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Do I really need Outlook Hotmail Connector when I don't use Hotmail?

Question: Do I really need Outlook Hotmail Connector when I don't use Hotmail?

I removed Outlook Hotmail Connector because I considered it bloatware. I don't use Hotmail. I use a hybrid system involving Outlook for my computer and Gmail for my Andriod phone and that is working fine.

After removing Connector, I kept getting a message from Outlook about installing the "upgrade" Hotmail Connector. As I was having the red x problem with graphic images not appearing in my Outlook emails, in despair I allowed it to load. The real fix came through as SP2 after I repaired Windows Update and got it working again.

So, is it bloatware? Is there a downside to removing it? Is it benign enough to just leave it alone? What would you do?

Thanks for any light you can shed on this.

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Answer: Do I really need Outlook Hotmail Connector when I don't use Hotmail?

Hi there ... I think you have answered your own question .. I would tend to leave it alone it is not doing any harm

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I am running Windows XP Professional 2002 and Microsoft Office 2003 (Outlook 2003)

I was using the older version of Outlook Connector to access my Hotmail account, but recently it said that I needed to upgrade it. The automatic upgrade did not work properly, so I manually removed/un-installed the old Outlook Connector, removed the hotmail account within Outlook, and I also removed a bunch of hotmail.ost files hanging around that seemed to have no data in them (in C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook) - I believe they were formed when I was going through all the problems with the supposedly automatic upgrade).

Then I manually downloaded and installed the newest version 14.1 for 32-bit and through the Outlook connector interface within Outlook, re-added the Hotmail account. But now when I try to click on any Hotmail folder, the following error message appears:
"Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Office Outlook could not access the specified folder location."

So I feel like I am back at square one and not sure how to get the Connector to start connecting. Thanks for any advice.

Answer:Solved: Outlook Hotmail Connector unable to connect to Hotmail

Amazingly, I finally found the answer in another forum, of course only after I went to the trouble of making my earlier posting.

SETTING THE HOTMAIL ACCOUNT AS THE DEFAULT EMAIL ACCOUNT solves the accessing problem. I hope this can help some other poor souls out there!

I know some people have multiple hotmail accounts that they want to sync up with Outlook, and have no idea what to do in that case, but if you only have one account, this seems to work.

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I have Microsoft Outlook 2010 and it asks me to upgrade Outlook Connector.
I installed it but when I go to Outlook again, it asks me to install it again.
I installed it in a folder named Microsoft Office 2010 instead of the default.
Could this be the problem.
If it is, how can I install the connector in a different folder?

Answer:Outlook Hotmail Connector

I have Office 2003 is in the default, but Outlook 2003 is uninstalled if that can help find the connector if it is in the default folder.

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Hi, I don't usually post a thread but spend most of time searching the others' posts which suit my situation. But for this, I couldn't find anywhere else so I decided to ask for help. My OS is win 7 32bit and I'm using office outlook 2007. I've been using yahoo and google accounts through outlook 2007 without any problems. But for hotmail account, I found out that I had no choice but to use outlook connector, so I downloaded and installed it (latest version; 14.0.6106.5001) and added my hotmail account. But when I click inbox, nothing happens. Here's my error log; Outlook Hotmail Connector Version 14.0.6106.5001 Account: ********* Signed in successfully at 2011/8/26 pm 09:30:41 Mail: Error at 9:30 pm Calendar: Contacts: Last successfully refreshed at 9:30 pm. Errors : Time: 2011/8/26 pm 09:30:46 Error in Mail There is an error synchronizing your mail account. Please verify your account is configured correctly by first accessing your mail on the web. Error: 4405. Server. User puid mismatch. Time: 2011/8/26 pm 09:30:46 Error in Mail Error with Send/Receive. There was an error synchronizing your folder hierarchy.... Read more

Answer:Outlook Connector for Hotmail

Does you mail account settings on the web allow for you to choose what type of email server you want ie: IMAP or POP and do the setting correspond to what is in the connector program and outlook? There should also be some type of instructions I would think on the hotmail account on how to set it up or on the connector program.

Hmm I'm looking at hotmail right now and it doesn't seem to have any of the above and it's only POP.

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I get lots of sync error messages every time outlook updates emails from hotmail. This is the message: I am using outlook 2007 win 7 64 bit - Any ideas please ? 11:54:02 Synchronizer Version 14.0.511711:54:02 Synchronizing Mailbox '[email protected]'11:54:02 Error Synchronizing Message11:54:02 Error with Send/Receive.11:54:02 Folder Collection Sync Key: 0{47dbc593-da5c-4b03-8609-0c9941558aac}1011:54:02 Message Collection Sync Key: 0{c2092d60-3b1a-4f7f-97fb-7629a354db6a}1011:54:03 Synchronizing server changes in folder 'Calendar'11:54:03 Synchronizing server changes in folder 'Contacts'

Answer:Outlook connector to Hotmail

Have you got the latest Connector ?No help I know but it works perfectly with Win 7 32 bit.

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Morning Guys,When setting up connector to work with Outlook 2007 I made a spelling mistake with her mail name.On opening outlook get the screen with her mail name and asking for password.How do I change her name.Thank you.Michael.

Answer:Outlook hotmail connector

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I am using Outlook 2003 with the Microsoft Office Suite. Anyways, I downloaded the Hotmail/MSN "Connector" so it would receive my Hotmail emails, but, when I look in my inbox on the internet from, many emails are listed there that are not in my Outlook inbox... It can take a long time before these actually get downloaded. Anyone heard of this?Thanks, Jesse Zylstra

Answer:Outlook with Hotmail Connector

Trying to delete the email account on my computer and then add it again...I get the feeling that Outlook Connector may be buggy...Edit: Seems to be stuck at 32% downloading.. this might be an MSN issue...

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Hi guys, long time since I've been on here... anyhoo I have outlook office 2007 and during the set up it wouldnt take my hotmail account. SO I downloaded the hotmail connector and now when I try and star outlook it just wont go into the program. It gets stuck with the hotmail connector asking me or the password then it fails to load and shuts down.
Any idea how I can sort of resekt the whole outlook configuration and start again?

Answer:Cannot log into Outlook 2007 using hotmail connector


First of all check your login details (Password etc.) work on line: -

Then delete all the accounts in Outlook.

Now use the connector add-in to load the hotmail account back into Outlook. OK?

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Well I got the message to upgrade to the new outlook connector for Outlook 2010
So I clicked install. Outlook never re-started and when I tried to open the program, it crashed and gave me a messaged that some mso *.dll was not installed and outlook would not load, I re-started and the same problem. I did sys restore and now outlook works again but is asking me to do the upgrade to get my Hot mail.
I checked my e-mail on the web and also got a message there, to choose weather or not to let my PC program (ie. Outlook 2010 to control Hot mail account.
Also my cloud does not look the same in my system tray looks like to white clouds instead of the blue.

