What Michael means, is that you need to sign into Windows Live using the Hotmail address or Windows Live ID for which you want to see and synchronise the contacts. Signing into Windows Live is unrelated to receiving your e-mail in Windows Live Mail.
At the top right of Windows Live Mail is a button called 'Sign in'. Press that and use the Hotmail address/Windows Live ID you desire. You can also sign in through Tools->Options...->Connection [tab]->Connecting to Windows Live Services [section]->'Sign in' [button].
If you want to see the contacts from a different Hotmail account/ Windows Live ID, you can click on that button again and select 'Sign in with a different ID...' You can also do this through Tools->Options...->Connection [tab]->Connecting to Windows Live Services [section]->'Sign in with another ID' [button].
If you want to sign out completely, you need to use the option at Tools->Options...->Connection [tab]->Connecting to Windows Live Services [section]->Stop signing in [button].
When you are not signed into Windows Live through Windows Live Mail, the contacts you see are off-line contacts unrelated to any Hotmail account/ Windows Live ID.
(Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 14.0.8050.1202)
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"vsoler" <vicente.soler@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:912c58fa-f976-49f7-b3c8-11b26bb94020@xxxxxx
> On 20 dic, 23:44, "Michael Santovec" <michael_santo...@xxxxxx>
>> When you start WLM, you need to Sign-in to your Hotmail account in order
>> to synchronize your contacts. This is in addition to downloading your
>> Hotmail account messages.
>> Look in Tools, Options, Connections for the Sign-in button.
>> Mike -http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
>> "vsoler" <vicente.so...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > My list of contacts in Windows Live Mail is significantly shorter than
>> > the same list in Hotmail. It seems as though it does not update with
>> > all the existing contacts in hotmail.
>> > Is there anything I can do about it? Can I somehow sinchronize them?
>> > Thank you for your answer
> Thank you Michael, but I have not been able to put your piece of
> advice into practice.
> It was long ago that I established the connection with my hotmail
> account. Does it mean that I need to break that connection and start
> all over again?
> Moreover, in my WLM I have accounts of my wife and others of myself, 4
> in total, 2 coming from hotmail, 2 coming from gmail. I suppose this
> makes things a little bit more complex.
> Could you further develop what I should do?
> Thank you in advance