsoft's need was to remove Hotmail in favor of Windows Live Mail, something that displeased testers and users who complained about this change and their preference for the Hotmail brand. This is how Microsoft opted for Windows Live Hotmail.
It was in 2012 that Windows Live was stopped but among its products and services there are those which were integrated into the Windows operating system such as applications for Windows 8 and 10, others were separated and continued on their own such as Windows Live Search which became Bing and others still only intersected.
Outlook is now the official name of Microsoft's email service
It was almost at the same time that Microsoft had presented Outlook.com which was a new image of Windows live Hotmail with an updated user interface and various improved features. Other times, users could create their @ hotmail.com email addresses, but this is no longer the case. They can now do so with their @ outlook.com email addresses, although both email addresses use the same email service. Mail services formerly known as Hotmail, MSN Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail are now officially known as Outlook.
Changes to your favorite contact list in Windows Live Hotmail
Follow what you should do to edit your favorite contact list in Windows Live Hotmail and what you should do to open, find, and edit contacts in your Outlook address book. Windows Live Hotmail automatically displays a list of favorite contacts (important recipients in your address book) when composing the message. However, click on the name of one of the favorite contacts to send them your e-mail.
Follow these steps if you want to modify your favorite Hotmail Live Hotmail classic contact list:
• In the left navigation bar, select Contacts;
• Check the contact you want to add or remove from your list of favorite contacts;
• Click on Edit;
• Check or uncheck Mark this contact as favorite;
• Click on Save.
This article gives you the history of Windows Live Hotmail, teaches you that the official name of Microsoft's email service is now Outlook, and how you can change your favorite contact list in Windows Live Hotmail.