I down loaded the 2010 32bit new outlook connector but have not installed it yet. I am thinking I may have to un-install the old hot mail outlook connector before I install the new one. Not sure though.
Any thoughts tech guy??

Answer:Hotmail Outlook connector upgrade

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This is the error message I got after I downloaded, installed the upgrade to: Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit update and then tried to start Outlook 2010:

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. An unexpected error has occurred. MAPI was unable to load the information service msncon.dll. Be sure the service is correctly installed and configured.
I can get outlook to start again only if I do sys restore but can not get my Hotmail until I do the update and when I do the update same problem again. I tried downloading then installing. I tried to uninstall old connector and reinstall new.

Can someone please help

Answer:Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit Update

i ahve merged one two of your duplicate threads and also closing this one

continue here

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hotmail outlook connector 32-bit for office 2007 suddenly stopped working a few days ago with the following error message:

Outlook Hotmail Connector Version 14.0.6123.5001

Session timed out. Automatically re-signed in at 2/4/2015 10:13:51 PM

Mail: Error at 10:13 PM.

Errors :

Time: 2/4/2015 10:13:52 PM
Error in Mail
Error with Send/Receive.
There was an error synchronizing your folder hierarchy. Error : 80041004.
Time: 2/4/2015 10:13:52 PM
Error in Mail
Error with Send/Receive.
There was an error synchronizing a contacts folder. Error : 80041004.
Time: 2/4/2015 10:13:54 PM
Error in Mail
Network operation failed

i have uninstalled/reinstalled Connector several times, does not work, please help!

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Answer:hotmail outlook connector not working

i have removed your email address as you will get a load of spam

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I have had lots of outlook issues lately
I have finally got it working again but cant get the hotmail connector going
I have installed and it appears in the menu
but when I select "add a new account" nothing happens
on first startup i got the message do you want to add a hotmail account.
when i selected yes then nothing happened as well
any ideas?

Answer:outlook hotmail connector not working

has this worked in the past, hotmail do not allow connection to outlook, unless you pay for the account to use pop or imap...

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I have Windows 7 installed

I have several hotmail accounts and have been succesfully downloading emails from these accounts in Outlook 2007.
Recently I installed Office 2010.

Installed outlook connector 32 bits and verified that is installed.

When I go to outlook 2010

- I do not see "outlook connector" displayed on tool bar or anywhere else. Where can I see in outlook 2010

- send/receive tries to download hotmail files but I ger error message..

Task '[email protected]' reported error (0x80004005) : 'There is an error synchronizing your mail account. Please verify your account is configured correctly by first accessing your mail on the web. Error: 4350.

I did access emails directly from hotmail without any problem. Also I did the same with outlook 2007.

Any suggestions?


Answer:Hotmail connector with Outlook 2010

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How do MS Office Outlook Hotmail Connector updates (and notifications) work?

When i opened Outlook 2010 on my primary PC a day or two ago a message popped up saying i needed a new version.
I accepted and updated the version - no problems.
From what i found a new version was recently released.

Today I started Outlook 2010 on my Test/Backup PC to update this, and I don't get the "New Version popup".

It seems the Hotmail connector does not get updated with "normal" Windows updates.
I do have MS updates set to notify me of updates, but i choose when to download and install.
All options are checked for recommended, optional, etc.

It looks like Outlook may or may not notify about an update needed.
Secunia PSI (v2) doesn't list the Hotmail connector, so no help there.

I'm guessing i can download the latest version and install it.
I'd really like a reliable way to know when a new version is available and get a notification.

Here's the info for my latest version...

Answer:MS Office Outlook Hotmail Connector updates

I found an MS post and the new version available popup in Outlook is the way this update is handled.

On my Test box i don't have an automatic send/receive.
A send/receive is needed to get the New Version message.
I did a manual send/receive and got the New Version message.

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I'm trying to help someone at a remote location about 100 miles from here, by phone. He has MSOffice 2010 installed from an off-the-shelf retail CD on a fresh, clean setup of Windows 7 and wants to use Hotmail with his Outlook 2010. He says he's getting the following message:

"Microsoft Outlook Hotmail connector 64-bit Setup Wizard ended prematurely"

He says there are no code numbers or any other details that help identify a cause or solution.

Everything I've found deal with a Click-to-Run version downloaded from the MS web site and suggests to uninstall that and an MSI-based version to replace it; but, this is an off-the-shelf retail CD.

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After several months of beta testing, Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 has officially been released as a replacement for Outlook Connector 12. Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 is compatible with Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010.
Why use the Outlook Hotmail Connector?

If you have been using Outlook Connector 12.1, you already know that it enables you to manage your Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook.

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 introduces several improvements. For example, you might notice after upgrading that the connection to Hotmail is more reliable than before, and issues such as blank messages being synchronized to Outlook have been fixed.
Even better with Outlook 2010

With Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 and Outlook 2010, you see these additional benefits:Junk filter settings. Your safe sender, blocked sender, and safe recipient lists are synchronized between Outlook and Hotmail.
Integrated Send/Receive. Send/receive works just as it does for your other Outlook accounts.
Integrated connection status. The Hotmail account status appears in the Outlook status bar.
Rule support for secondary accounts. Rules can be applied to the Hotmail account in Outlook, even if that is not your Outlook primary account.
Synchronize your drafts. The Outlook Drafts folder synchronizes with the Hotmail Drafts folder.

Source -
Microsoft Outlook 2010 : New Outlook Hotmail Connector released today

Answer:New Outlook Hotmail Connector released today

thnx for the share..trying it now..Beta wasnt workin for me..

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I have been using BT for my emails for years now and never had problems using their for web-mail and outlook 2007 on my computer. Following BT not using yahoo anymore and now just using BT Mail I installed the Hotmail Outlook Connector, so I can use as web-email. I created a Mapi account in Outlook and copied all my contacts into it. I also created some additional send/receive e-mail addresses in, they are BT sub accounts. They are showing up in both and outlook 2007.
The problem I have that and outlook 2007 will not send emails.
They either are stuck in the outbox or they come back with the following messages. The first one tells me "not to resend" as the mail is delayed.
1. FW: Delivery Status Notification (Delay)
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Delay)
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Then I get delivery report saying the email cannot be delivered.
2. This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Unable to deliver message to the following recipients, due to being unable to connect successfully to the destination mail server.
Alternatively, I get
3. This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Delivery to the following recipients failed.
I have no problem receiving emails.
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Answer:Outlook 2007 not sending mail after installing the Hotmail Outlook Connector

If you have installed Outlook connector then you are not using via webmail but are using Outlook 2007 for it. Webmail is through your browser. You should not be having any problems sending via the browser. You can also log into BT using the browser and send.
But coming back to your original problem I'm not sure why you set up a MAPI account or how you did it and the problem may well lie there. Suggest that you delete the hotmail/outlook account in Outlook and start again. You can back up the received emails first. The account should be an Exchange Activesync type.

