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Syncronizing Windows Live Mail with Windows Live Hotmail

  1. #1


    HotRolls Guest

    Syncronizing Windows Live Mail with Windows Live Hotmail

    One one computer, running XP and IE-8, I have a Windows Live Mail account.
    On another computer, running Windows 2000 and IE-6, I have a Windows Live
    Hotmail account. For some reason, when I try to syncronize my Live Mail
    account on the XP unit with the Hotmail server, I can't. I've eliminated
    almost all of the excess email records from the Live Hotmail account on the
    Win 2000 unit, with was a lot of them, but can't get the Windows Live account
    purged of these by using the syncronizing.
    Two questions:
    How do I sync these accounts?
    Which of these programs, Live Mail or Live Hotmail, is better for me to use
    on both computers?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: Syncronizing Windows Live Mail with Windows Live Hotmail

    You can have a Hotmail account in WLMail, but there is no such thing as a
    Windows Live Mail account.
    A Hotmail account can be setup as pop3 or http. Http will sync with the
    online Hotmail folders.
    In WLMail, Tools, Accounts, highlight the Hotmail account, Properties, what
    does it say under Server tab?
    --
    Ron Sommer
    MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

    "HotRolls" <wagonchuck@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:18D2D077-BF07-4B8E-BB45-69DA2EC1D946@newsgroup

    > One one computer, running XP and IE-8, I have a Windows Live Mail account.
    > On another computer, running Windows 2000 and IE-6, I have a Windows Live
    > Hotmail account. For some reason, when I try to syncronize my Live Mail
    > account on the XP unit with the Hotmail server, I can't. I've eliminated
    > almost all of the excess email records from the Live Hotmail account on
    > the
    > Win 2000 unit, with was a lot of them, but can't get the Windows Live
    > account
    > purged of these by using the syncronizing.
    > Two questions:
    > How do I sync these accounts?
    > Which of these programs, Live Mail or Live Hotmail, is better for me to
    > use
    > on both computers?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Syncronizing Windows Live Mail with Windows Live Hotmail

    Windows Live Mail is a desktop client
    Windows Live Hotmail is the web interface(web UI) and accessed in a browser(e.g. I.E.)

    These are your options: (read all for info and then see 'Notes' at end)

    1. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the Http protocol (DeltaSync) in
    a. Windows Live Mail (XP, Vista, Windows 7) or
    b. Outlook 2003/07/10 by using the Outlook Connector add-in (Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP, Windows 7)

    2. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the pop3 protocol in
    c. and capable pop3 email client(Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail,Outlook,Outook Express, and/or 3rd party email client)


    3. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the web in Internet Explorer

    Option (1) will provide the ability to see the same folders and messages(synchronized) on each pc.

    Option (2) will download a copy of the message from the Hotmail web UI' Inbox to the local email client. Option 2 will also cause
    the copy of the message in the web UI Inbox to be moved to the web UI 'Deleted' folder where it will be retained for 5 days before
    automatic purge. No configuration option is available to modify the 5 day purge. To override this move and purge to the web UI
    Deleted folder, one must configure the local email client to Leave Messages on the server.

    Option 3 provides access to the messages present on the server at the point in time of of access. Management of messages(move,
    deletion) in the web UI will impact what (1) or (2) does. Likewise management of messages using (1) or (2) with a local email
    client will impact what is available on the web server.


    Notes: In order to see the same folders in messages on two machines in a desktop client *and* synchronize across both machines one
    would need to use option 1 on both machines provided the o/s system requirements are met. Unfortunately, Option 1 does not support
    Windows 2000.

    Thus you only option to approach synchronization(same folders and messages) across 2 machines..
    Use Option 1 on the XP unit, and continue to use Option 3 on the Win2K unit.

