Outlook Connector on free Hotmail account


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guitardude

I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin. On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
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guitardude

well my email address is at hotmail.com but its really the live hotmail. I
did the upgrade thing long ago. I followed those instructions the first time
that I set it up and it still never connects. I am wondering if it might be
a firewall issue. thanks for your suggestion mary.

guitardude

Mary said:
You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

guitardude said:
I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support
and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the connector.
To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin.
On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy
and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am missing
on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
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Diane Poremsky {MVP}

yes, it is a firewall or something not related to the account - it will work
with free accounts.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




guitardude said:
well my email address is at hotmail.com but its really the live hotmail. I
did the upgrade thing long ago. I followed those instructions the first
time that I set it up and it still never connects. I am wondering if it
might be a firewall issue. thanks for your suggestion mary.

guitardude

Mary said:
You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

guitardude said:
I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to
use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the
outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the
same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support
and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the
connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin.
On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get
is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy
and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am
missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using
the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
G

guitardude

anyone know what ports I need to open?

guitardude

Diane Poremsky {MVP} said:
yes, it is a firewall or something not related to the account - it will
work with free accounts.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




guitardude said:
well my email address is at hotmail.com but its really the live hotmail.
I did the upgrade thing long ago. I followed those instructions the first
time that I set it up and it still never connects. I am wondering if it
might be a firewall issue. thanks for your suggestion mary.

guitardude

Mary said:
You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

:

I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to
use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the
outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the
same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that
the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support
and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the
connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin.
On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get
is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy
and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am
missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using
the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
D

Diane Poremsky {MVP}

I'd do a very quick test with the FW off - it could be something else. Are
you using Outlook for other accts? If not, make sure it is enabled in the
firewall.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




guitardude said:
anyone know what ports I need to open?

guitardude

Diane Poremsky {MVP} said:
yes, it is a firewall or something not related to the account - it will
work with free accounts.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




guitardude said:
well my email address is at hotmail.com but its really the live hotmail.
I did the upgrade thing long ago. I followed those instructions the
first time that I set it up and it still never connects. I am wondering
if it might be a firewall issue. thanks for your suggestion mary.

guitardude

You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

:

I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to
use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the
outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the
same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that
the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms
support and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the
connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account
I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some
plugin. On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get
is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you
buy and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't
make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am
missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using
the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any
help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
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guitardude

sorry to put you all on hold for a week but I am away from my computer till
saturday. thanks for your suggestions and help.

guitardude

Diane Poremsky {MVP} said:
I'd do a very quick test with the FW off - it could be something else.
Are you using Outlook for other accts? If not, make sure it is enabled in
the firewall.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




guitardude said:
anyone know what ports I need to open?

guitardude

Diane Poremsky {MVP} said:
yes, it is a firewall or something not related to the account - it will
work with free accounts.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows
Version when requesting assistance **




well my email address is at hotmail.com but its really the live
hotmail. I did the upgrade thing long ago. I followed those
instructions the first time that I set it up and it still never
connects. I am wondering if it might be a firewall issue. thanks for
your suggestion mary.

guitardude

You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

:

I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to
use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the
outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click
the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the
same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that
the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms
support and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the
connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account
I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some
plugin. On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I
am doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't
get is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you
buy and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't
make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am
missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using
the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any
help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
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tempting2taanzaa

How odd! I am able to use Outlook 07 to check, send, and receive Hotmail
without the connector.

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Mary said:
You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

guitardude said:
I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support
and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the connector.
To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin.
On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy
and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am missing
on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
D

Diane Poremsky {MVP}

let us know how it works in oh, 9 days. Until then you can use HTTP to
access hotmail but on June 30 they are disabling HTTP access - only
DeltaSync will work and you need the connector for that.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




tempting2taanzaa said:
How odd! I am able to use Outlook 07 to check, send, and receive Hotmail
without the connector.

--
Check out the great stores listed here! Receive special offers! Visit
http://driven.mysite.com
Mary said:
You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

guitardude said:
I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to
use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the
outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the
same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support
and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the
connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin.
On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get
is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy
and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am
missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using
the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
G

guitardude

hey I don’t know if any of you are still watching this thread or not but I
am sorry it has taken me so long to get around to trying it with the
firewall disabled. turns out that the firewall has no effect on or off.
should I use the connector in a separate outlook data file maybe?

