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Got A Live.com Email Address!

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LiveSide just posted a new hack for getting a live.com email address (as opposed to Hotmail.com), and it worked B-E-A-utifully. I got a nice vanity email to match my Gmail address, and you should head over there and try it yourself.

Here’s how it works (and hurry, they disable these hacks pretty fast):

  1. Go to Hotmail.com
  2. Click “Sign Up”
  3. Click “Get it free”
  4. On the next page, Sign Up For Windows Live, change the URL in two places. Where it says hmnewuser.aspx, remove the letters “hm” at the beginning. Then, find where it says &hm=1 and just delete that. Press enter.

That’s it! The signup page should now say Live.com for the email address you are choosing, instead of Hotmail.com. Enjoy your new cool email domain, baby!

July 19th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Live, Hotmail, Windows | 5 comments



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5 Comments »

  1. Looks like they fixed it unfortunately. No more live.com addresses for now, heh.

    Comment by matt w. | July 19, 2007

  2. Didn’t work for me.

    Comment by Chris | July 19, 2007

  3. doesn’t work for me..

    Comment by Mo. | July 19, 2007

  4. What a scam. It didn’t work for me, by the time I read it. Microsoft is really making me mad. People shouldn’t have to resort to hacks to get @live.com addresses. They really need to get going, and deliver to the U.S. soon.

    If all the good domains are taken (by people who were lucky to use it), then I’ll seriously be disappointed with Microsoft.

    Comment by Michael | July 19, 2007

  5. Right now it works, but unfortunetly domain was changed from live.com to windowslive.com

    Comment by Mariusz Kędziora | July 19, 2007

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