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I have the outlook Hotmail connector installed on my work machine (On outlook 2010), and I also have outlook 2016 (which connects to natively) on my home machine.

Both have stopped playing nice with in different ways::

outlook 2010 simply wont connect with at all -
Outlook 2016 shows my email and calendar from but will no longer show my wife's shared calendar.

Both of these installations were working perfectly with no issues prior to the recent upgrade.
Has anyone else experiences issues like this?

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I have the outlook Hotmail connector installed on my work machine (On outlook 2010), and I also have outlook 2016 (which connects to natively) on my home machine.

Both have stopped playing nice with in different ways::

outlook 2010 simply wont connect with at all -
Outlook 2016 shows my email and calendar from but will no longer show my wife's shared calendar.

Both of these installations were working perfectly with no issues prior to the recent upgrade.
Has anyone else experiences issues like this?

Answer:Outlook Hotmail Connector 2010 not working after upgrade

Hotmail Connector is no longer supported and will only work with the old After your account has been migrated to the new Office 365 backend, you'll need to re-configure your account and not use Hotmail Connector anymore.

Details here: migration changes; What do I need to know and do? - HowTo-Outlook

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Outlook 2010 has suddenly frozen and when I press the File option I get the message in the title.

I also have Outlook 2007 installed and am using that but I think the problem has been caused bu an automatic Windows update, because I have restored once and it worked again for a short while.

Any help would be appreciated.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3317 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476840 MB, Free - 309946 MB; F: Total - 476710 MB, Free - 431945 MB; L: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 402826 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G31M-ES2L
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Problems with Hotmail connector in Outlook 2010 under Window

Do I understand right, that you both 2007 and 2010 Outlook installed on the same machine?

If so, from day one Microsoft has warned us not install 2 versions of Outlook

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September 8, 2010


Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0.5118.5000 update is available.
Uninstall old version in Programs and Features, then install new one.
32 bit Outlook Hotmail Connector
64 bit Outlook Hotmail Connector

Answer:Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0.5118.5000 Released

nice find, thank you! Do you have to download and install, or is there a feature for it to update itself?

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I am running Outlook 2003 on Windows XP Prof. I installed Outlook Connector 12.1 and added my hotmail and MSN accounts. Both showed up in my mail folders list and both connected to the web and downloaded just fine.

When I tried to Send/Receive just my hotmail account, it was not listed in the Send/Receive group, so I checked the Email Accounts list. The hotmail account is not listed in my Email Accounts list (tools, Email Accounts, View/change), yet it is showing in the Mail Folders. I can send mail from that account if I hit reply on a received message but not if I try to select that account on a new message. I uninstalled Connector, and removed MSN from the list but I cannot remove hotmail as it’s not on the list of accounts. When I try to close the folder (right click, close [email protected]) I get an error saying to use the Email Accounts list to remove it...but it’s not on the list.

Any idea how to remove an email account that shows up in the Mail Folders but is not listed as an account in the Email Account list? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Outlook Connector- remove Hotmail account


Welcome to TSG!

Try this:

In Outlook's Account Settings window, go to the Data Files tab and select your Personal Folders and click Open Folder.

In the window that comes up you should see a file named emailid_hotmail.ost. Close Outlook and delete this file.

Reopen Outlook to see if Hotmail account is gone.

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I am using

Vista Ultimate - All Updates

Outlook 2007 - All Updates

and Outlook Connector - Current Download

and a Hotmail Plus email account

In the past I had no problems accessing my multiple hotmail email account in Outlook, with the help of Outlook Connector.

Now I am having lots os Issues, the biggest one is that there are Constant Errors trying to Sync my Hotmail account with Outlook.

When I use Outlook Connector, the Calender willnot sync. Also, once I have made changes to the inbox, ie deleted emails, sometimes they reapear next time I open Outlook.

I called Microsoft last night and they told me I don't need to use Outlook Connector to get my emails, just set up email as http and enter all the settings.

This seems to work ok, but when I send messages, they don't stay in my hotmail sent folder, but go right to my personal folder sent folder. I can live with this. Also the Live Calender is not visible, also not a problem, I don't use it. I use the Outlook Calender.

Problem is, that Outlook tries to install Outlook Connector the next time I open Outlook.

Also, without Outlook Connector, it will not download all the emails in the inbox automatically, unless I click on each one.

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When Microsoft started the new hotmail, I guess they made it so you have to have a special download in order for it to work with Outlook. Before this, I have used Hotmail in conjunction with Outlook with no problems. When I go to the download center to get the required download, you are required to validate your copy of Outlook. I KNOW that my copy is genuine. But it keeps coming back saying "no Microsoft Office products were found on this PC". Thus, I can't get the download. I need it to use Outlook. How to I get this download to work?

Answer:Solved: Windows live Hotmail connector download for Outlook

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Hi Guys, I am having a problem with Hotmail connector. First the data: Windows 7 64bit - Office 2010 32bit, both are up to date, including last social connector update. Linkedin connector works flawlessly but when in the people pane I try to connect to my main hotmail account (the one I use for chat) I get the following error:
"Invalid user name or password"
I guess user name is my hotmail e-mail address and password must be the same as the hotmail password. @least for the linkedin connector it is that way.
I have 12 mail accounts in my outook setup, incluiding 2 hotmail accounts. I am using pop to download all accounts, including the hotmails.

Please any Ideas ????????

Answer:Outlook 2010 Hotmail Social Connector: Invalid user name or password

If you have two hotmail accounts it would seem that the outlook hotmail connector is linked to just one of the hotmail accounts you have set up on outlook. Might be wrong about this but seems logical. I use the connector to get my hotmail to outlook with pop3. However I only have "one" hotmail account associated with outlook. Maybe you could delete one of the hotmail accounts from your outlook and see what happens.

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For the past week, since 8/18/2004, E-mail that I send to Yahoo and Hotmail via Outlook Express 6, is being delayed. It is only certain addresses. It is taking up to 2 days and occassionally there is a mail failure. Hotmail sends me messages that the mail is being delayed and not to resend, but the recipient never receives it. My E-mail address is not blocked. When I send via internet, all is well. I have no other problems sending or recieivng to others.

Any thoughts?

