Email Settings for Outlook.com you can use with Outlook Desktop

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Arun Kumar is a Microsoft MVP alumnus, obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses. Follow him on Twitter @PowercutIN

12 Comments

  1. ShaunWarburton

    If you think that I am prepared to do all that messing about just so I can be a unpaid tester for Microsoft to test their crap then, you are sorely mistaken. This should of been sorted out months ago. It is down to them to get their products right, in the first place NOT mine.

  2. Arun Kumar

    True. They should have enhanced Outlook connector to save us from trouble. But they did not. FYI, the above was tested by me on my computer before I blogged about it.
    Also, it sounds odd that MS updated their social connector for Outlook 2013 but did not find time to update Outlook Connector for Outlook 2013. It simply won’t install on 2013?!

  3. My pleasure and I’m happy to be a part of the community. 🙂

  4. Jamar

    How to add Outlook.com emails to your Outlook Desktop Client.

    Requires Outlook Hotmail Connector:

    For those wanting to add outlook.com emails to your desktop outlook client follow these steps:

    1. Install Outlook Hotmail Connector: Use one of the methods below:

    A. Download Outlook connector from here: https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/microsoft-office-outlook-hotmail-connector-overview-HA010222518.aspx

    OR

    B. Try to add a Hotmail/Live/Msn account to outlook. The account does not have to be real; just make sure it is a valid email format. Outlook will prompt you to install Outlook Connector

    2. After installing close Outlook completely to enable the addon.

    3. Open Outlook:

    A. Outlook prompts and asks do you want to add a Hotmail account. Click Yes.
    In the dialogue box that pops up, enter your outlook.com email (outlook@outlook.com) and name and password then select OK. In a few seconds Outlook will add your account and begin syncing your email.

    OR

    B. Go to File, select “Add Account”.
    Then select “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” and select next.
    On the next section select “Other” from the list, then from the box titled “Connect to a server type shown below”, select “Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector”.
    Select Next.

    4. On the next section put in your Name (John Doe), Email (johndoe@outlook.com), Password (johndoe), leave remember password ticked. You may also enter a name for your account under the advanced menu example (John Doe Work) this is what the account will be called in Outlook. Leave the reply E-mail box empty.

    5. Click OK

    6. Enjoy your outlook.com email from your Outlook client.

  5. Thank you so much for posting your tip here.

  6. Rad

    Thank you for your blog. Unfortunately, I had done everything as you said, even before I found this site, but i still cannot send mail from an outlook.com alias. Interestingly enough, I think I was able to do it when I had Windows 7. Now, with a clean Windows 8 install, it does not work anymore. I thought I had the outlook connector, but i don’t. Any suggestions?
    thanks

  7. Arun Kumar

    Outlook 2010 lets you use alias account if it is POP3 for sending emails (though POP shouldn’t matter as the outgoing is SMTP). Just make sure your alias account is signing in using the main ID & password…
    I haven’t yet checked out 2013 as it needs a higher computer configuration plus I dont like it’s too plain look.
    Windows OS shouldn’t make any different per what I know.

  8. Rad

    I did it as POP3 and it does not work. No idea why. It was working before.

  9. Arun Kumar

    What is the error you are receiving? Also, try sending using the outlook.com website and see if it (the alias) is working.

  10. LandyP

    I use Outlook 2010 and have tried to set this up. POP3 works fine for receiving but the SMTP will not let me send email. Using all the recommended steps for Outlook.com server settings still has not worked to any working sent email. I am able to telnet into the SMTP server, STARTTLS, and then send EHLO mail from the SMTP server but cannot in Outlook 2010. Ideas???

  11. Dave Zimmerling

    thanks for all this and i can send no problem, but my problems is that when someone send to my alias address this does not sync with my desktop outlook 2010, but i can see the email on the outlook web version, please help.

  12. Have you created a separate account for alias in desktop outlook? It should be still visible under main account.

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