Jump to content



Photo

shifting over from a Hotmail account to an Outlook.com account


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Turbonium

Turbonium

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 11-August 03

Posted 30 March 2013 - 00:27

Here's what I want to do: take all the e-mails/folders and contacts from my Hotmail account, and move them over to my Outlook.com account (not forward them, but to literally move them over, as if I originally had them sent to the @outlook.com address).

Is that even possible? If so, how?

EDIT: Is it the "Rename your Microsoft account" option? If so, this seems incredibly easy.


#2 shozilla

shozilla

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 11-January 09

Posted 30 March 2013 - 00:51

If you rename your MS account, your current hotmail address and messages will be placed in the folder named your hotmail address ... i.e.: 'yourname@hotmail.com' folder automatically... your new renamed account will be ready in your inbox.

If your friends or family send you to your hotmail address, the messages will be placed in your hotmail folder which I mentioned above.

If you create alias, it will create a folder such as 'name@outlook.com' so the future messages will be sent to this folder ... if you do not want any folder for alias, then you can use inbox instead.

Your contacts will be moved over to your new MS account if you have renamed an account automatically. And if you created alias, your contacts and data will not go anywhere.

Please check for support for any important information about renaming an account if you have Xbox or Windows Phone. Otherwise you end up getting any errors...

#3 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:07

MS automatically moved my account over for me.

#4 Raze

Raze

    Mentally Compromised

  • Joined: 30-December 04
  • Location: Third Planet

Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:22

I renamed my Outlook account and everything copied over fine.

#5 OP Turbonium

Turbonium

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 11-August 03

Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:09

Thanks, but I'm honestly still not sure how to go about doing this so that I get the exact outcome I want.

I'm also not sure what an "alias" is, technically, when compared to "renaming", despite the awesome post above.

#6 Nerd Rage

Nerd Rage

    RAGE!

  • Joined: 05-June 02

Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:20

Thanks, but I'm honestly still not sure how to go about doing this so that I get the exact outcome I want.

I'm also not sure what an "alias" is, technically, when compared to "renaming", despite the awesome post above.


Here's an easy guide. Basically create the Outlook.com alias first, then rename your account to the newly created Outlook.com alias.

http://blogs.office....utlook-com.aspx

#7 OP Turbonium

Turbonium

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 11-August 03

Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:33

Here's an easy guide. Basically create the Outlook.com alias first, then rename your account to the newly created Outlook.com alias.

http://blogs.office....utlook-com.aspx



So this is how I understand it (being that I'm a bit slow at present):

Step 1: Sign in to www.outlook.com with oldaddress@hotmail.com (this probably isn't even necessary, as I've already upgraded to an outlook.com layout/GUI)
Step 2: Rename oldaddress@hotmail.com to newaddress@outlook.com -> oldaddress@hotmail.com becomes an alias, with its own folder in newaddress@outlook.com

Right?

Anyway, I get the following two options:

[] Create a new address
[] Use a different address

Does it make a difference in the end which option I choose? I want to pick the 2nd option, since I already own the account I want to "switch" to.

#8 OP Turbonium

Turbonium

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 11-August 03

Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:50

Seems like I'm screwed, since I created a new account already with the desired account name (months ago), and it takes 365 days for it to be wiped from the system, even though it belongs to me!

#9 JaredFrost

JaredFrost

    joO 4R3 73H L337!

  • Joined: 02-May 04

Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:08

Seems like I'm screwed, since I created a new account already with the desired account name (months ago), and it takes 365 days for it to be wiped from the system, even though it belongs to me!


Nah, if it's not working you can always just set both up in Windows Live Mail that comes with the Windows Live Essentials package, not Windows Mail that comes with Windows.
And just select it all and copy it to the new account.

#10 shozilla

shozilla

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 11-January 09

Posted 01 April 2013 - 17:52

So this is how I understand it (being that I'm a bit slow at present):

Step 1: Sign in to www.outlook.com with oldaddress@hotmail.com (this probably isn't even necessary, as I've already upgraded to an outlook.com layout/GUI)
Step 2: Rename oldaddress@hotmail.com to newaddress@outlook.com -> oldaddress@hotmail.com becomes an alias, with its own folder in newaddress@outlook.com

Right?


Your old address will be an alias with a folder named "oldaddress@hotmail.com". Which it will be placed in the folder list on the left pane. Your new address will be in the inbox folder if you renamed an account from hotmail.com address to outlook.com address.

Anyway, I get the following two options:

[] Create a new address
[] Use a different address

Does it make a difference in the end which option I choose? I want to pick the 2nd option, since I already own the account I want to "switch" to.


If you renamed an account, you will use your new address at login instead of old one. If you want to use old address for login, then do not rename the account. Get an alias address instead.

Hope this helps and you understand this clearly.

#11 OP Turbonium

Turbonium

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 11-August 03

Posted 01 April 2013 - 18:01

Your old address will be an alias with a folder named "oldaddress@hotmail.com". Which it will be placed in the folder list on the left pane. Your new address will be in the inbox folder if you renamed an account from hotmail.com address to outlook.com address.



If you renamed an account, you will use your new address at login instead of old one. If you want to use old address for login, then do not rename the account. Get an alias address instead.

Hope this helps and you understand this clearly.


Yup I understand it now. Unfortunately, I can't do it due to already having created the account I want to switch to months ago.

#12 shozilla

shozilla

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 11-January 09

Posted 01 April 2013 - 18:11

Yup I understand it now. Unfortunately, I can't do it due to already having created the account I want to switch to months ago.


Oh you want an old address back? You might want to contact Outlook support about it and see they will be able to set it up for you. Explain it to them and see what they can do about it.

#13 OP Turbonium

Turbonium

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 11-August 03

Posted 01 April 2013 - 20:12

Nah, if it's not working you can always just set both up in Windows Live Mail that comes with the Windows Live Essentials package, not Windows Mail that comes with Windows.
And just select it all and copy it to the new account.


Trying it now. How can I "copy" it? There seems to be no backup or export function.

EDIT: nevermind, found it.

#14 OP Turbonium

Turbonium

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 11-August 03

Posted 01 April 2013 - 20:24

Ok, I still can't figure it out.

I have both accounts (@hotmail.com and @outlook.com) open in Windows Live Mail, but I can't seem to figure out how to put all the e-mails/folders from the Hotmail account into the Outlook.com account. I tried exporting, then importing, and also dragging and dropping.

#15 xendrome

xendrome

    In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 05-December 01
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Posted 01 April 2013 - 20:28

Would this work? https://secure5.true...ch.com/hotmail/



Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!