I like to tell my friends about things that I find helpful. I have an email address I set up for work that I use with Microsoft Outlook, plus, I have a Hotmail account that I use with my Windows Live service. I was continuously having to go back and forth to the two separate accounts to check my mail.
Then, some months back, I came across Microsoft Office Outlook Connector. I was able to quickly and easily set it up so that I could receive my Hotmail in my Microsoft Outlook program!
Don’t take my word for it, This is what it says on the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector download page:
Manage all your email accounts with ease
Outlook Connector provides a free solution for managing your Windows Live Hotmail e-mail and contacts from within Outlook. With the new release of the Outlook Connector, you can connect your Windows Live Hotmail account in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003 free of charge.
You can also connect your Windows Live Calendar and Contacts with your Outlook Calendar and Contacts. What a convenience! I especially like that all my Contacts can be accessed in one place.
(One more thing, if you are concerned about the spam filters of Hotmail and Outlook, for instance if you trust one spam filter more than the other, rest assured that none of that will change. The Hotmail inbox, after the spam filter process, will show in Outlook in a separate inbox from the Outlook inbox. Nothing changes, except you get to receive and send email with both accounts in Outlook.)
Click Here to download Outlook Connector. That page also has simple instructions to get your accounts together in no time!