Outlook.com is the online replacement for Hotmail. It’s unrelated to Microsoft’s Office Outlook email program.
Outlook.com attempts to provide a clean, easy-to-use interface for managing not only your email, but your contacts, calendar, and (with the addition of SkyDrive) your data files as well.
Unfortunately, cleanliness or simplicity only goes so far. You’re not the only one who finds the displayed contacts and email addresses confusing when you compose a new email.
Let’s look at how it all works.