Microsoft have announced that they will be dropping the domain, Hotmail.com in the near future and will be re-directing all hotmail email users to Outlook.com.
I have been checking out the ins and outs of Outlook.com and I can confirm that it is a much more user friendly interface than Hotmail.com. Its design reflects the upcoming Windows 8 Operating system and Microsoft are offering @outlook.com email addresses to its users.
Be sure to check it out at www.outlook.com.
When you use outlook.com you will be able to send and receive emails from your normal Hotmail or Live email accounts.
As it is a Microsoft website you just use your regular email and password to login (just like in hotmail). I really like the addition of a slick messenger service built in so you can chat to your msn and facebook friends at the same time if you wish.