(CNN) – Hotmail will soon be a thing of the past. That’s because Microsoft is making its email service Outlook available world wide and transferring 300 million Hotmail users in the process.
The transition will be gradual. At first, users can choose whether to make the switch immediately or postpone it. But by the end of the summer, Microsoft expects all Hotmail users to have moved to Outlook.
Hotmail users will still be able to use their original email address, but the interface will look like Outlook.
The change should be painless.