The original web-based email service, launched in 1996 and subsequently purchased and operated by Microsoft.

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In internet Explorer 9 and Hotmail, is there a way to open an HTML attachment directly?

I just ran the updates on a Windows PC, and Internet Explorer 9 was installed. Now the user has lost the option to open HTML attachments in Hotmail. Other attachments provide an option to open, but ...
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Email 'rules' for Outlook.com and Outlook 2013

I was under the assumption that when I make a rule in Outlook 2013, which is ActiveSync'd to my Outlook.com account, it makes that as a server rule (unless something in my rule makes it impossible to ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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How do I sync my contacts between my Exchange and Hotmail accounts?

I keep all my contacts in my work email account (MS Exchange with Outlook 2010) and also use Hotmail for emails (e.g. myname@live.com). I would like to be able to access all my Exchange contacts when ...
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Privacy with new windows accounts?

Windows 8 is insisting me to use Hotmail account to login into operating system. Having this, will it be possible to identify me with Internet Explorer from any site? UPDATE If I go to Hotmail site ...
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How to stop the obvious spam in messenger without removing contact?

A trusted friend of mine has been sending me spam for the last few weeks. This is obviously hacked or something. But I don't which account is it since his yahoo, facebook, linkedin and what not ...
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Why does my Hotmail account appear under 'On my computer' folder in Outlook 2011 for Mac?

Why does my Hotmail account appear under 'On my computer' folder in Outlook 2011 for Mac, whereas my Gmail account auto-configured itself with its own set of folders? Worse still, if you select 'Hide ...
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Keepassx does not work with Hotmail

I am using Keepassx on a Linux computer to manage my passwords. Most of the time when using auto-type to get my Hotmail password, Keepassx types in a password that is 7 digits to long.
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Prevent Windows from signing me into Windows Live automatically

I am currently using Windows Live mail as an email client. When I sign out and open the client again, it prompts for credentials. However, as soon as I restart my computer, it does not prompt me for ...
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What should be the rdns? Hostname or mail.domain.com

Hotmail sends my email to junk folder. I want to correct this situation. First I checked my reverse dns record. My rdns is mail.domain.com When I test with mxtoolbox it gives an error "Reverse DNS ...
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Adding domain alias for already running account @ domains.live.com

I'm really having some problems to get straight answer from Microsoft Community: ...
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No apps in Windows Store with a non-Microsoft email address

I've registered a Microsoft account with a Gmail address when I first booted my Windows 8 installation. In Windows Store I only get a few apps under each category, like 5 apps under "Photography". I ...
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Outlook crash when Outlook Connectors Hotmail reminders appear

I'm using the Outlook connector plugin to retrieve Hotmail emails to Outlook. Recently I started seeing the following issue. Outlook starts I see the connector signing in As soon as it's signed in, ...
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pop3 hotmail settings for Alpine email program?

I have searched the web for the correct settings to be able to access my hotmail with Alpine email client - it is a program you use from the terminal (i am using Linux). So far I have no success. I ...
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Sync Windows Mobile and Window Hotmail Calendar via USB

I want to sync my Windows Mobile Phone with the Windows Live Mail Calendar (Windows 7), since I don't have WLAN. I tried syncing the phone directly with Windows Hotmail, but ActiveSync seems to only ...
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cookies on Firefox 4

So, I upgraded to Firefox 4 and when I sign out of Hotmail, it says: Couldn't sign you out We couldn't sign you out because your browser is blocking cookies. To sign out, close all of your browser ...
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Delete downloaded message bodies from HDD In Windows Live Mail using Hotmail Account?

Can downloaded message bodies be deleted from the HDD in Windows Live Mail using a Hotmail/Live e-mail account? I know you can do it with a Gmail account in WLM by right clicking on the inbox, ...
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automatically move email from inbox to folder after certain time

I have over 50 rules which automatically move incoming email (in both gmail and hotmail) when they arrive into folders. But the problem I have found is now I have to go through each folder to see if ...
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All Windows Live Messenger chat being emailed to me

So for some reason I'm receiving emails from the person I'm chatting with containing the chat log of the last several lines of the conversation. This has happened with 2 different people only since I ...
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Auto-insert hyperlinks in Hotmail in Chrome

I am trying to get my mom to use Google Chrome. However she gets upset because in Hotmail with Google Chrome, links pasted into the email body show up as plain text, while Internet Explorer turns them ...
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Cannot link up Hotmail account in Thunderbird

For a while now, I have had my Hotmail account hooked up to my Thunderbird, along with a couple of others. Recently however, it has had issue connecting. None of the other accounts have any issue (I ...
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Can I close all Outlook.com sessions that I have opened on different computers?

It would seem that I forgot to logout of my Hotmail account (on Outlook.com aka Login.live.com) on a comptuer at school. Someone used this conenction to send unwanted e-mail. Even though I changed ...
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I'm getting emails not addressed to me

Now this is driving me nuts. My hotmail account is getting emails that are not addressed to me. I know about the BCC field, but this doesn't appear to be that. Someone with the email address ...
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No email received in Outlook web access unless forwarding is enabled to another account

I'm not receiving any email in Outlook (nothing in spam, trash etc), however, if I set up forwarding to a gmail address I can receive the mail. POP is disabled and shouldn't be deleting mail from the ...
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Outlook Mail not sending the entire email

I'm using Outlook service from the Chrome Web Browser. I'm having a Hotmail ID btw. I don't think that my account is sending Mails in full because when I checked in the "Sent" folder only the first ...
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Can I sync my Microsoft Account with my Mac?

I know it's possible to access my Microsoft Account data (contacts and calendar) using ActiveSync. However, OS X does not support ActiveSync, only Exchange. I was wondering if there is a way to sync ...
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Sync hotmail calendar with outlook (Without Outlook Connector!)

I have a slightly weird request, but will explain why I need this below. I want to sync my Hotmail Calendar and Contacts with an Outlook account, without using Outlook Connector and without syncing ...
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Have Outlook use a non-standard account when working in a given folder

I have a situation where I want to have Outlook manage a Hotmail account in addition to the usual one using the Outlook Connector. This is to subscribe to mailing lists, where it is important to use ...
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“:-( Something went wrong” message when trying to log in to hotmail/outlook on Chrome

I'm trying to log in to my Hotmail account using Google Chrome web browser and after I enter my email and password, the page shows this in the center for about 10 seconds: and then I get this ...
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What causes Windows Live Mail to fail with hotmail?

I've been having trouble getting Windows Live Mail to receive mails from my Hotmail accounts. I'm getting the following error when trying to send\receive: Unable to send or receive messages for ...
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Outlook Mail (Preview) broke auto-forwarding feature for my Hotmail.com account

I stopped using hotmail a while back and set up an option to auto-forward all my emails to gmail. As much as I would want to, unfortunately I can't abandon my hotmail.com account as it is used by too ...
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Outlook Online Delivery Failure to Custom Domains

When I try to send an email from Outlook Online, delivery fails. When I try to send the same email from Gmail Online, delivery succeeds. Here is the error message that I receive from Outlook. ...
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Synching Outlook.com with Hotmail.com

I have both a Hotmail.com account and an Outlook.com account. Is it possible to sync contacts (People) of the two? I see an import feature (from Gmail etc.) but not from Hotmail.
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Hotmail and IE9 not opening files when clicking download button

My sister-in-law called with problem opening attachments from hotmail. She recently had her computer updated and is now running IE9. She says that previously she could right-click on the arrow to ...