We’ve been talking about Microsoft’s new mail service for what seems like forever now. It was to be faster, simple, and safe. It was also meant to be a service that is powerful enough to meet the demands of a wide variety of customers. It was meant to replace Hotmail. Branded as Windows Live Mail, and promoted as that, a fresh start was on its way. Now at the very last minute, Microsoft and the Live Team have decided to back out on that name and revert to Windows Live Hotmail.

Richard Sim, Senior Product Manager says:

As we prepare to launch the final version of our new web mail service, we recognize the importance of ensuring that our 260+ million existing customers come over to the new service smoothly and without confusion. By adopting the name â€