Somehow I’ve been converted to the “new” Windows Live Hotmail interface, and
I don’t like it. I want to switch things back to the way they were before. How
do I do that?
I’ll show you, but I’ll also warn you.
The forward march of progress always has casualties, and I believe that what
you’re calling the “old” Hotmail interface is going to be one of them.
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It wasn’t that difficult for me to revert back to the old style of
While looking at my inbox, I clicked on the Options
On the resulting page the option to “Switch to MSN Hotmail” is near the
MSN Hotmail interface …”
I clicked that and all was back to the old familiar interface.
But, I’m betting that there’s a catch.
From what I’ve read and what I’ve seen in the past, I’m expecting that this
option will go away. In fact, it might not even be present for many of you
I expect Microsoft to completely discontinue the old MSN Hotmail interface,
effectively forcing everyone to move to the new one.
So while you can switch back, my recommendation is that you do not.
My recommendation is that you take the time to become comfortable with the new
interface, and perhaps send Microsoft feedback on the problems you encounter. I
know that the new version has fixed some issues (you can now specify that all
sent mail be automatically saved), and apparently removed some functionality (I
still can’t seem to send “plain text” emails).
But regardless of how you feel about it, it certainly appears to be the
direction that Microsoft is taking Hotmail.
And if you don’t like it, there’s always GMail, Yahoo mail, and many