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Tips to Upgrade Hotmail Account to Microsoft Outlook

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An Ultimate Guide to upgrade Hotmail account to Outlook

Hotmail was once synonymous with the emailing service. Then the Microsoft team upgraded this service and rebranded it as Outlook, which has been an instant hit with its user base. Outlook’s dynamic user interface and easy-to-use features have made it a favorite, and in fact, the number of subscribers to Outlook has increased manifold.

If you are wondering how to upgrade from Hotmail to Outlook, this write-up helps you understand how you can do so. Therefore, kindly follow the steps mentioned below-

It is imperative to understand and know that you do not have to create a new account while upgrading your Hotmail account to Outlook. All the data, documents get seamlessly transferred. 

More or less, nothing changes-

  • Your email address is the same.
  • Your sign-in process, as was with Hotmail, remains the same, inclusive of the password.
  • The device continues to work as it had been doing.
  • Your contacts remain intact.
  • Your folders, flagged emails, categories, rules, and more remain the same.
  • Your signature also remains intact.

How you can upgrade-

The most effortless way to upgrade to Outlook from Hotmail is by:

  1. Signing in at the Outlook website with the same domain name as that of Hotmail.
  2. In fact, if you happen to make a different Outlook account and expect the two to merge, sorry, that is not going to happen.

How you can upgrade to an Outlook email address-

Once you have upgraded to Outlook email, you want to try the new Outlook email domain name. This is an entirely optional process. Your Outlook would continue supporting Hotmail email.

How you can add an alias to your Outlook mail-

An alias is an email address added to your account. You can add up to five aliases in a year to your account, with a maximum of fifteen. And the most significant benefit you have is that you can send and receive emails from all of them. 

These aliases are an exceptional way to exchange your emails with different ids but with the same inbox. Outlook has the feature of separating and filing your emails according to the different aliases that you have made.

However, there are a couple of restrictions-

  • There is a restriction of five aliases per account in a year,
  • You can send an email from an alias but not from a phone or other client from the web interface.
  • Instead, you can dispatch an email from your primary account either from your web browser, phone, or another client.
  • You would not be able to sign in to your account with an alias; you must continue to sign in with your primary account. 

Renaming your account to an outlook email domain-

The process is irreversible once you have decided to rename your account from Hotmail to an Outlook domain. So please be sure of doing what you have agreed to do. If you are using a Windows Phone, you would have to reset the Windows Phone to factory settings and go through the tedious process of setting up the backup process.

You would also lose the entire personal data on your phone. 

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