Microsoft has been claiming that it will improve its
Hotmail service, making it a better webmail provider. Nevertheless, new
version of Outlook, i.e. Outlook 2010 is already out. This article will
instruct you on how to incorporate Outlook and Hotmail.
Outlook 2010 is compatible with many email systems,
such as POP3, IMAP and Exchange accounts. Exchange syncs your calendar
and contacts as well as your email but POP3 and IMAP does not do so. If
you use the Hotmail Connector you will be enabled to sync your email,
contacts and calendar with Outlook . This will make it easy to access
your PIM data anywhere you are.
The procedure involves
8 easy steps:
In order to incorporate
Hotmail into Outlook you need to first install the Hotmail connector.
Before doing so, ensure that Outlook is not being used and it has been
closed. Then go ahead with the installation.
Outlook will prompt you to download Hotmail Connector if you enter
your hotmail account in the New Account Setup. If you haven’t
already exited Outlook you will have to do so and enter your
information again when you restart Outlook, thus it is better to
install Hotmail Connector first.
The actual process
will start at this point. If you are running Outlook 2010 for the
first time, the screen given below will appear. Click the
continue setting up Outlook.
When you have
pressed next, you will be asked for confirmation. Select
the second time.
If you have been using
Outlook, just add a new account by pressing the
File button and then clicking
After you have selected
the required button, enter the information related to your Hotmail
account and once again press
Outlook will generate a search for your account settings and then it
will automatically setup the account with Hotmail Connector which
has already been installed.
Once all of the steps listed above have been completed, the
following screen will popup. Just press the
Finish button, setup has
been completed and you can check your Hotmail in Outlook.
Setup has been completed so now you
have officially synced your Hotmail account with Outlook 2010.
You will receive a notification at
the bottom of your window stating that you are connected Windows
Live Hotmail. Your email will be coordinated with your Hotmail account,
vice versa your calendar and contacts saved on Outlook will be
synchronized with your Live calendar and contacts. This procedure will
ensure setting up an optimum full Exchange without actually getting an
Exchange account. As a matter of fact, Hotmail Sync seems to be faster
than IMAP synchronization.
Hotmail generally isn’t
as popular as Gmail but it works really well with Outlook integration.
If you frequently use Window Live services, or want to give them a go
then Outlook Connector is the best option to keep the cloud synced with
your desktop. Or maybe you are just like many other Hotmail users who
want to access Hotmail with their other email accounts, this is a useful
procedure for you too.
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