We have previously covered the Outlook Connector for accessing Hotmail inside Outlook. With the release of Outlook 2010, Microsoft has announced a new version of Outlook connector renamed to Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector for Outlook 2010 Beta. Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 Beta is compatible with Outlook 2003 and 2007, and will replace Outlook Connector 12.1 upon release and provides an improved authentication and synchronization experience.
Once installed, you need to restart Outlook 2010 and it will automatically prompt you to add your Hotmail account details.
With Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 and Outlook 2010, you gain these additional benefits:
- Junk filter settings- Your Safe Sender List/Blocked sender list/Safe Recipient lists are synchronized between Outlook and Hotmail.
- Integrated Send/Receive- Send/receive works like your other Outlook accounts.
- Integrated connection status- Your Hotmail account status appears in the Outlook status bar.
- Rule support for secondary accounts- Rules work with the Hotmail account in Outlook even if it’s not your primary account.