problems configuring a hotmail account in outlook 2007 on windows 7 pro
Thread poster: Mara Ballarini

Mara Ballarini  Identity Verified
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Oct 21, 2010

Hi everyone,

I have recently bought a new pc with windows 7 professional and installed microsoft office 2007 pro on it. I was trying to configure outlook but I'm having some problems setting my hotmail account in it. I have downloaded and installed outlook connector but it still won't work. Any ideas what it could be? Has anyone else experienced the same problem?

Cheers,

Mara


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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My Hotmail account Oct 21, 2010

If you are a very old Hotmail user, you can open in MS Outlook with or without Outlook Connector [based on Outlook version]. You cannot open if you are a new Hotmail user and never pay for a premium account.

FYI: I stop using my Hotmail account (opened in year 1997) now. It is quite risky for me (I lost many of my valuable data & files uploaded to store to Hotmail Skydrive and Blogs): hackers, unfriendly and unreliable and badly slow responses from Hotmail system administrators (although it is a free mail server).
Soonthon Lupkitaro


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QUOI  Identity Verified

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hotmail/live mail pop3 settings Oct 21, 2010

check if you have entered these details correctly. I don't think you need outlook connector for this.

Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com (port 995)
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.live.com (port 25)

Username: username@hotmail.com


Additional info here:

http://goo.gl/r5EW


This also explains how to add a hotmail account to Outlook 2007:
http://goo.gl/tRYa

[Edited at 2010-10-21 10:07 GMT]


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Mara Ballarini  Identity Verified
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a bit late Oct 28, 2010

but I wanted to thank you both very much for your suggestions!

Antipodean's suggestion worked to force setting my hotmail account in outlook, although I don't have the same functions I used to, eg. I can't use hotmail to send messages (but at least i get all incoming messages) and so far i've been able to only set it so that once the messages are downloaded in outlook, they disappear from the hotmail server (something I didn't want), or the same email keeps coming again and again until deleted definitely from everywhere :^) And before I used to be able to see all my hotmail folders, which i used as primary folders in outlook too, and when i moved an email from the inbox to one of those folders, i could see it both accessing the folder from outlook and hotmail directly, whereas now, i can only see it in outlook . the two things don't seem to be synchronised anymore. i've been looking into it but unsuccessfully so far


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petersmith2
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Setup Outlook Oct 5, 2013

This website http://www.setup-outlook.com may also be useful since it shows you how to setup any email with any version of outlook.
Hope it helps!


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