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How to Upgrade from Hotmail

February 17, 2022

With the release of Exchange ActiveSync and unified inboxes on mobile, Microsoft is giving you more opportunities to upgrade from your Hotmail account to Outlook.com. This article provides steps for upgrading your Hotmail account from any desktop or mobile device in order to keep your email address intact. Hotmail is the world’s most popular email platform, with more than 225 million users worldwide. Hotmail started out as a free email service and has grown to become a premium service, with paid plans starting from $2.99/month for 1GB of storage.

How to Upgrade from Hotmail

Hotmail Login to Outlook.com

If you are using Hotmail for your email, you may have noticed that the service has been discontinued by Microsoft. To switch from Hotmail to Outlook.com, login to your Hotmail account with a web browser and then click on the menu button in the top-right corner of the window. Next, select “Sign Out”. Then you’ll be asked to enter your login name and password for Outlook.com.

Changing your Email Address From Hotmail

If you are still using Hotmail as your email address, it is time to change it. Hotmail is not fitting for the professional people in today’s world. Although there is a lot of controversy about switching to Gmail, many people like it because it gives them more options on how their email looks and functions which was not possible with Hotmail before.

Sync with Hangouts

Hangouts is the most recent in a line of Microsoft services that have been brought to the Google ecosystem. The main improvements are found with their Hangouts chat feature, which allows for a single unified inbox that can be accessed from both devices. They also adopted Google Drive integration, which allows previously saved files to automatically be synced throughout your devices.

Switching over to

People is one of the best options for people who use email as a means of communication. To switch to People, go to Help → Account settings → Inbox tab and click the arrow next to \”People\” in the left column.

Sync with Google Calendar

Most people are familiar with Google Calendar. It is a great way to keep track of your schedule and even share it with others. But Microsoft decided to make one big upgrade: adding support for Google Calendar as an option, with the ability to sync your data between your Outlook and Google accounts.

Exporting Contacts as vCard Files

If you are switching from Hotmail Accesso to something else, you will likely want to import your contacts. If you find yourself in this situation, exporting your contacts as vCard files is the way to go. This is a three step process that can be completed with ease and once done, you can share them with whomever you choose!

Importing Contacts into Your New Account

It can be easy to overlook the importance of maintaining your contacts list, but it’s also important that you don’t lose touch with them. If you have a large list of contacts and you have upgraded your email account (or if you’re just starting out), you’ll need to import all of their information into your new account, which is often a manual process. However, there are some tools available that allow you to bulk-import only those contacts from an old email that are still active on the same domain as well as unsubscribe from those addresses who no longer use the email address.

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