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Windows 7: Hotmail / Live Domains

09 Feb 2012   #1
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Hotmail / Live Domains

I see that Microsoft is allowing a person to use their service and website but keep their own domain name for e-mail, calendar, etc. Microsoft doesn't give much in the way of instructions or explanations. I know Google does this with Gmail, but it leaves me with a few questions.

1. I have my own domain name, so I am set there. However, I have existing e-mail accounts that I want to keep. Will this be a problem?

2. I know I have to change the MX records on my domain registrar...so I can expect a small amount of downtime, right?

3. Going forward, would I use the Live.com website for checking my messages? I would assume I'd add our account to smartphones using the Hotmail/Live option as well?


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10 Feb 2012   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Are you talking about Microsoft Office 365 or Office Live Small Business?
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10 Feb 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Neither. It's their service that allows you to filter your e-mail through Hotmail/Live services, just like Google Domains.
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10 Feb 2012   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hmmm no idea mate.
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13 Feb 2012   #5
knightlyscribe

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I see that Microsoft is allowing a person to use their service and website but keep their own domain name for e-mail, calendar, etc. Microsoft doesn't give much in the way of instructions or explanations. I know Google does this with Gmail, but it leaves me with a few questions.

1. I have my own domain name, so I am set there. However, I have existing e-mail accounts that I want to keep. Will this be a problem?

2. I know I have to change the MX records on my domain registrar...so I can expect a small amount of downtime, right?

3. Going forward, would I use the Live.com website for checking my messages? I would assume I'd add our account to smartphones using the Hotmail/Live option as well?

I'm not sure exactly what service your referring to, but....

1. It shouldn't be. But if it is, you could "redirect" or "forward" your email to your new account.

2. Nah, not much at all.

3. You may not have to use the website to check email if this service allows you to connect via pop/smtp, which is almost a sure thing since all of them do - I think the only exception is Yahoo mail bc they want you to pay for that service with Mail Plus.
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13 Feb 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here's the site I'm referring to:

https://domains.live.com/
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14 Feb 2012   #7
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Here's the site I'm referring to:
https://domains.live.com/
Looks like they want you to set up your domain and try it.
https://domains.live.com/Signup/SignupDomain.aspx
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