Send and receive Windows Live Hotmail from within Outlook with the new Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

Trying to send and receive Windows Live (previously Hotmail) email from within Outlook used to be a confusing affair. Some said it couldn’t be done, others could sync using POP3 and some could only sync with POP3 if they had paid for the premium service. [If I have got this wrong – please don’t bother to correct me – it’s hardly relevant and a little bit nerdy to be honest].

Whatever…. that is all in the past and you can now banish the Outlook syncing blues by using the latest Microsoft Office Outlook Connector.

I have tried it with both Windows Live and Hotmail – and it works a treat. There are stories on the net that it also works with Googlemail/Gmail – not that you really need that functionality – see my earlier post.

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3 thoughts on “Send and receive Windows Live Hotmail from within Outlook with the new Microsoft Office Outlook Connector”

  1. Hi Woody
    re: Send and receive Windows Live Hotmail from within Outlook…
    Which I thought one could achive quite easily, but I have just seen some info on the site mentioned above that states: MS are going to charge to download Hotmail into Outlook…!
    this is apparently to restrain spammers…!
    and was dated 2004!
    What’s your take on this…?
    Ian

  2. Ian,
    Apologies for the delay – caused by vacation. You make a good point, but it would seem that the Hotmail charging model has moved on somewhat since 2004.

    As far as I can tell, this Outlook connector works with your Hotmail after you have upgraded to a WindowsLive email account. A WindowsLive email account is free – as is the conversion process (just a few clicks) and the new web interface is pretty close to Outlook 2007 – which is particularly cool.

    Woody.

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