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How to configure Outlook to connect to an outlook.com email account

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Summary
On July 31, 2012, the outlook.com domain was added to Microsoft Hotmail. This article explains how to configure an outlook.com email account in Microsoft Outlook.
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You can manage your Outlook.com email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. First, install the Outlook Hotmail Connector. Then, manually configure the Outlook Hotmail Connector to connect to your outlook.com email account.

Outlook 2010

To configure an outlook.com email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, follow these steps:
  1. Install the Outlook Hotmail Connector, (if you have not already installed it), you can install it from the following Microsoft websites:
  2. Manually configure your @outlook.com account by following these steps:
    1. In Outlook, click Info on the File menu, and then click Add Account.
    2. Click Manually configure server settings or additional server types, and then click Next.
    3. Click Other, click Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector, and then click Next.
    4. Enter your name, email address, and password, and then click OK.
    5. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Finish.

      Note: @hotmail.com and @live.com are automatically configured when you use the Outlook Hotmail Connector.

Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003


To configure an outlook.com email account in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003, follow these steps:
  1. Install the Outlook Hotmail Connector, (if you have not already installed it), from the following Microsoft website:
  2. Manually configure your @outlook.com account by following these steps:
    1. In Outlook, click the Outlook Connector menu, and then click Add a New Account.
    2. Enter your name, email address, and password, and then click OK.

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Article ID: 2735989 - Last Review: 11/05/2014 03:18:00 - Revision: 7.0

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2010

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