Connect Hotmail™ Accounts in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
Hotmail is a free e-mail service provided to the users from Microsoft Corporation. Hotmail is now called as the Windows Live Hotmail. While configuring the e-mail accounts in the Outlook 2010, a Microsoft Office tool, the users need to enter the details of the e-mail service used by them. The steps for the setting up and configuration of the e-mail accounts in the Microsoft Outlook 2010 are same except in the case of Hotmail account. Hotmail account demands a different configuration pattern for the users of the e-mail service. When the user provides the email address of the e-mail account at the configuration wizard, the addresses ending with the hotmail.com or msn.com will prompt the download of Microsoft Outlook Connector for Hotmail account. Then the wizard will complete the configuration process.
- Requirements for connecting the accounts
- Steps for the configuration process
- Download the Connector
Requirements for connecting the accounts
Outlook Express 2010 software should be installed on the system. Microsoft Outlook Connector or the OLC is also required for the purpose of connecting Outlook to the Hotmail. Microsoft Outlook Connector version 14 is suitable for Outlook 2010 software since the previous version of the Connector is not supported on the new 2010 Outlook application. Manual configuration of the e-mail server is not needed in the case of Hotmail account.
Steps for the configuration process
Open Outlook 2010 software application Window and select the file tab from the top of the Window. In the file option under the account information, the user can view the add account option. Click on the button and enter name, email address and password on the area provided. Press 'Next' button. If the Connector software is there, then the account will be added to the application automatically without any configuration.
Microsoft Outlook Connector software is required to download while configuring Hotmail account in the Outlook application. The Outlook Connector or OLC 14 is better suitable with the Outlook 2010. The user is recommended to download the software before the setting up of the account to avoid the prompt to download during the set-up. Else the user forced to download the software in between the process and thus need to quit the set-up.
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