Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) is the newest version of free webmail from Microsoft. More than 60 million people have signed up for it since we released the beta version last summer.
Whether you make the transition from Hotmail to Outlook.com now or wait to be automatically upgraded, you can keep using your existing @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @msn.com address. Or you can get a new @outlook.com address. Get more answers to your general questions about why your Hotmail account was upgraded.
With Outlook.com, you’re in control of your data, and your personal conversations aren’t used for ads. We don’t scan your email content or attachments and we don’t sell this information to advertisers or any other company. You decide whether to connect your account to any social networks, and you’re in control of who you friend or follow.