The New Windows Live Hotmail

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Hello,

The Hotmail Team at Microsoft has been busy rolling out the latest version of Hotmail the last few weeks.

Microsoft is claiming the following benefits of using the latest Hotmail:

  • Familiar, fast, powerful
    • A whopping 5 GB of storage
    • New design: choose your own colors and layout
  • Security by Microsoft
    • See at a glance if an e-mail seems to be suspicious
    • Destroy junk e-mail with a single click
    • Powerful virus scanning and cleaning
  • Looks and feels more like Outlook—on the Web
    • Preview your messages in the reading pane
    • Drag-and-drop powers of organization

I have not had any issues with the recent upgrade, but many other Hotmail member have experienced problems.

The most commonly reported Hotmail problem on E-Mail Questions has been the missing scroll bar problem.

If you are also experiencing this problem please see our guide on how to fix your scroll bar in the new windows live hotmail.

Another frequently reported problem is getting a blank page or being redirected to a blank page after logging in.

If you need help with this problem please see our guide on how to fix a Hotmail blank login page.

The Hotmail Team Blog reports that this and similar issues should be resolved soon.

What do you think about the new Windows Live Hotmail?

If you have any questions about Windows Live Hotmail please start a new thread in our Windows Live Hotmail Support Forums.
 

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Hello,

Hotmail is reporting that several of the problems with "Wave 3" of the upgrade have been resolved.

According to Hotmail:

Over the last few weeks we’ve rolled out fixes that resolve many of the issues you’ve reported. These include problems when using a larger text size in the browser, viewing your favorite contacts, accessing Hotmail from Firefox on Linux, and problems opening some messages. These fixes have now gone out to everyone, so you shouldn’t continue to see these problems.

The next Hotmail update is expected to go live in mid-December.

If you have any questions about Windows Live Hotmail please start a new thread in our Windows Live Hotmail Support Forums.
 

Ashley

New Email
i cant make up my mind about whether i like it or not.

its probably because i dont spend to much time on it.

but i like the new lighter colours doesnt look as dull :D
 

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
It appears there may have been another update to Hotmail:

You spoke, Hotmail listened

Over the past year, many of you told us that you wanted a cleaner, faster Hotmail. We released the new Hotmail to meet those needs, and now we're adding more improvements based on your feedback.

In this version, we've changed the way that scrolling works for users who have the reading pane turned off. It'll look more like Classic Hotmail if your reading pane is off.

Even more improvements are coming soon—we'll be moving the advertisement from the top of page to the side, adding more themes, increasing the number of messages on each page, and adding the ability to send instant messages from your inbox.

We appreciate all your feedback and want to thank you for using Windows Live Hotmail.
 
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