Live.com is out of beta and is now offering free @live.com and @live.ca email address. Ok, its not that you will use it (there’s always Gmail), but it’s better to get your name before a spammer does. And oh, don’t forget to check it once every 120 days so that the account stays active. Give yourself a reminder using Google Calendar to “check @live.com email address”.
Also, don’t worry if you have multiple Windows Live ID. You can easily link them using their own tool. Go to “Settings” > “Manage Linked IDs” to acheive this. Pretty cool. Get all your IDs and link them now.
The Windows Live Mail app (if downloaded) allows email account integration between popular email providers such as Gmail and AOL.