How to Sync Live Mail With a Mobile Device Center

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How to Sync Live Mail With a Mobile Device Center
Sync Windows Live e-mail with Mobile Device Center (e-mail simbol image by vladislav susoy from Fotolia.com)

Mobile Device Center is Microsoft's premier software for initiating and maintaining synchronised files and data on your desktop PC and Windows Mobile cell phone. Intended for the active business professional, Windows Mobile devices can be used extensively outside of the ordinary office environment, then synchronised with a desktop computer to ensure no information is lost and that work proceeds without delay. Windows Live is one of the most popular free web-based e-mail providers, holding beneath its corporate umbrella such household names as Hotmail, MSN and Office Live. Any of these e-mail accounts can be added to your Windows Mobile device and synchronised with Outlook 2007 on your desktop PC.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Windows Live e-mail account
  • Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile Device Center
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • USB data cable

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Instructions

    Add Windows Live Email to Your Device

  1. 1

    Open your Messaging program. Press or tap the "Start" button on your Windows Mobile device home screen to open the main program group. Scroll to and select the "Messaging" icon, then choose "Setup E-Mail" from the list of available options.

  2. 2

    Enter your Windows Live e-mail account information. In the boxes provided, type your e-mail address, password and name, then press or tap the "Next" button.

  3. 3

    Enter your server information. On the following screen, enter your incoming mail server as "pop3.live.com" and choose "POP3" from the list of available account types. Confirm your e-mail address and password on the next screen, then enter your outgoing mail server as "smtp.live.com" and place a check mark in the box beside "Outgoing server requires authentication."

  4. 4

    Customise download settings. Choose the frequency with which you want your Windows Mobile device to download new e-mail messages by clicking or tapping the drop-down box beneath "Automatic Send/Receive Schedule," then choose the amount of data to download from the drop-down box beneath "Message download limit."

  5. 5

    Finalise your settings. Review the details of your e-mail account settings and tap or click the soft key labelled "Finish" to initiate an immediate test connection to your e-mail server.

    Synchronise with Mobile Device Center

  1. 1

    Connect your device to your PC. Connect your Windows Mobile phone to your desktop computer by plugging one end of the USB data cable into your phone and the other end into one of your PC's USB ports. Your computer will automatically detect the presence of your cell phone and prepare itself for proper communication with the device.

  2. 2

    Start Microsoft Outlook. Double-click the Microsoft Outlook icon on your PC's desktop, or click the "Start" button, scroll to "All Programs" and highlight the "Microsoft Office" folder, then choose "Microsoft Office Outlook 2007" from the list of installed Microsoft Office applications.

  3. 3

    Start Mobile Device Center. Double-click the Mobile Device Center desktop icon, or click the "Start" button, then scroll to "All Programs" and select "Mobile Device Center" from the list that appears. Mobile Device Center will also detect the presence of your phone and establish a proper connection between your device and Outlook.

  4. 4

    Initiate the synchronisation. Click the "Begin Sync" button at the bottom of the Mobile Device Center program window. This will begin the sync process and copy all e-mail messages from your phone to your desktop computer.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not turn off or disconnect your Windows Mobile phone during the synchronisation process. This may result in an incomplete sync or accidental deletion of important e-mail information.

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