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Hotmail Users Dislike Microsoft's Hotmail Redesign

Have You Ever Been a Hotmail User?

Microsoft recently unveiled a mandatory site redesign for Hotmail, which looks blue and pleasant enough, but not everyone is as happy with the new look. I wanted to take a look-see, so I signed up for an account. Even though it's been years, I remembered my old Hotmail account info — not that it mattered, since everything is Windows Live now.

But, oh to access my old Hotmail account — I had it during my college days years ago, when it seemed like everyone did, though I now use mainly Gmail (where it seems all my friends are now, too). Since I feel like a Hotmail account a few years ago was as pervasive as AOL was 15 years ago and Gmail is now, prove or unprove my theory: Have you ever been a Hotmail user?

melda melda 8 years
yes I have an old account and use it some times. but i use gmail often.
SueB226 SueB226 8 years
Was my first email address ... some near and dear to me don't know how or want to update their address books [sigh]
joiedevivre1028 joiedevivre1028 8 years
i'm committed to gmail seeing an email address with hotmail or yahoo makes me think the owner is behind the times
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I hate Hotmail, but I have an old account I keep active strictly for junk mail and junk site registrations.
jemto jemto 8 years
I use it for "junk" mail or someone I don't want in my regular email.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
I've had it since the beginning and I barely use it now. I have a live address just for my Xbox live account. Other than that I use my verizon and gmail accounts.
espelina espelina 8 years
I've been using Gmail for a few years now. It's amazing!
Drewsfan Drewsfan 8 years
I still use it because I've had it for so long I'd hate to change everything to gmail, even though I really want to. I am super annoyed that they don't filter out spam anymore though.
stardust3900 stardust3900 8 years
Use exchange now because its what colleges force you to use. Also my work actually uses gmail as its work email.
shoppindiva shoppindiva 8 years
ive never used hotmail. i was always a netscape user, which is now aol. ive allowed that to be my junk email and now mainly use my yahoo acct. i own a yahoo group so its more convenient.
kiwigeek kiwigeek 8 years
ahh hotmail. Soo 2000! In my youthful innocence I created one as I believed it was necessary to use msn... actually many of my friends still don't realize its possible to use msn without a hotmail address! Now its yahoo(or yahooxtra really) as I love their aesthetically designed layout. And as a sweetener they threw in a free flickr pro account, so definately in love with yahoo! :kiss:
Captivate Captivate 8 years
I used to use Hotmail until the spam got overwhelming.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I'm Yahoo for junk and Gmail for personal. Never cared much for Hotmail.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I used to have a Hotmail account, though it wasn't my *first* email. Hotmail was more complicated to use, though, and I didn't like the interface. I moved to, which is still like Hotmail...and I don't use that anymore either. Gmail was the best thing to happen to my email life! :)
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
star54--I agree! I don't really get what all the fuss is about. :( Don't get me wrong I love my Gmail too but it's still my secondary email. I have yet to see what makes it totally awesome.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Oh lol okay. :D In that case--yes.
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
I'm in high school and I have a hotmail account because everybody in my highschool has a hotmail account, but I'm considering changing to G-mail and be revolutionaire
star54 star54 8 years
I still have a hotmail, and I still like it. I started out with hotmail in highshool like everyone else, and Ive opened several other accounts over the years (yahoo, gmail) but I always go back to hotmail, I like it the best out of all the others. The only other e-mail I still use is my university e-mail (it was mandatory that we all have one as that was the only "official" way profs and the school would communicate with us). I don't see what the big deal is about gmail.. looks kinda bland to me.
Linny Linny 8 years
i had a couple hotmails back in the day. I would have to get a new one every couple of years because the spam was terrible. I have had my gmail for a few years and I never considered changing.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
nope never had hotmail. I've had the same aol e-mail account since I was 13... i'll be 21 in december.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
kadbunny I didn't mean people who used Hotmail sucked, I meant Hotmail itself sucks! :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I had a Hotmail address back in the 90's. Now I have Yahoo and Gmail.
talknerrdytome talknerrdytome 8 years
I used it until they made the switch to Windows Live. I don't know why, but that system just doesn't do it for me. I'm a die-hard Gmail user now.
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 8 years
I used to have a account with Hotmail waaaaaaaaay back when. I couldn't even tell you the address even if I wanted to. lol Everyone used to have one. :D
gabichou26 gabichou26 8 years
Yeah, a few years ago every single person I knew ever used Hotmail. I use Yahoo now.
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