Microsoft wants you to switch to, will remind you next week

Starting next week, users of Hotmail will begin to see a concentrated effort to get them to switch to, Microsoft’s new premier email service.  It should come as no surprise that Microsoft will be looking to move users from to as the latter platform represents Microsoft’s future.

David Law, Microsoft’s director of product management for, spoke to our good friends at The Next Web and stated that starting next week, users of Hotmail will begin to see messages to make the switch to in place of advertisements. Essentially, instead of seeing a traditional banner advertisement, you will see a message to get your butt over to has been growing by leaps and bounds with the team recently announcing that they have more than 25 million registered accounts. On top of that, the service is also rolling out a new Archive option which should now be live for your account. In addition, Microsoft also expanded the color options that you can select to theme your inbox.

We are curious about how many users have converted from to as Hotmail has been around since the beginning of time. We should note that you can switch to the new platform without losing your email account but at the same time, if you have been using since you were 13 years old, it might be time to get a proper address.

While the campaign to get users to switch may start next week, the image you see at the top of this post did hit our inbox early this morning and tried to convince us to switch from Hotmail to We do find this a bit odd as we are already using and the account was created specifically for that platform and was never linked to a Hotmail address.

Source: The Next Web

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