Since 2011, Hotmail, in terms of being Microsofts free webmail platform, has been replaced with Outlook.com. Outlook.com is a personal information manager web app from Microsoft consisting of webmail, calendaring, contacts, and tasks services.
Is Hotmail still available?
Hotmail and Outlook.com Microsoft closed that service years ago, and all Hotmail users are using its current service at Outlook.com. You are, of course, still using a Hotmail address. However, if you switched to using a new Outlook.com address, you would still be using exactly the same email service.
What is going on with Hotmail?
Microsoft is moving all of its Hotmail users to Outlook.com by this summer. Microsoft provided guidance last summer for those who wanted to proactively make the Hotmail-to-Outlook.com move. Theres not much required on users parts to make this happen. But some users still have questions.
How do I find old emails on Hotmail?
Most of the way over to the left on top of the folders, youll see a search box. Use the search box described in the previous step. Type in whatever search term you want to use, or you can type in a to-address, or a contact name. one of several other terms.
How far back do Hotmail emails go?
They will keep them forever as long as you log in once per year. Did you ever connect to the account using outlook installed on your desktop and archived the mail to a pst file? That would be one reason the mail would deleted if you use the account regularly.