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Hi everyone

I tried to use Outlook 2002 to access my hotmail. I used the POP3 settings, got it to work, and hit send/receive. Now none of my emails from my Inbox are in my hotmail account when I use my web login. Why did it do this and how do I reverse it? I tried to find some answers on the Microsoft site but they give pretty generic answers there. The answers I've got here in the past were much better.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Hotmail + Outlook 2002 = no emails at Hotmail site

Try going to Tools > Email Accounts > View or change existing accounts > Select your account and click Change > Click More Settings > Advanced tab. From here there should be a check box that allows you to set whether you want your emails to be left on the server.

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hi, Today I just checked my Hotmail account and I found it is in outlook. I didn't click anything, it just automatically changed.I wana  back my simple Hotmail. Do u know how to disable/delete outlook. Any suggestions?Regards

Answer:how to convert Outlook hotmail to simple hotmail?

MS has changed Hotmail....what you see is now what you get.

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Ive tried to reopen my Hotmail a/c every day but outlook does not have necessary tools to open my emails and contacts

Answer:Outlook replaced hotmail a/c not able get hotmail a/c opened

All Hotmail accounts were closed down a long time ago, shortly after the switchover to Outlook.comMicrosoft sent all Hotmail users an email which explained how to transfer existing Hotmail messages over to before a certain date.If you didn't do that it's too late now. Your Hotmail account and all messages in it have been deleted, and Hotmail no longer exists.message edited by phil22

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How do I get my Hotmail emails over into my new Outlook Hotmail account I inadvertently created my new account without checking properly

Answer:How to get my old Hotmail emails into my new Outlook Hotmail account

Here's how you add your Hotmail account to your account. I don't know if you'll get your messages over or not. They're two separate accounts that can't be merged.

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Hi Everyone, I was wondering if you could help me, I have outlook 2007 60 DAY TRIAL VERSION right now. and I singed up with hotmail plus for 19.99/year. and i still cant use hotmail with outlook, it just keeps saying my pasword is wrong but its right. I log into hotmail with that passowrd all the time.

Do you think i need that Hotmail Preminum for 20/month to get it to work?

Is there a tech support # or email i can use for help?

Write back

Answer:HELP! Outlook 2007 Not working with Hotmail...I have Hotmail Plus!

anyone have any ideas?

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I have recently installed windows 7 64-bit. I have instaled Outlook 2007 and want to use hotmail connector to use my hotmail account - do I need the 32 or 64-bit version of connector???ThanksTom

Answer:hotmail connector version


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Hi I recently clicked on a link to move from a normal hotmail account to a 'Windows' Hotmail account now I either can't get into the email account (see error message below) or else when I get in if I click on anything I get another message. How can I fix this, or undo this and get my original hotmail account back?? Help would be appreciated, cheers, Aussie Temps.

Problem Report
The system detected HTTP Error Invalid Request while attempting to retrieve the URL:

Message ID

Problem Description
The system did not accept the HTTP request.

Possible Problem Cause
The browser used 'Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)' and generated a malformed HTTP request. This problem should not be encountered by a stable commercial browser.

Possible Solution
Contact your Web browser technical support team if the problem persists, and provide the team your account information

Answer:Error on Hotmail after transfering to the new Windows Live Hotmail

you can change back. go into options near the top there is an option to switch to msn hotmail. click on that it will take you to another page that will allow you to switch back.

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I am having some trouble with my Yahoo and Hotmail accounts. I can open mail in Yahoo but can't delete it. I can't even open any email at Hotmail. It seems when I click on a button online the browser doesn't go anywhere. I tried various things suggested in this forum but nothing seems to work. Please help me. My computer is working great now that you guys helped me last week. I am extremely grateful!!

Answer:Can't delete Hotmail or Yahoo mail and can't open Hotmail

Lots of people have problems with Yahoo and Hotmail accounts. The most common causes seem to be cookie rejection, incorrect firewall settings, and/or an overly aggressive and intrusive firewall like ZoneAlarm that does a lot of things without asking.

Are you able to access the email accounts from a computer at another location? (other house, library, etc.)

Did you recently change any settings in a program or install a new program or a new version of or update for one, especially some security program (firewall, antivirus, etc.)?

Do you have a router?

Is your trash folder overfull?

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I can’t access my HOTMAIL accounts- HOTMAIL support?

I learned about Microsoft’s new policy of not allowing you to send email from Hotmail using it’s own products Outlook and Outlook Express unless you are paying an additional fee, when I replied to a (Hotmail) email while using OE. After sending my reply I received an error message that OE could not access the account. It then proceeded to DELETE all my previous email message in outlook express for this account.

A web search then led me discover that this account was one of those now requiring payment of a fee to send mail using Outlook or OE instead of logging on to the website. (They are doing this in stages so some HOTMAIL accounts still allow the free use and access with Outlook/OE.)

I then tried to sign on to my account using another Microsoft product Internet Explorer- initially everything looked unchanged,

1. however after typing in my name and password instead of opening my account

2. I got a new screen of “scrambled letters” designed to prove that a person and not a machine is accessing my account.

3. I type in these scrambled letters and one of two things happens:

a. (Usually) I receive yet another screen of scrambled letters to input

b. (Occasionally) I receive the “sign in screen” again EITHER WAY

4. Whichever screen I receive- whether I input scrambled letters yet again or insert my name and password the process repeats itself and one of two things happens:

a. (Usually) I receive yet anothe... Read more

Answer:I can't acces my HOTMAIL account- Hotmail Tech Support?

I've never used Outlook or Outlook Express in any form my self, so I can only offer some limited suggestions for sorting this out.

First: have you tried deleting all cookies and accessing the account? If using XP/2k -- it may even be helpful to try creating a new User Profile and logging in under that, this will ensure you have an entirely new web cache, index.dat and cookie folder.

Try accessing the account from another computer and see if you get in that way.

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I'm being spammed to death. So, I've registered a new Hotmail account. Now, I would like to transfer/copy all my contacts in the old account into the new account. Can someone please tell me how?

Arthur Bay

Answer:hotmail -- transferring/copying contacts to new hotmail account from old

Have you tried using the extensive filter and spam blocking on Hotmail?

If you are usiing OE also go to it and export your address as an .csv file then go to this url and import them to your new hotmail account.

I don't know if their is a provision to import them from your old Hotmail account.

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I need to copy all my addresses from 1 hotmail account to a 2nd. I would like to do this in a way I do not need to type in each address

Answer:hotmail address book another hotmail account

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can anybody tell me how to setup a new email address with msn hotmail. thanks.

