How to Configure Outlook® 2010 for Hotmail™
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the new e-mail application by Microsoft Office 2010. It helps you in getting your Internet applications done easily with it integrated features. You can add you contact to the applications and can run it over the Internet. You can try configuring Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Hotmail. This will allow you to send as well as receive Hotmail e-mails easily. Hotmail is known to provide fast e-mailing features to your system with the capability to add the e-mails accounts to Microsoft Outlook 2010 using HTTP. These HTTP Hotmail account access method may not give much long performance. Thus, you need to take some steps to configure the Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Hotmail.
Here are some information on configuring Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive Hotmail mails:
- Using Outlook Hotmail Connector
- Configure manually
- Issues and tips to resolve issues
Using Outlook Hotmail Connector
You can use the Outlook Hotmail Connector to configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive Hotmail mails. For this, you need to download the OutlookConnector.exe program from the website first. Then, follow on-screen instructions and accept the license agreement. Then, you need to click the Finish button and start installing the software. You need to then run Microsoft Outlook 2010. In the Account configuration, select yes to configure an email account. You need to then fill up required fields and can see the Microsoft Outlook 2010 communicating with Hotmail. After a few minutes, Microsoft Outlook 2010 will be completely configured for Hotmail.
You can try configuring the Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Hotmail manually. For this, you need to select 'Manually configure server settings or additional server types'. You need to then fill out necessary information like incoming and outgoing sever as well as the Logon information. You need to click the Finish button and get back to the main window. There, you need to click Send /Receive to check for new emails. You can thus get the Microsoft Outlook 2010 configured for Hotmail.
Issues and Tips to Resolve Issues
You may get a number of problems while configuring Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Hotmail. You may get some errors messages like “This e-mail account cannot be configured. Run Outlook and select this profile before attempting to make changes to it. It may report you that the Account name is wrong. You may also get some error messages like “cannot connect to server or “Encryption type is wrong. As these issues come, you need to ensure that the profile in Microsoft Outlook 2010 is set-up properly. You can do this with the help of Control Panel. In the Control Panel, select mail and click the E-mail accounts. Here, you need to create a new Hotmail account to get the issues fixed.
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