How to Sync Outlook & Hotmail

Written by cameron easey
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Outlook can be synced with Hotmail if you download and install the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector. This will enable a Hotmail account for use within the Outlook program. Syncing your e-mail allows you to view your Hotmail inbox, various contacts and your calendar, without the use of a Web browser. However, you will first need to have an active Hotmail account that you can use.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

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  1. 1

    Click on the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector link. (See Resources.) This take you to the Microsoft Download Center.

  2. 2

    Click the "Download" button and then save the file to your desktop. Double-click the file to install the program.

  3. 3

    Double-click the Microsoft Outlook icon to open the program. A dialogue box will appear on the screen.

  4. 4

    Enter your Hotmail e-mail address and your password. You may also enter a name to appear in the inbox for the receiver.

  5. 5

    Click the "OK" button to continue. You will see your Hotmail account listed in the Navigation Pane on the left side of the window.

  6. 6

    Click the "Send/Receive" button to sync your Hotmail account with Outlook.

Tips and warnings

  • Hotmail is now referred to as Windows Live Hotmail.

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