Initially, people who wanted to sign up for a Hotmail account, got really confused with the options provided to them. People interested in creating a new Hotmail account have several options for the email addresses they want. In the beginning the mail service used to provide only one domain and that is “Hotmail” but as time went by, Microsoft introduced options such as Hotmail Live and now recently Hotmail Outlook.
As I’ve mentioned above that, the free email platform used to be just “@Hotmail.com” until Microsoft introduced Windows Live or Hotmail Live and then branded it as “Windows Live Hotmail.” This is exactly where the confusion started among users, especially when registering a new Hotmail email account. Apart from @hotmail.com Microsoft then started offering other domains to free email account holders such as @live.com and @msn.com .
After the introduction to the new domains that Microsoft Hotmail started, users didn’t have any idea about it, they didn’t know what it really meant and didn’t exactly know what to do with their old accounts. So, if you’re among them users who don’t know what to do with the new domains. Here is what you should understand first. Microsoft changing it’s email service providers name from Hotmail to Windows Live Hotmail or simply Hotmail Live is just another brand marketing tactic that they’ve used.
Microsoft now offers several domains to users who want to create a new account using Hotmail. Among them options there are now only two domains that you can choose from and
i.e @hotmail.com or @outlook.com. They’ve now discontinued providing @live.com. However, if you’ve already created an account under Live Hotmail you could still access it using your username and password.
Hotmail Live – Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Hotmail Live Sign In Still Possible?
-The answer to it would be yes. If you already own a email address under @live.com you could then easily access it today. However creating a new account under @live.com is not available now. Learn what are the sign up options provided now.
- What are the differences between @Hotmail.com/@Live.email@example.com/@Outlook.com?
-There is no particular difference between creating an account under these domains. All of these addresses will redirect you to a Hotmail mailbox. You can create a username under any of the given addresses.
- Example: Is firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com the same email account?
– No, these are not the same email addresses even though they are both through the same service and accessed via the same website.