Answer:hotmail how to create a new hotmail email address

It is done by setting up a new .net passport I think: click here

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I have a Windows 10 phone (Verizon 735), a couple of Windows 10 laptops, and annual Office 365 subscription. Just a home user and have all my Contacts/Calendar in Outlook, but don't have an Outlook email account....just AOL accounts which I get via Imap/Pop.
In past, I setup to sync across laptops and phone but sketchy at best. Just got notifications to "Re-connect Outlook 2016 ". Deleted old Outlook account and added new account....tried no hotmail this time. Outlook came up great...only 1 calendar!!!!! However nothing syncing with phone. Assume still need hotmail?
All I want to do is have my Outlook contacts and calendar synced with all my devices. Assume this should be very basic as guess all this is on "My Cloud"? Also, should be the minimum if Windows phone has any chance. Appreciate any help.

Answer:Syncing Outlook 365 contacts and calendar without an Outlook Email or Exchange (Hotmail) account.

It all comes from accounts.
What account do you use for Office 365 sign in?

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I had several hotmail accounts that I could view in the Nokia 930 windows 10.
I have not installed any apps (however there wsa an app that I do not know what was doing there with the text showing @\user\microsoft\windowsapp\ etc. the text was longer an I was not able to remove the app)
However the problem of the emails did not arise after the above app was mysteriously installed but happened before.
It looked like that one specific account was inexplicably confused with another email account...e when I was tapping on one Icon app of hotmail account I would actually read the email of another account.
My main Email setup account within windows phone setup had disappeared and when trying to re added it was saying that it was already setup.
Therefore I could only but hard rest my phone. I have hard reset it four times now and every time I setup the account with my main Email account everything is fine but when I add another email account it all goes wrong with similar variations of the above issue and now I even have an error message saying the account the I added
Now I am getting has the settings out of date. I tap FIX button there is some activity but nothing happens.
How can I fix this!!!

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[font=verdana,geneva]Starting today, the Live Team will begin rolling out a massive 36-language upgrade from MSN Hotmail to Windows Live Hotmail. This is the biggest Hotmail update ever seen: the new version of Hotmail improves safety, productivity and flexibility across clients on the web, desktop and mobile phones.[/font]

[font=verdana,geneva]Today's rollout begins at [/font][font=verdana,geneva][/font][font=verdana,geneva], where new user accounts will be created as Windows Live Hotmail accounts; existing MSN Hotmail users will be able to upgrade their accounts to Windows Live Hotmail by clicking the green Join Windows Live Hotmail button in their accounts after logging in. The rollout is expected to occur gradually and continue throughout the next couple days.[/font]

[font=verdana,geneva]Windows Live also announced a brand-new, free email client called Windows Live Mail, the successor to Outlook Express and Windows Mail on Windows Vista. Also coming is a new Outlook Connector which will allow you to sync your Windows Live Hotmail account to an Outlook 2003 or 2007 client.[/font]

[font=verdana,geneva]Read the Hotmail Team's blog post on the launch, including a video of Hotmail's evolution from 1996 to 2007. [/font][font=verdana,geneva]Also, Kip Kniskern from LiveSide chatted with Windows Live Product Management Director Paul Major to find out a little bit more on the launch announcement.[/font] Read more

Answer:MSN Hotmail becomes Windows Live Hotmail

I have just clicked to change over - from what I can see of it so far, it looks a lot less cluttered than the old Hotmail, and all your bits and pieces (old messages/new ones, etc.) are instantly transferred It's nice not to have flashy ads going on as you read mail ... darned things always make me feel dizzy. Thank you for posting those interesting links Mucks

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My wife wants to change her hotmail name to reflect her new name (which would require an account change)

My question is, where is the setting that can foward your emails to another address inside hotmail? or is this possible? she doesnt want to give up her name because everything she's done for the past 7 years has been on that name.

Answer:Receiving hotmail from another hotmail account?

There is no automatic forwarding option in Hotmail that I am aware of.

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This past Monday on the Fourth of July, Hotmail celebrated its 15th anniversary. Make no mistake - Hotmail has come a long way in those 15 years, and to commemorate a number of important milestones over the last several months, we thought we'd show off a list of 15 insanely cool things you might not know about Hotmail.

Full read: Technet.

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I am using IE7.0. I wish to create a hotmail account. I am not from uk. So I go to In the sign up page, I wish to have my email as <something>, but I do not have this option to choose. The option that I have is either or

So what must I do so that I can select

Answer:How to create hotmail with the address as

Seems from reading this forum that you can only have a address if you are from the USA, as you need to have a zip code,it must have changed since I have a account for the last 8 years and Im in the UK , there used to be options at one time for or,seems they are not there anymore ...In any case I think they are both the same in the way they work,I did switch once years ago and they were identical .....

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I mainly use Outlook 2000, however, in order to get a number of Hotmail messages onto my computer's HD, i synchronised Outlook Express with Hotmail. I now have messages from a folder I have on Hotmail on my hard drive too.

A search revealed that this folder (and presumably all messages in it) is stored under C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\{00B31680-0793-11D3-A398-C0610D677E39}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.

I copied the .dbx file named hotmail - [folder name].dbx to my desktop. I went in to Outlook 2000 file>import blah blah blah, but it wont let me import .dbx files there anyway to get my messages from hotmail from this specific folder into outlook 2000? i no longer need the folder in hotmail and will just delete it as soon as i have a permanent copy on my hard drive in outlook 2000. im assuming that since the dbx file is on my hard disk with all the messages (which i can read offline in outlook express) that i wont need to set up outlook 2000 for hotmail synchronisation ?!?

Answer:Exporting Hotmail messages from Outlook Express to Outlook 2000

Somehow, I don't think you'll be able to do it:

Oh, but take a look at too, if you want to check their input.

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I'm a Hotmail Plus (is that the right term?) user so I'm paying for expanded service. It's been fine for nearly a year now, but recently, my connection has been shaky - sometimes connecting, sometimes not.

Now, I can't connect at all and I get the following errors:

Task 'Hotmail: Folder:Inbox Synchronizing headers.' reported error (0x800CCC0D) : 'The server could not be found.'

Task 'Hotmail: Folder:Inbox Synchronizing headers.' reported error (0x800CCC19) : 'A timeout occurred while communicating with the server.'

I did some trial and error work and realized that the problem is with the URL I'm using:

This address must be incorrect because when I put in "" instead, it allowed me to get through but only once. That means that the issue is not with my Outlook.

Is there another address and is anyone else having issues with the above address?

What else could be wrong?

Answer:Hotmail and Outlook 2003 (Small Bus. Edition) - NOT Outlook Express

This thread looks pretty old but nobody responded so....Hotmail to Outlook 2003 or above now has a "connector" that you need to download in order for Hotmail and Outlook to sync correctly. Here's the download location for Office Outlook Connector:
Good luck.

