How-to Migrate my @Hotmail to @Outlook.com

After I published my earlier blogpost about Upgrade your Hotmail account to the new Outlook.com I received a question via Twitter if I could tell what happened with @NaomideBoer her upgrade to Outlook.com. She didn’t only wanted her inbox to be upgraded to the new Outlook.com look, but she also wanted to change her e-mail address to something new.

I also tried the ‘Rename your e-mail address’ procedure and it worked just fine. This easily can occur when there have ben some hick ups in the renaming proces, or we just used a slightly different method…

In the following steps I will explain how you can migrate your e-mail from yourname@hotmail.com to yourname@outlook.com, be honest a @outlook.com e-mail address looks much more professional…. Smile

After I published my earlier blogpost about Upgrade your Hotmail account to the new Outlook.com I received a question via Twitter if I could tell what happened with @NaomideBoer her upgrade to Outlook.com. She didn’t only wanted her inbox to be upgraded to the new Outlook.com look, but she also wanted to change her e-mail address to something new.

I also tried the ‘Rename your e-mail address’ procedure and it worked just fine. This easily can occur when there have ben some hick ups in the renaming proces, or we just used a slightly different method…

In the following steps I will explain how you can migrate your e-mail from yourname@hotmail.com to yourname@outlook.com, be honest a @outlook.com e-mail address looks much more professional…. Smile

  • Step 1 : Go to http://mail.live.com (or http://www.outlook.com) and logon with your current Microsoft Account (read: Hotmail address or Windows Live ID)
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  • Step 2 : Click on the radar-button and select More mail settings.
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  • Step 3: Click on Rename your email address.
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  • Step 4 : Enter your new e-mail (Microsoft Account) and, if you wish, select something other then Outlook.com and press Save
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  • Step 5 : You’re automatically logged out. Enter your new credentials and press Sign in.
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  • Step 6 : After you’re logged in you will be asked where you want old e-mail to be delivered. You can choose to create a new folder, or let it be delivered in your Inbox.
    After that click Done or click Skip this step right away.
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You’re e-mail address has been migrated from @hotmail.com to @outlook.com.

Thanks to @IngmarVerheij for letting me help @NaomideBoer.

  • Step 1 : Go to http://mail.live.com (or http://www.outlook.com) and logon with your current Microsoft Account (read: Hotmail address or Windows Live ID)

    050en-rename-your-account

  • Step 2 : Click on the radar-button and select More mail settings.

    05en-rename-your-account

  • Step 3: Click on Rename your email address.

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  • Step 4 : Enter your new e-mail (Microsoft Account) and, if you wish, select something other then Outlook.com and press Save

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  • Step 5 : You’re automatically logged out. Enter your new credentials and press Sign in.

    08en-rename-your-account

  • Step 6 : After you’re logged in you will be asked where you want old e-mail to be delivered. You can choose to create a new folder, or let it be delivered in your Inbox.

    After that click Done or click Skip this step right away.

    09en-rename-your-account

You’re e-mail address has been migrated from @hotmail.com to @outlook.com.

Thanks to @IngmarVerheij for letting me help @NaomideBoer.