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#16 Anibal P

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:03

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


#17 Miuku.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:06

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

Hottamale, hot hot tamale, hot tamale hot hot!

#18 Damien R.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:07

hmmm interesting name!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:13

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.

#20 ArialBlue

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:21

I thought hotmail rebranding was called live mail or something?

#21 CentralDogma

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:21

I use hotmail. :(

#22 jakem1

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:24

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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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:25

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

#24 Singh400

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:27

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

#25 Rudy

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:28

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

#26 Damien R.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:30

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:42

Sign me up now, but with the Hotmail branding instead of NewMail... :\

http://www.liveside....t=Google Reader

#28 cybertimber2008

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:44

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

Technically they tried to rebrand Hotmail to Windows Live Mail a few years ago (with @live.com addresses too)... but after much fuss, changed it back to Windows Live Hotmail.

Edit: I saw this in reply to the original article and to be honest... it's not a bad idea!

I also kind of wish they went with Skype as the encompassing brand for communication so Skype IM, Skype Call, Skype Mail

Skype - Communication
Office - Productivity
Bing - Search
Xbox - Media
Windows - Platforms



#29 SongHyeonDeok

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:49

Should've just gone with Microsoft Mail.

Sounds so much better.

'Newmail' gives me the image of a bunch of elderly people trying to be 'hip'.

#30 George P

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:50

It's just a codename or w/e, I do get a kick out of people jumping to conclusions though. And fwiw, I get more spam on my gmail account than I do on my hotmail accounts.