Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector overview

Manage all your email accounts with ease

Outlook Hotmail Connector provides a free solution for managing your Microsoft Hotmail email messages, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010 free of charge.

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The 64-bit version is available for the 64-bit version of Outlook 2010 only.



Connect email from Hotmail into Outlook

With the Outlook Hotmail Connector, you can view your Hotmail email messages in Outlook alongside your other email accounts. By connecting and organizing your email messages in Outlook 2007, you can take advantage of rich capabilities in Outlook 2007 such as Instant Search and the ability to access your information even when you're offline.

With Outlook Hotmail Connector and Outlook 2010, you gain these additional benefits:

  • Your Safe Sender List/Blocked sender list/Safe Recipient lists are synchronized between Outlook and Hotmail.
  • Send/receive works like your other Outlook accounts.
  • Your Hotmail account status appears in the Outlook status bar.
  • Rules work with the Hotmail account in Outlook even if it’s not your primary account.

View your Windows Live Hotmail e-mail in Outlook


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Connect contacts from Hotmail into Outlook

With the Outlook Hotmail Connector, you can view your Hotmail contacts in Outlook. By organizing your contacts in Outlook, you can take advantage of the advanced contact management features that Outlook offers such as the new Business Card View, Instant Search, and the ability to sort contacts by different criteria such as location or color category. Additionally, any changes you make to contact information in Outlook will automatically be synchronized with the Web version in your Hotmail account.

View your Windows Live Hotmail contacts in Outlook


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Synchronize your Hotmail calendars into Outlook

With the Outlook Hotmail Connector, you can view your Hotmail calendars in Microsoft Office Outlook, including other people’s calendars that have been shared with you. By managing your calendars in Outlook, you can take advantage of the time-management features that Outlook offers such as viewing multiple calendars in Outlook at the same time. With Outlook 2007 or 2010 and the Outlook Hotmail Connector, you can also:

  • View tasks and flagged messages beneath your appointments on the days in which they are due.
  • Categorize your appointments with custom color categories.
  • Overlay multiple calendars.

Additionally, any changes you make to your Hotmail calendars in Outlook are automatically synchronized with the Web version in your Hotmail account.

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What's new in Hotmail

Hotmail is better than ever – and it's still free. Find out more.

  • Improved spam protection – blocks 98 percent of all spam.
  • Nearly unlimited storage – your account grows according to your needs.
  • Stay on top of your email – scheduled cleanup keeps your inbox tidy.
  • Faster than ever – instant actions help you manage email with a single click.

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System requirements

In order to use the Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector you must have:

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