Microsoft completes migration of all Hotmail users to

Washington, May 4 : Microsoft has announced it has successfully transferred all users to

The move has marked the end of the once-mighty free email service.

Microsoft in a blog post said now has more than 400 million active users after the migration, which took about six weeks to complete.

According to the New York Daily News, Microsoft transferred more 150 million gigabytes of data during the upgrade.

The webpage now redirects to Microsoft said users don't have to update the settings on their smartphones, and they can keep their '' email addresses.

Hotmail dates all the way back to 1996. Microsoft acquired what was then known as "HoTMaiL" in 1997.

It was rebranded as MSN Hotmail, and became a rival of AOL and Yahoo. Google's Gmail service is now seen as's main competitor, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 04-05-2013)

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