Thursday, May 29, 2014

Linking Outlook.com or Windows Live Hotmail with Microsoft Outlook 2010

Say you have to link your Outlook.com mail lisa@contoso.com ( See more about Contoso ) with Microsoft Outlook 2010 64 bit.

First of all, Download the hotmail connector for Outlook at http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=21305 (for 32 bit) Or  http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=24677 (for 64 bit).

Now double click the downloaded exe file ( named as OutlookConnector.exe ) to install it.

Now configure Outlook.com mail in outlook as you configure any other mails. See the steps below:



Steps:

  1. Go to File -> Add Account
  2. Select "Manually configure settings or additional server types"
  3. Now in the "Choose Service" window , Select "Microsoft Outlook Hotmail connector"
  4. Now a pop up asks for your Hotmail/outlook.com username and password.
  5. Now Microsoft Outlook will start Send/Recive to update the mail folders.