This was most likely due to infrastructural differences between Windows XP and Windows Vista, which is why the two are similar, but Windows Mail can’t be used on versions prior to Vista.
As part of Microsoft’s push for Office 365, they released a collection of web apps called Outlook on the web (formerly Outlook Web App) in 2015.
This suite included four separate tools: Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar, Outlook People, and Outlook Tasks.
Remember how Microsoft wanted to rebrand Hotmail as Windows Live Mail? Hotmail became Windows Live Hotmail while Windows Mail became Windows Live Mail.
On Windows 10, none of the above-mentioned programs are relevant except for Outlook (which can also be called Office Outlook if you want to differentiate it from all the other Outlook-related products out there).
At the time, Office 365 was geared towards business and corporate users, but over time it was expanded to include regular consumers as well.
In a lot of ways, Office 365 is what Windows Live should’ve been.
Instead, new users can only create @addresses, even though both email addresses use the same email service.
So as of right now, is the official name of Microsoft’s email service, which was formerly known as Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail. Whenever you said “Hotmail”, people always knew what you were talking about.
These days, “Outlook” can refer to a desktop email client you be using?
By the end of this article, you won’t have any doubts anymore.
Outlook Mail is the front-end while is the back-end.