Connecting Microsoft Outlook 2010 to hotmail

To read mine Hotmail e-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2010, I followed the steps at,how-to-connect-hotmail-and-live-email-accounts-with-outlook-2010.html.

with some adjustments:


If you follow the steps above and you don’t have the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Hotmail connector installed, you will be asked to download and install the connector.

– Install the 32 or 64 bit version

– Restart Microsoft Outlook 2010

– You will be asked if you want to add a new Hotmail account, enter the correct Hotmail account information


After entering the correct information I received the following "Send and Receive errors":


Task ‘’ reported error (0x8DE00005) : ‘This account does not have permission to synchronize your mail. To sign up to gain permission to synchronize with this account, please go to and join the notification list for this Windows Live Hotmail product. You will be notified when your account is enabled.  Error: 3202. Server. HTTPS is turned on for the web but not for this program. ‘


Following the steps at: fixed the errors.


  • Sign in to Hotmail
  • Go to Options > More Options…




Click on "Account details (password, aliases, time zone)"




In the account overview go to: "Connect with HTTPS"




Check "Don’t use HTTPS automatically"



Solving: Search in "All Mail Items" in Microsoft Outlook 2010, does not return any result

When you have instant search disabled, searching in Microsoft Outlook by using the "All Mail Items" button, does not return any result:





To search in "All Mail Items", without having instant search enabled, you must first enable "All folders" in the search results options:





Make sure you’re account is included in the "Locations to Search"


Using Microsoft Outlook 2010 with BPOS without local *.ost file.

Install Microsoft Outlook 2010, after installing don’t start Microsoft Outlook 2010, first create a mail profile in Start > Control Panel > Mail

Follow the steps on to manually connect Microsoft Outlook 2010 to BPOS.


Except for the screen below: Uncheck [Use Cached Exchange Mode]



Microsoft Outlook 2010 won’t start: cannot open your default e-mail folders. The information store could not be opened.

After I installed Microsoft Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 x64 machine, I screwed up the exchange configuration and after that Microsoft Outlook 2010 starts with the error: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The information store could not be opened.


I removed my exchange profile: Start > Control Panel > Mail > Show Profiles… > Remove the corrupted profile.

How to search in all you’re Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 folders and accounts at the same time (Hotmail, Exchange etc.)

In my daily work I use two mailboxes:

  • A Microsoft Hotmail account for private mail and text messages
  • A Microsoft Exchange account for work mail and text messages

If you want to search for mail in the inbox and sent items folder of both accounts, just type the search keywords in the search box and click “All Mail Items”




Note: I use the Microsoft Outlook Hotmail connector (64 bits) to manage my hotmail in Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 (free download from Microsoft, does not require hotmail plus)

How to create a JournalItem from a C# Outlook 2010 Add-in

If you want to create a JournalItem from C#, you van use the following code:


// Get the default journal folder
MAPIFolder jounalFolder = Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(OlDefaultFolders.olFolderJournal);

// Create a new journal item JournalItem journalItem = jounalFolder.Items.Add(OlItemType.olJournalItem);

// Change some values of the new journal item journalItem.Subject = "This is a new JournalItem"; journalItem.Duration = 60; // 60 minutes journalItem.Start = DateTime.Now; journalItem.Categories = "ADA";
journalItem.Type = "Task"; // Default is Phone Call // Save the new journal item journalItem.Save();






The code can be used to create Mails, Task, Contacts, Appointments etc. Just change OlDefaultFolders.olFolderJournal and OlItemType.olJournalItem to the correct types.

How to send SMS text messages from you’re PC with or without Microsoft Outlook 2010 and a HD2

If you want to send SMS text messages from within Microsoft Outlook 2010, you can use ActiveSync (Windows Mobile Device Center).

  • Disconnect you’re HD2 from you’re desktop computer.
  • On the HD2 click on the Windows button
  • Click on Connectivity


  • Click on ActiveSync


  • Click on Menu > Options.. > Exchange Server > Check Text Messages > OK


You will receive a welcome e-mail:

Congratulations! After connecting your mobile device to Exchange Server 2010, you can now send text messages from Outlook 2010 and Outlook Web App on your computer. You can also receive and reply to text messages.
To start sending text messages from your computer, close and reopen Outlook 2010 or Outlook Web App.
Now you’ve got one more way to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. To find out more about using Text Messaging from your Inbox, click here.


  • In Microsoft Outlook 2010, click on


  • Create you’re sms and send it





Not using Microsoft Outlook 2010

If you are not using Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2010, you can still send SMS text message from you’re PC, by using the tool MyMobiler (

  • Install MyMobiler
  • Connect you’re HD2 to you’re pc, on you’re HD2 “Choose a connection type”  Active Sync , click OK
  • On you’re PC open MyMobiler:



  • Click on the Windows button in MyMobiler, then click on HTC Messages


  • Click on New Message



  • Send you’re sms message

How to get all categories from the master category list in Outlook 2010 with C#

If you want the get all categories from the master category list in Outlook 2010, use the Session object from the application:

            Categories categories = Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.Session.Categories;
            foreach (Category category in categories)
                string name = category.Name;

This will list all categories from the dialog “All Categories…”: