Hotmail Outlook connector Cannot open some emails

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Hotmail Outlook connector Cannot open so

I have been using Outlook/Hotmail for years. Since I installed the Outlook
Connector I have randomly had emails that Outlook cannot open. So far it
seems to be ones with attachments. It is random however, some with
attachments open, bigger and smaller than the ones that fail. They all open
in web based Hotmail, if I forward them to another account they open fine in
Outlook, if I forward them back to my Hotmail account they may or may not
open... Some are mailing lists that have always worked fine prior to using
the outlook connector.
 
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Hotmail said:
I have been using Outlook/Hotmail for years. Since I installed the Outlook
Connector I have randomly had emails that Outlook cannot open. So far it
seems to be ones with attachments. It is random however, some with
attachments open, bigger and smaller than the ones that fail. They all open
in web based Hotmail, if I forward them to another account they open fine in
Outlook, if I forward them back to my Hotmail account they may or may not
open... Some are mailing lists that have always worked fine prior to using
the outlook connector.

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The Outlook Connector adds HTTP/Deltasync support to Outlook. The
permits IMAP-like access to your Live Hotmail account. Do you really
need IMAP-like access (which lets you see folders other than the Inbox)?
I only trialed this add-on for a couple weeks but recall that I didn't
feel it was reliable. Outlook is not a great IMAP e-mail client. So
I'm not surprised that their IMAP-like behavior with Deltasync isn't any
better. From all the complaints that I see in the newsgroups related to
use of the Outlook Connector add-on, my opinion of it (and of Deltasync)
has not changed. Its implementation seems something of a kludge that
mostly works but not always.

POP access is more reliable. It is a simpler messaging protocol, has
been established for longer, and requires less resources to process mail
requests than for IMAP (and probably less than Deltasync). If all you
want is to retrieve e-mails from your Inbox then use POP to access
Hotmail.

If you want multiple but separate e-mail clients to access the same
Hotmail account, you can enable the "leave messages on server" option in
the POP account you define in Outlook. POP normally issues a RETR
(retrieve) followed by a DELE (delete) but you can have it omit the DELE
command. That way, the e-mails remain on the server for another e-mail
client to retrieve it from there (which should also have its "leave
messages on server" option enabled for POP access). However, this means
you will need to periodically clean out your mailbox to prevent
consuming all your disk quota for your e-mail account. There is an
option to delete messages from the server after N days of retrieving
them which helps to perform the cleanup for you. I set mine to 15 days
but you could leave them in your mailbox for longer depending on how
quickly your mailbox gets full and how big are your typical received
e-mails.
 

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