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Question: Outlook & Hotmail

Outlook Mail that I send to is rejected. Any ideas Thanks

Answer:Outlook & Hotmail

Not enough information. Are the rejected messages to yourself or other folks? What error messages are you getting? Which version of Outlook [part of Microsoft Office]? Or is "Outlook" referring to [successor to]? That's becoming quite a common issue thanks to Microsoft's propensity for confusing things by using the same name. Are you including attachments that may be too large for the recipient's ISP rules?

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My outlook mail is not working

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Is anyone familiar with Microsoft's new cloud email at

While I have a hotmail a/c I would like to have a second but don't want to risk the primary hotmail a/c being removed (it's too well known and I'd need time to advise of change of address).
However, if I could start a new a/c: [email protected] then I could gradually work on switching my contacts to the new address.

Does MS intent to retain hotmail or will it become obsolete as the new system takes over?

appreciate yr input

Answer:hotmail to

Hi nithig,
here's one way of doing it. WLM Tips.pdf
I know you never mentioned Windows Live Mail, but it gives better features.
If you want, you can use instead of Gmail although I don't recommend it.

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Question: Hotmail in Outlook

Hi,Can anybody tell me step by step or in a guide how to set up my hotmail email account for use with outlook on my laptop?Thanks.

Answer:Hotmail in Outlook

I'm sure it is only possible to setup Hotmail access with Outlook when your are using the PLUS version of Windows Live Hotmail which is £14.99 per year, see the below here

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I'm trying to connect a hotmail e-mail account to outlook and get the error message HTTP error 404 file or directory not found when I try to view the inbox of the hotmail account through outlook.

I'm doing something wrong, I just don't know what.

Please help me.

Answer:hotmail and outlook

you have this setup as a POP3?

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I got an e-mail today from Microsoft that said to upgrade my Hotmail account to It will be automatically changed soon. Does that mean that my e-mail address will be changed? Will it be forwarded? All of my logins with e-mail address will not work? I will have to send every one in my address book an e-mail with change of address? All of that sucks.

Clint ver

Just found part of it.

A seamless upgrade - no worries necessary

When you upgrade to, your email address, password, emails, and contacts will remain the same. If you like, you can get a new address by following the instructions here. If you have questions about the upgrade, please visit our FAQ page.

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Hi All

I have read that Outlook Express can be used to send/receive Hotmail messages but can this also be done with MS Outlook? If so, how do I set this up? Is it the same way as I would if I were using OE?

Thanks ...


Answer:Hotmail with MS Outlook

Yeah, it works with Outlook- I'm using it with Outlook 11 Beta 1. I haven't used it with OE for a while, so I'm not sure if it works exactly the same...

Here's what MS says about configuring it with Outlook 2002:

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Question: Hotmail to outlook

I have tried to set up my outlook account so I can access my Hotmail through it. No matter how i try it just will not work, any pearls of wisdom out there.

Answer:Hotmail to outlook

Hi. . .

You may want to try Microsoft Live Mail as an alternative as it is thought to be the most likely replacement for Outlook in the near future. ..

I have Hotmail, Live Mail, Google among others all wrapped up in it.

Unless you use Live Messenger, don't install it.

Regards. . .



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Question: Hotmail on Outlook

I have Hotmail linked to my MS Outlook on this machine. The computer will be traded in and I would like to reestablish the Outlook on the next computer I get.
? How can I save my address book?
? How can I clean out all the messages from, or eliminate Outlook from my old computer without loosing all the messages in the on-line Hotmail system?
? How do I reestablish Outlook on the new Windows PC?

This will happen next week. Please assist ASAP. Thanks.

Answer:Hotmail on Outlook

WARNING. IF YOU CHANGE YOU REGISTRY YOU CAN DAMAGE YOUR SYSTEM!The following articles involve modifing your registry. BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE YOU START.Read these MS KB acticles..Backup and recover OEBackup and recover OE

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I am sure this is an old topic on here, I am sorry. How do i get hotmail live mail to work with any outlook?

Thanks in advance

Answer:hotmail with outlook

you need the outlook connector.

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My roommates and I recently set up a lan (first time I've been on one) and i'm not sure how mail works with this system. I know I don't get mail in OUTLOOK through my ISP any more, but apparently you can get HOTMAIL or GMAIL through OUTLOOK. I've tried setting up accounts but I keep getting weird error messages when sending/receiving. Not sure if they are caused by the router firewall or because I'm not sure if my roommates computer qualifies as a server or what exactly. Any help would be nice.


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Just converted from hotmail to
Does anyone know where the settings are for a new mail notification is.
Running windows 7 home premium.
Many thanks in advance

Answer:New instead of hotmail

I presume you will have clicked on the cog/gear symbol,if not it's at top right next to your name,may be something there, just a thought.

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I have had a hotmail address for a very long time, does it make a difference if I use @Hotmail or @Outlook?

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I have added my hotmail to my outlook, and now when I try and use it. I get a popup that says that I don't have any folders to show for this account and would I like to download them. So I proceed but it always comes up with another pop saying this service is not available at the moment. I have been trying now for over a week - always the same message. The details bar has the following message...Account: Hotmail
Protocol: HTTPMail
Port: 0
Secure(SSL): 0
Code: 800cccf0

Any ideas???

Answer:Using Hotmail through my Outlook

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Question: hotmail - outlook

how do i set up outlook for my hotmail account ?


Answer:hotmail - outlook

If I recall, Outlook no longer supports Hotmail

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Question: Hotmail on Outlook

Im stuggling on getting my Hotmail emails on to my Outlook express.Does anyone know like the addresses etc

Answer:Hotmail on Outlook

click here

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I didn't know hwther to put this in Internet or not, but anyway, does anyone know of a way to view your hotmail account in MS Outlook 2003? I've looked around on and they don't have any of the specs you need for the server like say yahoo or netscape does. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx

Answer:Hotmail in Outlook 03

OK, I Hotmail finally responded to one of my emails and told me what to do.

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Question: Outlook Hotmail

I had the Hotmail and now have the Outlook, but I do not see any way I can add a new email address for a new contact. Is there any way I can add a new (email) contact?
I am not sending an email at this time, I just want to add the address so I don't forget it.

Answer:Outlook Hotmail

alicez said:

I had the Hotmail and now have the Outlook, but I do not see any way I can add a new email address for a new contact. Is there any way I can add a new (email) contact?
I am not sending an email at this time, I just want to add the address so I don't forget it.Click to expand...

