1. tpapictures's Avatar
    Is there some way to sync my Windows Phone (hotmail) contacts to my desktop Outlook 2013 software?
    06-13-2014 07:47 PM
  2. foxbat121's Avatar
    Just configure your Outlook 2013 to sync with Hotmail directly. Not additional software needed. Phone don't even need to connect to your PC.
    06-13-2014 09:09 PM
  3. tpapictures's Avatar
    Just configure your Outlook 2013 to sync with Hotmail directly. Not additional software needed. Phone don't even need to connect to your PC.
    Well, it's my live account that has the contacts, but same thing, right?
    Also, if I'm in Outlook 2013 with my Outlook profile and my wife goes in with hers, can she add her OWN live account contacts the same way or will she see mine?
    06-14-2014 09:00 AM
  4. timppa_k's Avatar
    U have to make two mail account one for u and one for your wife. It means one account contains mail, address book, calendar etc. U don't see your wife's mail and vice versa.
    06-14-2014 03:53 PM
  5. tpapictures's Avatar
    U have to make two mail account one for u and one for your wife. It means one account contains mail, address book, calendar etc. U don't see your wife's mail and vice versa.


    Yes, I think we're talking about the same thing but I think they're called profiles. Unless I'm wrong?
    06-14-2014 04:08 PM
  6. timppa_k's Avatar
    U are right, it's profile.
    06-14-2014 04:30 PM
  7. foxbat121's Avatar
    Hotmail/Live/Outlook/MSN accounts are all the same thing. Although Outlook support profiles, you really don't need to. Each account's contacts, mail and calendars are separate from each other and clearly labeled.

    At my house hold, me and my wife have the separate Windows login accounts. She likes to use Outlook. I don't. I prefer Windows Mail from Windows 8.
    06-14-2014 08:22 PM
  8. tpapictures's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I can't seem to find in the help section how to connect the hotmail contacts to my Outlook program. By the way I should mention, I don't use hotmail in outlook. I use my own private server.
    06-15-2014 08:13 PM
  9. gapost's Avatar
    You will need to add a new account to Outlook, your Hotmail account.
    06-15-2014 08:41 PM
  10. tpapictures's Avatar
    You will need to add a new account to Outlook, your Hotmail account.
    Probably gets messy then, having an email account in my Outlook that I don't use. Maybe I'll just export the contacts from Outlook.com and import them to to Outlook 2013.
    06-16-2014 03:49 AM
  11. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    tpapictures, you can do the export /import thing but...

    I have outlook 2013 on my PC, logging on with same ID as I use for my WP. I have 4 POP email accounts (.pst data files) + 2 outlook accounts (.ost data files). Each has its own inbox and I can specify which account should be the default "send from" address, though I can select any from the email form.

    I've moved all my contacts to my main outlook.com account, which is the email account I have on my phone. BENEFIT? My contacts in outlook 2013 and my phone are always synced. I can still access those contacts from any of my email accounts and when I replace my computer with that Surface Pro 3, syncing will flows to that too.

    Added benefit, calendars and tasks are synced too. :)
    06-16-2014 04:35 AM
  12. tpapictures's Avatar
    tpapictures, you can do the export /import thing but...
    I just added my Live address to Outlook 2013. Then I moved those contacts to my main email contacts in Outlook. Problem: it removed all those contacts (obviously) from my Live account and therefore from my phone. So, I move them back and they reappear in Live and on my phone.

    The only email I use Outlook with is an address I have with a private bluehost email server and domain name. I guess I was looking for some way to add my phone contacts to Outlook for access to those email addresses on my phone. If it's furthermore possible to keep the main email contacts synced with my phone, then even better but I'm not seeing how at this moment.
    Last edited by tpapictures; 06-16-2014 at 09:01 AM.
    06-16-2014 07:29 AM
  13. tpapictures's Avatar
    Just thinking about trying this again... Let's say I do just add the Live account to my Outlook even though I never use it. Just to get the contacts onto my computer in Outlook. And then I set to always send from my other account. Can I get my IMAP Bluehost server email to use those Live contacts, and when I update contacts in Outlook, can I have them constantly synced to my Live account so that my laptop, phone, tablet all see those changes too?
    12-04-2014 06:03 AM

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