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With Outlook 2013, it's easier than ever to connect to your personal email accounts that support the rich capabilities of Exchange Active Sync – including your new @outlook.com email address. No longer do you need the Outlook Connector (OLC) add-in to do this.
Outlook 2013 uses newly-added support for the rich Exchange Active Sync (EAS) protocol that has become the gold standard used by smartphones and other mobile devices. EAS will sync mail, calendar, contacts and tasks from your Outlook.com account! We've heard many requests from users who want to sync their tasks from an Outlook.com account, and now you can.
It's very easy to set up. In just a few minutes you'll have the full power of the Outlook app for your personal Oulook.com email.
You're all set!
If you have a custom domain that is connected to Outlook.com, you can still connect it to Outlook using manual configuration.
If you use Outlook 2010 with OLC and you upgrade to Outlook 2013, your Hotmail accounts automatically get migrated to connect via EAS. There is no need to add accounts again. When you open your new Outlook 2013 you'll be able to access the personal email accounts you had set up.
If you think something is missing after you upgrade, check out this article for some tips.
We plan to continue improving support for Outlook.com in future releases, so please provide us with your feedback in the comments below.
--Teresa Thomas, Outlook Program Manager
This is such an improvement over the old OLC (which never really worked). Well done!
One suggestion and one question:
First rate support for changing the sender of an email. I can configure multiple "from" address for an outlook.com account (by creating an alias, or adding it as an account from which I can send stuff). It would be great if Outlook (the application) would pick that list up, so when I create a new email and click on "From" it would show me the same options that I get when I send stuff via outlook.com
And the question: does Outlook 2013 RTM support gmail via EAS?
ORLY. Does this in any way change the behavior of sending emails from custom-domain Microsoft accounts, where the header always ends up reading "Sent by email@example.com on behalf of firstname.lastname@example.org"?
This is the most unprofessional behavior for a mail service, and Gmail doesn't have such problem.
It doesn't seems to work with our 2003 exchange server
This is what I enter in my Ipad (that is worked):
Can you help?
Is it possible to sync the contacts in Outlook.com with Outlook 2013 client?
This is not related to outlook.com, but I just discovered an absurd bug in Outlook 2013 RTM (I downloaded the public trial that got available yesterday for this):
My organization uses Google Apps (large research uni), so my email@example.com is a gmail account (I hate it, but nothing I can do about). I just tried to add that Outlook: entered my name, email address and password. I get a message that the certificate for mycompany.com is somehow invalid and whether I want to proceed, I click yes, and then Outlook completely crashes. Really???
It is beyond me why your support for gmail is so lackluster. There are many of us that have no choice and need to use it. If you don't support it first rate in Outlook, I have no choice: I have to give up Outlook, because I cannot influence my companies choice over gmail vs something else.
Can you talk about how securely wiping this data from an administrative perspective works? If someone saves attachments or other content to other parts of their computer, and the IT Admin remotely wipes, is that other data left behind on their computer? Security around this is going to be a little bit of a concern for some.....
The new user interface and outlook.com integration have improved considerably. Great work! The capability of using aliases and secondary e-mail addresses of your outlook.com account for sending messages within Outlook 2013 is simply a must, though.
Thanks for the suggestion! We understand the need to be able to use your aliases from Outlook and will keep it in mind for future updates.
At this time Gmail has not implemented the version of EAS used by Outlook 2013. Outlook uses EAS 14.0 or newer versions. You can however use Outlook 2013’s newly improved IMAP support to connect with your Gmail account.
- Teresa Thomas, Outlook Program Manager
We do not support using EAS to connect to an Exchange server. Please use the standard Exchange connection type to connect Outlook 2013 to an Exchange server. It offers a much richer and better experience with Exchange. Details on how to set up an Exchange connection in Outlook 2013 are in the link - office.microsoft.com/.../set-up-email-in-outlook-2010-or-outlook-2013-HA102823161.aspx
Yes, it is. Once you configure your @Outlook.com account on Outlook 2013, your contacts will sync as well.
Thanks! We understand the need to be able to use your aliases from Outlook 2013 and will keep it in mind for future updates.
hi. my post will be off-topic, but i thought this would be a good way to contact the outlook.com engineers.
i want to change my microsoft account with my alias email address. i know that i can change my account email with a wholly new one, but unfortunately it is not possible to change the microsoft account with an already reserved address.
my feature request for outlook.com is this ability:)
Is there a way to set up a "catch-all" account with custom domains and outlook.com? I have a domain, abcwhatever.com, that is set up under domains.live.com. I would like to be able to configure outlook.com to receive any email sent to the domain. However, I don't see a way to do that.
Outlook 2013 is a TERRIBLE option for managing Outlook.com. My company has just *downgraded* Office 2013 to Office 2010 because of it!
Why? Two things: The first one is not related to Outllok.com: Horrible support for IMAP servers; the other one is: Super-horrible support for Outlook.com accounts.
Among other things - just look around the net, you'll find dozens (thousands?) of people complaining - Outlook 2013 does NOT support contact groups in Outlook.com accounts. Yes, I know, it does not make any sense, but it is true... :-(
Hi guys, I am just curious if the issues surrounding contact synchronization between Outlook.com and Outlook 2013 are likely to be resolved sometime soon? From one day to the next I am never sure how many contacts I will actually have within the Outlook 2013 client... I am somewhat thankful at least they seem to just disappear and reappear in the desktop client not at people.live.com (which I consider my master contact list) but its really frustrating to have to constantly be looking up email addresses on the web page because the sync fails so hard (using Outlook 2013 RTM 64bit/Windows 8 Pro 64bit btw)