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Windows Live Contact Importer - upload contacts to Hotmail

Posted by ClifNotes, Apr 2008, permalink Email Tools


I've had a Hotmail account from nearly it's beginning when Microsoft hadn't aquired it yet. Since that time, I've had the account lapse several times from not using it often enough. That's no problem since they always let me renew the account using the same address.


Recently, I had let it lapse again and I wanted to update the contacts so that they agreed with my Windows Address Book. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use a free download they provide, called Windows Live Contact Importer. It'll let you update Hotmail with your Outlook or Outlook Express address books.


Whomever wrote the tool, had the right idea. Make it small and keep it simple. It's less than 300kb and there's no installation required. Just double click it and the wizard leads you through a few easy steps.


On another note, Hotmail had updated it's interface last year so that they more or less matched what Yahoo and Gmail were offering. I was not impressed. I use the Classic or older interface now.


If you use Hotmail, let us know what you think about it in the comments below.


Quote from the website

Move contacts from Microsoft® Office Outlook® or Outlook Express to get started sending e-mail to the people you care about most. Simply go to the Contacts page of Windows Live Hotmail, click Options, and then select Import Contacts. Just like that, all your contacts are at your fingertips.