Diane Poremsky {MVP} said:
let us know how it works in oh, 9 days. Until then you can use HTTP to
access hotmail but on June 30 they are disabling HTTP access - only
DeltaSync will work and you need the connector for that.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




tempting2taanzaa said:
How odd! I am able to use Outlook 07 to check, send, and receive Hotmail
without the connector.

--
Check out the great stores listed here! Receive special offers! Visit
http://driven.mysite.com
Mary said:
You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

:

I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to
use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the
outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the
same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that
the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support
and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the
connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin.
On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get
is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy
and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am
missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using
the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
S

scb

Hey. I am having this same problem. I downloaded Outlook connector almost a
year ago to work with my Outlook 2003 to connect my free Live Hotmail
account. All worked great until about 6 mos ago, it quit connecting. I
deleted my mailbox and reset up the account and it worked for another 3 mos
and quit again. It pretends it is downloading but doesn't synch. No new mail.
I deleted and reconnected my account again, and it worked for 2 days and
quit. What the heck? Any fixes for this?
scb

guitardude said:
hey I don’t know if any of you are still watching this thread or not but I
am sorry it has taken me so long to get around to trying it with the
firewall disabled. turns out that the firewall has no effect on or off.
should I use the connector in a separate outlook data file maybe?

Diane Poremsky {MVP} said:
let us know how it works in oh, 9 days. Until then you can use HTTP to
access hotmail but on June 30 they are disabling HTTP access - only
DeltaSync will work and you need the connector for that.









** Please include your Outlook version, Account type, and Windows Version
when requesting assistance **




tempting2taanzaa said:
How odd! I am able to use Outlook 07 to check, send, and receive Hotmail
without the connector.

--
Check out the great stores listed here! Receive special offers! Visit
http://driven.mysite.com
You should upgrade to Windows Live Mail--Hotmail's replacement.
Instructions
for setting up the connector for use with Hotmail are here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102218231033.aspx?pid=CH100622151033

:

I use outloook 2007 on vista ultimate sp1. I would like to be able to
use
outlook to send and receive all of my hotmail emails. I tried the
outlook
connector but it never actually connects to my account. if I click the
connector toolbar it shows mail, calendar, and contacts all with the
same
status of "Connecting" although it never actually does. I know that
the
calendar function is only available to subscribers. I called ms support
and
the guy told me I would have to have a paid account to use the
connector. To
my understanding, the connector is supposed to allow free accounts to
download and send messages using outlook. And if I had a paid account I
would just use the POP3 support to get my messages and not some plugin.
On
the other hand, I would just use windows live mail (which is what I am
doing
as a workaround right now) but I really like having all of my
organizational
stuff in one program thus I think that outlook rocks. what I don't get
is
why outlook uses DAV instead of DeltaSync? Outlook is a program you buy
and
it is using an older protocol than a free program. it just doesn't make
sense to me. [now coming off of soap box] is there something I am
missing on
getting my hotmail into outlook? when ever I create an account (using
the
connector) it shows a new tree for my hotmail account but all of the
folders
are empty and the status as I mentioned earlier never changes. Any help
would be much appreciated.

guitardude
 
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Gordon

scb said:
Hey. I am having this same problem. I downloaded Outlook connector almost
a
year ago to work with my Outlook 2003 to connect my free Live Hotmail
account. All worked great until about 6 mos ago, it quit connecting. I
deleted my mailbox and reset up the account and it worked for another 3
mos
and quit again. It pretends it is downloading but doesn't synch. No new
mail.
I deleted and reconnected my account again, and it worked for 2 days and
quit. What the heck? Any fixes for this?
scb

There's been a new version - have you got the most up to date version?
Should be 12.0.4518.1068

HTH
 
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scb

Yes. I downloaded it again the other day and it is this version and still
doesn't work. Here is the error on the detailed report.

Time: 7/11/2008 5:45:43 AM
Error in Mail
There is an error synchronizing your mail account. Please verify your
account has been configured correctly by first accessing your mail on the web.
Error: 4350.

I have no idea what I'm supposed to verify. On the web, it all works fine.
scb
 
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Gordon

scb said:
Yes. I downloaded it again the other day and it is this version and still
doesn't work. Here is the error on the detailed report.

Time: 7/11/2008 5:45:43 AM
Error in Mail
There is an error synchronizing your mail account. Please verify your
account has been configured correctly by first accessing your mail on the
web.
Error: 4350.

I have no idea what I'm supposed to verify. On the web, it all works fine.
scb

have you converted your free Hotmail account to a Live Hotmail account?
 

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