Outlook Hotmail Connector updated with bug fixes

By Tom Warren, on 13th May 11 10:32 am with 10 Comments

Microsoft released a new Outlook Hotmail Connector on Thursday.

The updated connector is compulsory and required to continue using Hotmail accounts in Outlook. Microsoft has bumped the version number to 14.0.5139.5001. The software giant has fixed the following issues in Outlook Hotmail Connector:

  • Several send/receive issues are fixed.
  • The Outlook junk email filter within Outlook is turned off for Hotmail accounts (this was erroneously flagging good mail as junk). Junk messages are now detected at the Hotmail mail server. Any entries you made in Outlook for the junk email filters (Safe Senders, Blocked Senders, and Safe Recipients) continue to work correctly and synchronize between Outlook and the Hotmail mail server.
  • Fixes for hangs and crashes experienced when sending meetings using the Hotmail Connector and when adding a new Hotmail account to an existing profile.
  • Fix for an issue where Windows Live contacts’ birthdays and anniversaries shifted by one day when synchronized with Outlook.
  • Fix for an issue that blocked synchronization of the Category property in an Outlook contact with Windows Live.

Current users will receive the following prompt to upgrade:

Outlook Hotmail Connector prompt

The latest Outlook Hotmail Connector is available for the following versions of Outlook:

For Outlook 2010, Office Outlook 2007, or Office Outlook 2003 32-bit:

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.2 for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit

For Outlook 2010 64-bit:

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.2 for Outlook 2010 64-bit

  • Jamie

    Does this add support for HTTPS? 

  • Rainej44

    I have tried to upgrade now I can’t access my hotmail in outlook at all …Help 

  • Choopa

    Annoying update process. Have to uninstall first but it doesn’t state that anywhere.

  • Anonymous

    Went smoothly for me.  I find it strange that this isn’t included inside outlook natively, maybe not the older versions but 2007/2010 it definitely should have been integrated. 

  • Anonymous

    Went smoothly for me.  I find it strange that this isn’t included inside outlook natively, maybe not the older versions but 2007/2010 it definitely should have been integrated. 

  • http://twitter.com/deltaranger509 DeltaRanger509

    Thank God they fixed the birthday issue.  That has been bugging me for years.  After a decent amount of time using Outlook on two computers, I would end up with 20+ events for one person’s birthday. 

  • nate

    doesn’t fix the issue where it doesn’t update the messenger unread mail count. crap.

    • Anonymous

       Yea, that’s one annoying aspect of the connector. It also doesn’t notify me when I have a new email, it only does it for my exchange account. I had to set up a rule just so I could at least hear a sound and see the popup.

  • Anonymous

    Forcing updates is not good in any case. MS please stop these compulsory updates. 

  • Heyref70

    I’m having the same problem but I can’t get into Outlook at all.