Setting up Outlook.com Email in Outlook 2010

Gee thanks, Microsoft. Give us some useful product names, why don’t you! The post title of ‘Setting up Outlook.com Email in Outlook 2010′ looks like tautology, but at least it’s better than ‘Setting up Outlook.com (Microsofts online rival to GMail) to work with Outlook 2010 (Microsoft’s desktop mail client)’.

Prerequisites:

1. Outlook 2010

2. An outlook.com email address and password

This post doesn’t cover the action of setting up the outlook.com email address – we’ll write that one when we get around to it. As you may know, Google Apps withdrew their previous offering of 10 free email addresses for a domain, so we now placce new clients on Outlook.com (giving us up to 500 free email addresses).

Note that menu options are show as a chain; so Tools->Options->Advanced would mean find the menu option Tools, then the menu or tab option Options, then the menu or tab option Advanced.

1. Install the correct version of the Outlook Hotmail Connector, depending on the version of your Outlook 2010. 32bit, 64bit

2. In Outlook 2010, click File->Info->Add Account

3. Select ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types

4. Select Other->Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector

5. Enter your name, email address and Password, then click OK

6. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Finish

 

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