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "HotRolls" <wagonchuck@newsgroup> wrote in message news:18D2D077-BF07-4B8E-BB45-69DA2EC1D946@newsgroup

    > One one computer, running XP and IE-8, I have a Windows Live Mail account.
    > On another computer, running Windows 2000 and IE-6, I have a Windows Live
    > Hotmail account. For some reason, when I try to syncronize my Live Mail
    > account on the XP unit with the Hotmail server, I can't. I've eliminated
    > almost all of the excess email records from the Live Hotmail account on the
    > Win 2000 unit, with was a lot of them, but can't get the Windows Live account
    > purged of these by using the syncronizing.
    > Two questions:
    > How do I sync these accounts?
    > Which of these programs, Live Mail or Live Hotmail, is better for me to use
    > on both computers?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Ray Guest

    Re: Syncronizing Windows Live Mail with Windows Live Hotmail

    I did this sync sometime ago, and it works perfectly. (Except that my
    calendar reminders, for some strange reason, stopped coming to me a week or
    so ago. I'm working on that.)

    "...winston" <winstonmvp@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:eOYzX0vuKHA.4464@newsgroup

    > Windows Live Mail is a desktop client
    > Windows Live Hotmail is the web interface(web UI) and accessed in a
    > browser(e.g. I.E.)
    >
    > These are your options: (read all for info and then see 'Notes' at end)
    >
    > 1. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the Http protocol (DeltaSync) in
    > a. Windows Live Mail (XP, Vista, Windows 7) or
    > b. Outlook 2003/07/10 by using the Outlook Connector add-in (Windows
    > Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP, Windows 7)
    >
    > 2. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the pop3 protocol in
    > c. and capable pop3 email client(Windows Live Mail, Windows
    > Mail,Outlook,Outook Express, and/or 3rd party email client)
    >
    >
    > 3. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the web in Internet Explorer
    >
    > Option (1) will provide the ability to see the same folders and
    > messages(synchronized) on each pc.
    >
    > Option (2) will download a copy of the message from the Hotmail web UI'
    > Inbox to the local email client. Option 2 will also cause the copy of the
    > message in the web UI Inbox to be moved to the web UI 'Deleted' folder
    > where it will be retained for 5 days before automatic purge. No
    > configuration option is available to modify the 5 day purge. To override
    > this move and purge to the web UI Deleted folder, one must configure the
    > local email client to Leave Messages on the server.
    >
    > Option 3 provides access to the messages present on the server at the
    > point in time of of access. Management of messages(move, deletion) in the
    > web UI will impact what (1) or (2) does. Likewise management of messages
    > using (1) or (2) with a local email client will impact what is available
    > on the web server.
    >
    >
    > Notes: In order to see the same folders in messages on two machines in a
    > desktop client *and* synchronize across both machines one would need to
    > use option 1 on both machines provided the o/s system requirements are
    > met. Unfortunately, Option 1 does not support Windows 2000.
    >
    > Thus you only option to approach synchronization(same folders and
    > messages) across 2 machines..
    > Use Option 1 on the XP unit, and continue to use Option 3 on the Win2K
    > unit.
    >
    > --
    > ...winston
    > ms-mvp mail
    >
    > "HotRolls" <wagonchuck@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:18D2D077-BF07-4B8E-BB45-69DA2EC1D946@newsgroup

    >> One one computer, running XP and IE-8, I have a Windows Live Mail
    >> account.
    >> On another computer, running Windows 2000 and IE-6, I have a Windows Live
    >> Hotmail account. For some reason, when I try to syncronize my Live Mail
    >> account on the XP unit with the Hotmail server, I can't. I've eliminated
    >> almost all of the excess email records from the Live Hotmail account on
    >> the
    >> Win 2000 unit, with was a lot of them, but can't get the Windows Live
    >> account
    >> purged of these by using the syncronizing.
    >> Two questions:
    >> How do I sync these accounts?
    >> Which of these programs, Live Mail or Live Hotmail, is better for me to
    >> use
    >> on both computers?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Syncronizing Windows Live Mail with Windows Live Hotmail

    Ray,
    I don't have a solution for Calendar reminders.
    I've seen just about every possible occurrence since using WLM
    1. On time, all the time
    2. Days late
    3. Duplicate reminders of events or birthdays
    4. Never notified

    For the most part its number (1) with (3) being a close second.

