Microsoft Outlook 2010 is one of the applications included in the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite. It works with a wide variety of email accounts, including POP3, IMAP, and Exchange accounts. The only problem with POP3 and IMAP accounts is that they only sync email, but not your calendar and a contact like Exchange does.
However, Hotmail lets you sync your email, contacts, and calendar with Outlook with the Hotmail Connector. This lets you keep all of your data accessible from everywhere.
Let’s look at how you can Microsoft outlook setup with Hotmail account. Find easy steps below –
Step 1: First close Microsoft Outlook then install ‘Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector’, Outlook will prompt you to download the Hotmail Connector. It plugs Windows Live Hotmail accounts so well into Outlook 2010. It behaves much like local mail and you can use them offline too.
Step 2: Now you are ready to add your Hotmail account to Outlook 2010, run Outlook 2010 and click ‘Next‘ to processed setup. Then again select ‘Yes‘ and click ‘Next‘ again.
Step 3: Click ‘Add Account‘ from ‘File -> Info‘, enter your Hotmail account information in dialogue box and click ‘Next‘.
Now Microsoft Outlook will automatically search and setup your account settings with the Hotmail connector that you already installed. After finish everything, you’ll see the congratulation greeting message from Outlook.
Step 4: Click ‘Finish‘ to complete the setup. Now you can check your hotmail account in Microsoft Outlook. Also find here how to setup AOL email in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
You will notice a small notification at the bottom of the window notifying you that you’re connected to Windows Live Hotmail. Now your Hotmail email will synchronize with Outlook 2010 and your Outlook calendar and contacts will be synced with your live calendar and contacts.