Monday, June 18, 2007

Outlook connector Beta for Free Hotmail Users

Finally a day come where people like me who simply loves to use Hotmail account for emails and also want to access Hotmail from MS Office outlook 2003 or 2007. This was not possible for Free Hotmail users, only paid subscribers can access hotmail mails from Outlook as a subscription service $19.95 a year. But now there is a Good News for us. Microsoft offering this service Free of cost.
Microsoft Just releases Outlook connecter (beta) for his Windows Live Hotmail Users.
You can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages and contacts for free!
Outlook Connector Beta enables you to use your Live Hotmail accounts within Outlook:
Read and send your Office Live Mail/Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages.
Manage your Live Mail Contacts.
Use advanced options for blocking junk e-mail messages.
Manage multiple e-mail accounts in one place.
It also allow you to synchronizes your outlook to your server that is any changes made to mails, contacts in Outlook will automatically synchronize with the web version in their Windows Live Hotmail account.

I tried this and its really working well, and fast too... This service uses standard Microsoft exchange MAPI and not POP/SMTP and also not crashes my Outlook as like Http based service crashes my outlook.

To use this is very simple,
Download outlook connecter Free of cost

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7aad7e6a-931e-438a-950c-5e9ea66322d4&displaylang=en
Install it (Microsoft office genuine users only).
Restart Outlook (if it’s running), else start outlook.
You can see New Menu added as Outlook connecter
Just click on Add New account in Outlook Connector menu.
Add you Hotmail Id, Password and your Name in the box and say OK ... that set
Wait for some time so that outlook can configure your account and generate folder structure for you
If you want to download full mail do that settings, by default it only downloads Headers.

Enjoy your Hotmail Mails in outlook. Now I’m waiting for calendar feature which is still Paid service. Hope so Microsoft will make that available Free by final version of this connecter

1 comment:

Abin Abraham Alichan said...

This is great. No need for manual twisting. All done auto. Thanks.