A user in NeoWin forum posted a way to change your Hotmail account to Windows Live Mail without any invitation. The original post is down, so here are the instructions. It works quite a charm reported as of the time of this post:
- Sign out from your hotmail account
- Important: Use this link to login into your regular hotmail account
- After logged into your regular hotmail account, copy and paste the URL in step 2 again
- You should see the Windows Live Mail Beta Join Page, press Join Mail Beta! and you should see the new interface of Windows Live Mail.
(Right Click on the URL -> Copy Link Location)
If it does not work, make sure you have signed out from hotmail before step 2 (or this exploit maybe fixed).
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