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How to go back to the old version of Hotmail /

If you are a user of an account of Hotmail, Live either msn and you are part of those who are not so pleased with the new experience of using Outlook mail, you do not have to worry! You can go back to your old email address or change some features of your Hotmail inbox with a few simple clicks. In any case, here we will explain how to go back to old version of hotmail from outlookwithout complications.

It is important to say that the following method to return to the old Hotmail works only for Hotmail or Live accounts ending in .com, .jp, .es, .ca and .au. However, if you had an account, this method will not work for you.

Delete your current email address

  1. Go into
  2. Sign in with your email account.
  3. Go to the bottom where it says “Other email addresses”
  4. Under your current email address, click “Remove
  5. Then, to confirm click on “Put off
  6. You will immediately see a message like this: “You have removed an email address from your Microsoft account.”

Create a new email address


  1. Go into Microsoft
  2. Make sure the option is selected “Create a new email address”.
  3. Then, locate yourself in the box where it says “New Microsoft account”.
  4. Type your old email address.
  5. Select your old domain: Hotmail either Live.
  6. Finally, click on the button “Save”.
  7. You will immediately see a message like this: “You have changed your Microsoft account and your new Microsoft account is [email protected]”.
  8. All ready!

After this process, it will take an hour or more for your new account to be reflected in all your Microsoft products and services that you keep active.

Change design to return to the old version of Hotmail

If you want your inbox to look exactly the same as it would in the old Hotmail design, you can easily modify its design.

Deactivate “Priority and others”

priority inbox

  1. Log in in you outlook account.
  2. Go to the top right of the page in “Setting” and click the “gear”.
  3. Then click on “View all Outlook information” in the bottom.
  4. Now, click on “Design”.
  5. In “Priority Inbox” proceed to click on “Don’t sort my messages”.
  6. Finally, click on “Save

Doing this, you will be able to see that your inbox is only one and not two. You will also see the “Drafts” and “Spam” folders

screen density

If you don’t like the new Outlook email design and you want to go back to the old Hotmail interfaceyou just have to follow these steps:

  1. Go to the top right of the page in “Setting” and click the “Gear”.
  2. Then click on “Return to the Hotmail user interface

Clever! With these steps you can return to the old version of your Hotmail email now in Outlook and continue to use it as normal.