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Old 27 Sep 2023, 10:16 AM   #1
webecedarian
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Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook

Is it correct that, apart from the name, Hotmail, Live, and Outlook are identical, but that Hotmail is somehow seen as retro or less "chic" in comparison to Outlook?
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Old 27 Sep 2023, 10:27 AM   #2
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Representative of:
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  • outlook, hotmail, live, msn - all run under the same system
  • yahoo, aol, netscape - run under the same system
  • att, currently, frontiernet, verizon, rogers - the backend systems are yahoo
  • gmail, googlemail - run under the same system
  • GMX.net, web.de - run under the same system
  • mail.com, GMX.com, world.com and many other domains - run under the same system, a bit difference than above GMX.net
  • vk.com, mail.ru, internet.ru and many others - run under the same system
  • 168.com, 126.com, 188.com - run under the same system
  • fn.de, freenet.de, bossmail.de, goldmail.de, geekmail.de ... - run under the same system
  • mail.de, mail.co.uk, mail.fr, mail.ch - run under the same system
  • t-online.de, magenta.de - run under the same system
  • tin.it, tim.it, alice.it - run under the same system
  • vodafone.de, arcor.de - run under the same system

So. do you get me?
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Old 27 Sep 2023, 12:04 PM   #3
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I currently have two hotmail accounts. One of them I will keep, the oldest and the second I will eventually delete. On Jan 9, 2023 I delete a live account, it was closed two months later on Mar 10, 2023.
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Old 27 Sep 2023, 02:29 PM   #4
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Hotmail was a small email provider that Microsoft purchased many years ago to get web-based email. So it was an email address associated with personal email rather than businesses.

Microsoft currently offers two Microsoft-owned domains for new free email accounts:
  • outlook.com
  • hotmail.com
See: https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Hotmail-Account

Live.com email addresses are no longer available for new users, but existing live.com email addresses still work. New live.com addresses became unavailable nine years ago (in 2014).

On a related note, Microsoft is making some changes to outlook.com email features on Nov 30, 2023. See:
Changes to Microsoft 365 email features and storage

Bill
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Old 28 Sep 2023, 10:49 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by jeffpan View Post
  • outlook, hotmail, live, msn - all run under the same system
  • yahoo, aol, netscape - run under the same system
  • att, currently, frontiernet, verizon, rogers - the backend systems are yahoo
  • gmail, googlemail - run under the same system
  • GMX.net, web.de - run under the same system
  • mail.com, GMX.com, world.com and many other domains - run under the same system, a bit difference than above GMX.net
  • vk.com, mail.ru, internet.ru and many others - run under the same system
  • 168.com, 126.com, 188.com - run under the same system
  • fn.de, freenet.de, bossmail.de, goldmail.de, geekmail.de ... - run under the same system
  • mail.de, mail.co.uk, mail.fr, mail.ch - run under the same system
  • t-online.de, magenta.de - run under the same system
  • tin.it, tim.it, alice.it - run under the same system
  • vodafone.de, arcor.de - run under the same system

So. do you get me?
Okay, but I was also asking about "chic."

And what's the difference between the two GMXs? I tried GMX.com, and ran into huge trouble when I suddenly couldn't access it and no one, anywhere would reply to my inquiries.
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Old 28 Sep 2023, 02:33 PM   #6
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GMX is part of United Internet. They also own IONOS and 1&1

They offer POP and IMAP in some but not others, like mail.com. But mail.com has like 100 domains to choose form.
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Old 13 Oct 2023, 10:02 AM   #7
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GMX is part of United Internet. They also own IONOS and 1&1

They offer POP and IMAP in some but not others, like mail.com. But mail.com has like 100 domains to choose form.
Okay, but I meant, what's the difference between GMX.com and GMX.net?
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Old 13 Oct 2023, 12:30 PM   #8
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Okay, but I meant, what's the difference between GMX.com and GMX.net?
gmx.net is in german, for germans
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