Go to your page on the right side click on VIEW CONTACT then New and you can add the new contact.
Hope this helps. Coastal

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I have had a hotmail address for a very long time, does it make a difference if I use @Hotmail or @Outlook?

Answer:@hotmail or @outlook?

No. Microsoft has changed the name of the service to, but all old Microsoft email addresses (,, continue working as before.

All new accounts created will be, new user / new accounts can no longer select Hotmail or Live.

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Question: Outlook Hotmail

When I attempt to close my Outlook Hotmail email page, I get the message:
"To send and receive email from your other account in, add you other account as Send only then sign in to the other account and set up email forwarding."

And then, when I try to sign out, I don't get the small box in the upper right of screen (to sign out), I get an elongated (horizontal) box where I can just about see where it says "sign out."
What is happening? Has anyone else experienced the same thing? and how to correct?

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Question: Outlook Hotmail

When I try to access my email though Outlook I get a screen that says
A runtime error has occured. Do you wish to debug?
Line: 14
Error: Permission denied

I have no idea what any of this means. If I hit debug I get this.

<meta name='Robots' content='NOINDEX'>
<!-- Redirects for OutlookHotmailPane-->
<!-- Created Sun Dec 17 11:19:19 2000 -->
<span id="ControlBox" width="0%" height="0%" ><!--Begin View Control Section--><OBJECT ID="ViewCtl1" width="0%" height="0%" CLASSID="CLSID:0006F063-0000-0000-C000-000000000046"><PARAM NAME="EnableRowPersistance" VALUE="True"></object><!--End View Control Section--></span>

<script language='vbscript'>
Dim f
f = ViewCtl1.OutlookApplication.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder.FolderPath
Dim fsplit
fsplit = Split(f, "\", -1, 1)

Dim folder0, folder1
folder0 = fsplit(2)
folder1 = fsplit(3)

Dim codes0()
Dim codes1()
ReDim codes0(Len(folder0))
ReDim codes1(Len(folder1))
Dim i
i = 0
While i < Len(folder0)
codes0(i) = Asc(Mid(folder0, i + 1, 1))
i = i + 1

i = 0
While i < Len(folder1)
codes1(i) = Asc(Mid(folder1, i + 1, 1))
i = i + 1

Dim f0encoded, f1encoded
i = 0
While i < Len(folder0)
f0encoded = f0encoded + CStr(codes0(i))
If i ... Read more

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Question: Hotmail on Outlook

Is there any way to get free hotmail accounts on outlook again ?

Answer:Hotmail on Outlook

I didn't know you couldn't. I have a free hotmail account on Outlook Express. Does it apply to only new membership??

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Question: Hotmail w/Outlook

i know that pretty much anyone who replies to this thread will say that u cannot get hotmail with outlook anymore. i know. but there has to be an alternative. how do cell phones do it...

Answer:Hotmail w/Outlook

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I always had Hotmail and now I have Outlook.
#1- How can I tell what version of Outlook I have?
#2- And, how can I change a signature in Outlook? Every time I go to Options/Email Signature, and try to change the signature, I keep getting a message that "The signature is too big. Try again." I shorten the signature and still get the same message.
Very confusing.

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All my Hotmail emails are now nowhere to be found since outlook took over my account, how can I get my emails from hotmail to outlook?
Why do they do this? I've tried to get an answer from the forum but a lot of people have the same problems.

Answer:hotmail to outlook a/c changes

Transferred to Tech Helproom from Speakers Corner.

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I've been using Outlook on the old computer for years to access Hotmail and my regular earthlink account. Just got a new computer and I can't for the life of me get it going correctly.

I've got it set up under view with Folder List, Preview Pane and Auto Preview. When I click on hotmail, inbox, it sort of comes up in the upper right corner, then the address bar goes to some redirect and flips back to my regular email, THEN finally hotmail opens up. It works but it's the most irritating thing you can imagine! Any folder under Hotmail, goes thru this redirect process.

I've tried looking at the old settings/old computer vs this one, and can't see any difference. I have XP pro on this computer, Home on the old one, but it's the exact same software for MS Office Outlook.

Another thing, how the heck do I get the email to sort by date instead of one big list?

Thanks ALL!!!

Answer:Outlook '02, Hotmail, what is going on?

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I cannot seem to get Outlook XP to check the mail on my 2 hotmail accounts. I have previously used outlook express 6 and all was well. I would like to take advantage of outlook xp but cannot understand what is wrong. If i put the hotmail accounts in separately they work. But as soon as i try to have both accounts in the email accounts section the last one to be added always says it cannot access the server because of a time out.Any ideas ?

Answer:Outlook XP and Hotmail

How did you manage to get Outlook to check even one hotmail account? My understand, and even the Microsoft Tech Support staff say Outlook is not able to check hotmail accounts, only Outlook Express can do it.

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I have Outlook 2010 and wish to set up my hotmail. I tried to download Microsoft Outlookconnector for 64 bit, but keep getting the error message

"The 32bit version of Microsoft Outlook is installed. Download and install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector."

When I press OK - it says "Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 64bit setup wizard ended prematurely because of an error. Your system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, run setup wizard again. click the finish button to exit the setup wizard"

What have I done wrong? I got the download from this site

Answer:Trying to get hotmail on to Outlook

I noticed I have Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger 32-bit installed.

Once I get all the emails transferred from WLM I will uninstall, but not before. I definitely have 64 bit. Should I uninstall the above?

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Question: Hotmail To Outlook

Presario I386 desktop
32.5gb HD
192mb RAM
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

hi bc, and merry xmas,

small thorn in my side. my wife uses hotmail. so,
control pannel>IO>programs> and in the "Internet Programs" pane>E-mail, click on the arrow and highlite "hotmail">apply>ok.
open IE, rt click the tool bar and tick "lock tool bar".

now when shes using IE she can go to the tool bar and click on the mail icon and hotmail, not outlook, appears.

that should be the end of it, right?

but about once a month outlook starts up not hot mail. i gotta do it over again.

how can i stop this. it keeps reverting back to outlook (**!@#@@ING MS!!!).

oh yea, there's only one account on the pc. no other user accounts. no home network. and not even a hint of mallware from scans (save negligable cookies).

Spybot S&D 1.3
Ad-Aware SE Personel
Spyware Blaster
NIS 2005
Microsoft Anti Spyware
Spyware Guard
ty for any help,

Answer:Hotmail To Outlook

Sounds like to me you are doing everything right. HmmmmPerhaps trying the program "Default Mail" would help. It can be found HERE.Might be worth a try. Honestly, I don't know why this is happening to your machine.