    All I can suggest is to toggle off at calendar.live.com or alerts.live.com and setup again.

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Ray" <rayj.balt@newsgroup> wrote in message news:vVAjn.54971$0N3.40630@newsgroup

    > I did this sync sometime ago, and it works perfectly. (Except that my
    > calendar reminders, for some strange reason, stopped coming to me a week or
    > so ago. I'm working on that.)
    >
    > "...winston" <winstonmvp@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:eOYzX0vuKHA.4464@newsgroup

    >> Windows Live Mail is a desktop client
    >> Windows Live Hotmail is the web interface(web UI) and accessed in a
    >> browser(e.g. I.E.)
    >>
    >> These are your options: (read all for info and then see 'Notes' at end)
    >>
    >> 1. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the Http protocol (DeltaSync) in
    >> a. Windows Live Mail (XP, Vista, Windows 7) or
    >> b. Outlook 2003/07/10 by using the Outlook Connector add-in (Windows
    >> Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP, Windows 7)
    >>
    >> 2. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the pop3 protocol in
    >> c. and capable pop3 email client(Windows Live Mail, Windows
    >> Mail,Outlook,Outook Express, and/or 3rd party email client)
    >>
    >>
    >> 3. Hotmail accounts can be accessed via the web in Internet Explorer
    >>
    >> Option (1) will provide the ability to see the same folders and
    >> messages(synchronized) on each pc.
    >>
    >> Option (2) will download a copy of the message from the Hotmail web UI'
    >> Inbox to the local email client. Option 2 will also cause the copy of the
    >> message in the web UI Inbox to be moved to the web UI 'Deleted' folder
    >> where it will be retained for 5 days before automatic purge. No
    >> configuration option is available to modify the 5 day purge. To override
    >> this move and purge to the web UI Deleted folder, one must configure the
    >> local email client to Leave Messages on the server.
    >>
    >> Option 3 provides access to the messages present on the server at the
    >> point in time of of access. Management of messages(move, deletion) in the
    >> web UI will impact what (1) or (2) does. Likewise management of messages
    >> using (1) or (2) with a local email client will impact what is available
    >> on the web server.
    >>
    >>
    >> Notes: In order to see the same folders in messages on two machines in a
    >> desktop client *and* synchronize across both machines one would need to
    >> use option 1 on both machines provided the o/s system requirements are
    >> met. Unfortunately, Option 1 does not support Windows 2000.
    >>
    >> Thus you only option to approach synchronization(same folders and
    >> messages) across 2 machines..
    >> Use Option 1 on the XP unit, and continue to use Option 3 on the Win2K
    >> unit.
    >>
    >> --
    >> ...winston
    >> ms-mvp mail
    >>
    >> "HotRolls" <wagonchuck@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:18D2D077-BF07-4B8E-BB45-69DA2EC1D946@newsgroup

    >>> One one computer, running XP and IE-8, I have a Windows Live Mail
    >>> account.
    >>> On another computer, running Windows 2000 and IE-6, I have a Windows Live
    >>> Hotmail account. For some reason, when I try to syncronize my Live Mail
    >>> account on the XP unit with the Hotmail server, I can't. I've eliminated
    >>> almost all of the excess email records from the Live Hotmail account on
    >>> the
    >>> Win 2000 unit, with was a lot of them, but can't get the Windows Live
    >>> account
    >>> purged of these by using the syncronizing.
    >>> Two questions:
    >>> How do I sync these accounts?
    >>> Which of these programs, Live Mail or Live Hotmail, is better for me to
    >>> use
    >>> on both computers?
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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