Bombshell number one: Microsoft will replace all Hotmail accounts with Outlook.com accounts by this summer. Bombshell number two: Wait, Hotmail still exists?
It’s true — that spam-choked email account you used while signing up for Neopets in 1998 is still alive and kicking, though only for a few more months at most. But while longtime web users may mourn Hotmail’s death — making jokes about out-of-touch Internet users is about to get just a little bit harder — they should take comfort in knowing that plenty of other obsolete sites and hosting services haven’t budged from their virtual perches. For example:
Warner Brothers never took down Space Jam‘s official website, originally published in 1996. EW was lukewarm about the page back then, when we still published website reviews — but now, we think it’s slammin’.
You’ve Got Mail
Similarly, this cyber-rom-com’s official site is still alive and kicking, complete with a truly incredible Flash intro that recreates the experience of signing onto AOL in the ’90s and a useful link that shows Ryan/Hanks lovers where they can buy a video cassette of the movie.