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Hi All,I'm soon to be moving house and will probably have to give up my old ".freeserve" e-mail address for either a new BB providers domain or go with my back-up hotmail address.My question is: is there any way to link a Hotmail address into MS Outlook as I like using Outlook for my Calendar & Contacts so I don't really want to use the web based system?Many thanks for any help.Cheers,SF

Answer:MS Outlook & Hotmail

You do not say which version of Outlook you use. Does this help? click here

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Question: Outlook (Hotmail)

Everytime I click on the Outlook (Hotmail) icon in the Bookmarks Toolbar, the login page stalls/lags for a good few seconds before opening. I've tried deleting the bookmark and re-bookmarking the website without change.

Occasionally I receive a flag (pic attached), "Unresponsive Script". I always click on, "stop script". Doesn't seem to make a difference either.

Is there something I can do to correct the Outlook (Hotmail) site from being "unresponsive"?


Answer:Outlook (Hotmail)

If FF, read this
and try FF with no addons.

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I currently have a hotmail account set up. People have told me I should use outlook for email instead. How can I have my hotmail account work with Outlook?



Answer:hotmail and outlook

take a look at Adding webmail account to Outlook and decide for yourself whether it is worth the hassle.
BTW, I recommend loads of things, but if what you are currently doing works for you, why change?

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If I get Hotmail messages online, what is the advantage to routing them into WLM program, or Outlook?

Is there any difference between Outlook and WLM? They appear to me to be the same.

Answer:WLM--vs Outlook--vs Hotmail Web

Windows Live Mail can allow you to save your messages and contacts on your PC. It supports POP3, IMAP, and Hotmail access. Unlike Outlook Express for XP, or Windows Mail for Vista, WLM includes Hotmail access.

There are many email client programs in use on PCs. Windows 7 can support a couple provided by Microsoft: the paid software known as "Microsoft Outlook" and the free software known as "Windows Live Mail". Outlook requires an extra free tool in order to work with Hotmail: Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector overview - Outlook -

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I have a standard hotmail acct. and trying to get email thru Outlook.  Heard that I may have to upgrade my hotmail do this.  Currently showing: Inbox synchronizing headers-0x800cccf6.  Can I connect to Outlook without the upgrade and howso? Thanks!

Answer:Hotmail with Outlook

Anyone can cinnect through Outlook without upgrading hotmail account. When you type in your name in the begging you did select hotmail as server pop. Or do you have to upgrade your outlook express?

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Question: hotmail to outlook

Hello all

I'm trying to set up my outlook 2002 mail account to receive my hotmail account mail
I'v tried through the outlook mail options and it says i did every thing right but the the still goes to hotmail and not outlook

Any suggestions welcome


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I have a new pc running XP. I have set up Outlook for myself with my wanadoo e-mail address, I would like to set up my partners Outlook with using her hotmail account, I know it can be done but I am struggling, please help. Thank you.

Answer:outlook with hotmail

I believe that hotmail have changed rules regarding your problem. Try asking them how to do it. They helped me, but as I said the rules may have changed. Regards G

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Question: Outlook + Hotmail

Is it possible ? to have Hotmail forwarded .. picked up by Microsoft Outlook ?

In other words .. can i log on with outlook and hit retrieve mail and boom all my hotmail stuff appears ? or am SOL ?

Answer:Outlook + Hotmail

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Hmmm, I have always used outlook to access my hotmail account but just the other day it stopped working?

Some websites I've been on are claiming that its because you now need a subscription to hotmail to use it. Is this true? cos if it is thats really ****.


The error -

Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: '', Protocol: HTTPMail, Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 12019, Error Number: 0x80004005

Answer:Outlook and HOtmail

Thats what I have been hearing, I tired it myself and wasnt successful.

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Hi all, is it possible to set outlook to collect hotmail accounts?Thanks for all help given,Mike

Answer:can you get hotmail acs via outlook?

It is possible if you have upgraded to the paid for service from Hotmail.MS changed the set up a while ago.

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(i can't find the right category for this question) microsoft outlook mail has taken over hotmail it seems. it has made my hotmail stuff disappear! contacts and emails and whatever was in my folders and deleted and sent mail etc. anybody know how i can get them back? grrr, very annoying! i'd only recently started re-using my hotmail account and their security questions for 'recovering' your stuff were too hard as i had to give info /email addresses of who i had recently emailed. (don't know! can't remember as they were new contacts).:(

Answer:Outlook . com took my hotmail!

Hotmail has been discontinued, replaced by Outlook.comAll Hotmail users were sent an email about this some time ago, explaining what to do to get your Hotmail data transferred over to Outlook.comIf you didn't follow the instructions described in the email, all your Hotmail messages and contacts would be deleted.They cannot be recovered.You can restore your Contacts if you kept them backed up on your computer, if you didn't you will have to try and remember them.message edited by phil22

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Question: Hotmail in Outlook

I have installed "Outlook Connector" which allows me to receive my Hotmail in Office Outlook. Hotmail is not my main email address.
It has installed an Hotmail inbox, I can read but I cannot send mail.
Is there any way I can send Hotmail emails from Outlook?

Answer:Hotmail in Outlook

II have been using outlook with connector and hotmail as a secondary account for a few years and have not had any problems sending.
When you are composing an email do you have is a 'send using account' option?
When you try to send what message are you getting?

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Question: Hotmail/Outlook


I got a quick question for you all' I had a friend call to tell me about how Microsoft is getting him to do this 2-step verification code. And from what I gathered he doesn't have much of a choice but to do it. He asked around and what he found is that he was the only one in his group that this is happening to.

From what I see/know Microsoft is switching over/have switched over to Outlook, and I forget weather I had to do this. Is this a standard process that Outlook is doing for all it's users or is it some kind of malware or hacker trying to get a hold of his account?

I shall add I found this which sort of sounded what he was talking about, with having a "date" to do this verification code


Not sure if this helps:

Microsoft rolling out two-factor authentication across its product line

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Question: hotmail\outlook

Sorry not sure where to post this question.

My dad uses hotmail which is now

He's trying to find *all* contacts he made for his church not everyone in his list basically to send emails out. Does anyone know how to do this or where i can get real help please. Tankies in Advanced


Lower left corner you should see the Contacts tab.

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Question: Outlook / Hotmail

hi, I was useing hotmail on my laptop and getting my outlook mail (from my desktop) from my providers web site (comcast). I then switched to oulook and can't use my hot mail account. How can I make hotmail my default mail service again, or better yet can I use both? Thanks Rick

Answer:Outlook / Hotmail

I never understood why, but Outlook does not do Hotmail. Outlook express does. You can setup OE with hotmail then go to tools,intenet options, programs and set OE as the mail email program. It will then be the default.

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Is it possible to get hotmail on your outlook?how can i do it?thanks


Take your pick here

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