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Hotmail rebranding to Newmail

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Yesterday we gave you a sneak peek of the new Hotmail, featuring an entirely new interface that is said to be ?fast, fluid, and intuitive?, and of course the design has been changed to the all new Metro-style, consistent with Microsoft?s other properties like Microsoft account and your Profile page. Well, today we have the full suite of high-resolution screenshots of the new Hotmail, or ?Newmail? as they call it, available for you.

We understand that ?Newmail? will be available on an opt-in basis (at least for the beginning), so users who prefers the old Hotmail experience can continue to use it for a while. For those who do choose to upgrade however, below are what?s new about the service, according to the introductory email for ?Newmail? (and we think it might be there as a placeholder):

  • A modern interface: faster and cleaner

    The simple, fluid and interactive design of Newmail makes it easy to use whether you?re on a desktop, phone or tablet.

  • Get a Newmail email address for your new inbox

    You get a new email address from Newmail. You don?t have to worry about your contacts and previous emails, you?ll keep them. And, you?ll continue receiving messages sent to your current email address.

  • Bring your inbox to life ? Connect Facebook

    Connect and chat across services like Facebook and Twitter. Keep your contacts information automatically in sync, and see what your friends are up to, right from Newmail.

Source - http://www.liveside.net/2012/06/08/exclusive-even-better-screenshots-of-metro-style-hotmail-or-newmail-leaked-now-in-english/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+liveside+%28LiveSide%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

tl;dr - Hotmail rebranding to Newmail, opt-in new UI.

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What a completely stupid name change...

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What a completely stupid name change...

Agreed, but it is mentioned that they think it's a placeholder.

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Sounds like a placeholder name.

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It's stupid to change the name, period. It's been Hotmail for years. People know it, why screw with it?

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You got a New Mail from NewMail !!

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Are they going to brand it xbox mail like everything else :p

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Is this.. Onion? A joke? Something really funny? April 1st? No?

Sigh.

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I strongly dislike the Hotmail brand, so anything must be better. Although I agree it's quite odd to change the name of something so old and established. I guess we'll find out soon enough!

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It's a code name and certainly won't be the new name.

My guess would be 'Microsoft Mail' as name for the final product.

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Should have been Neomail :shifty:

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May as well call it GayMail ... :rolleyes:

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May as well call it GayMail ... :rolleyes:

Well it was hotmale before so that wouldnt be much of a change.

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Why is MS re-branding everything? So in 5 years time will they re-brand Xbox?

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"You've got (New)mail!"

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I call it SpamMail, since that's the only thing it's useful for

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Well it was hotmale before so that wouldnt be much of a change.

Hottamale, hot hot tamale, hot tamale hot hot!

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hmmm interesting name!

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It's stupid to change the name, period. It's been Hotmail for years. People know it, why screw with it?

That's the problem people know the name hotmail. whenever I think hotmail I think of all the calls I get from people who have their accounts hacked. now to be fair they probably clicked on spam or had a really stupid dictionary password but still. Hotmail gives me the same feeling as the name yahoo mail.

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I thought hotmail rebranding was called live mail or something?

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I use hotmail. :(

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Seems a silly move if true because Hotmail is one of Microsoft best known brands. The Windows Live team (or whatever they're calling themselves this year) seem to make one branding mistake after another.

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I thought hotmail rebranding was called live mail or something?

It's current name is Windows Live Hotmail. Windows Live Mail is a crappy desktop app, MS made to replace Outlook Express and Windows Mail

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Oh for ****'s sake. Every 2 years they change something. STOP ****ING DOING IT.

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Are you sure it's not just a codename they use for the beta version which is not available to people outside MS?

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