Change Your Display Name And Screen Name In Windows Live Messenger 2011

Change Your Display Name And Screen Name In Windows Live Messenger 2011

There are a lot of updates that have been made in the newly released version of Windows Live Messenger (previously called MSN Messenger). In the past, you were provided with the feature to change display name, nickname or screen name. The display name needn”t necessarily have to be your real name. Now, Windows Live Messenger 2011 displays the details of first name and last name, which the user provides in Windows Live Profile, at the time of account creation

So, to change the personal details and display name, user has to make the changes in their configured and saved profile, which is inside the account profile of Windows Live. The original name is for the purpose of user identification in Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail, SkyDrive, and other parts of Windows Live.

Unfortunately, one more big change the user might face is the error message of “Your Name Contains Characters That Are Not Allowed”, which is if they will try to add emoticons with their display name. The reason for this is, now the use of casino spiele punctuation symbols are prohibited with the first name and last name.

Now, as a Windows Live Messenger 2011 user, you might be wondering if there are any solutions of this problem. The answer is, YES, there is a solution of this problem. Please read on for solutions.

  1. Login to Windows Live Messenger 2011
  2. Edit your name by clicking on the username field, and selecting the drop down menu that appears. It is as simple as that 🙂

Simple Setting To Send Mail As Hotmail (smtp.live.com) In Gmail

Simple Setting To Send Mail As Hotmail (smtp.live.com) In Gmail

Now, the new feature has been introduced in the Gmail which allows you to send mail with a custom domain SMTP server. This feature in the Gmail helps you to send mail with the custom “From:” Your actual Gmail e-mail address could now be concealed with this feature. The recipients will see the different email address having the domain name other than Gmail.

If you would like to configure your Gmail so that it would send the mail via outbound SMTP server of Windows Live Hotmail, then just go through the following Hotmail SMTP settings.

SMTP server: smtp.live.com
Port: 25
Username: [username]@hotmail.com
Password: [password]

Always use a secure connection (SSL) when sending mail: Yes (Check)
Sometimes, when you add the above given SMTP configuration intended for Hotmail in Gmail, you’ll be most likely prompted with the following error massage:

“Couldn’t reach server. Please double-check the server and port number.”

If you try to change the SMTP port to 587 will also pop out the same error. When you add a port 465 try to connect, Gmail will hang for a while when it goes to check credentials. After that, it finally displays the following error massage:

“Your other email provider is responding too slowly. Please try again later, or contact the administrator of your other domain for further information.”

After all these errors we could finally note that there is an issue or a problem with Gmail service so that it can’t connect and access to smtp.live.com via SSL. Therefore you have to fallback with the unsecured connection of Windows Live Hotmail SMTP server having the port 25.

So, to send the mail with your custom Hotmail identity you should untick and uncheck the setting of “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when sending mail” and then ensure that the SMTP port is 25.

Gmail to receive and see mail that you have received in other email accounts

Use Gmail to receive and see mail that you have received in other email accounts too

Now days most of the people uses more than two email accounts according to the preferences. When it comes to check the emails in different email account, the problem arises then. You have to login in to different email service provider to check your mails and this is one of the tedious thing to do. Make your Gmail account as the only client to receive and send mails via Gmail.

Now let us see how to do it with an example.

Let say you have three different email accounts by the name of

  • xxx.yyy@gmail.com
  • xxx@ hotmail.com
  • xxx_90@yahoo.com

Now let us see how to integrate.

  • Open your Gmail account by login in to it.
  • Go to settings.
  • Get in to accounts tab.
  • You will have an option to add another email account under the option named “Send Email as”,
  • You will be asked to fill in the details of the new email account.
  • Now all you have to do is to add xxx@hotmail.com and xxx_90@yahoo.com.
  • After you have added all the email accounts, valid ones, you will receive a verification mail from Gmail. You have to verify the email ID you have integrated and you are done.
  • From now on all the mails from different email account will be present in your Gmail account.

MS Office Outlook Connector To Access Your Hotmail Account In Outlook

Use MS Office Outlook Connector To Access Your Hotmail Account In Outlook

Users having an account in MSN Hotmail or Windows Live Hotmail (more popularly known as just “Hotmail”), were previously able to configure their Hotmail account to MS Outlook with the help of HTTP connection. However, the HTTP connection method no longer works and Hotmail users need to subscribe for the paid Hotmail Plus service.

The moment a user attempts to configure Hotmail to MS Outlook through HTTP connection, he/she gets an error message saying that the user need to subscribe in order to access Hotmail via MS Outlook and prompts the user to sign up via the URL http://join.msn.com/general/Email.

Sometimes a different error message might occur notifying the user that the login credentials are invalid and Outlook might keep on prompting the user to input the correct password even though the user has already entered a valid one.

However, you may resolve this issue and access your Hotmail account from Outlook by using MS Office Outlook Connector, a free utility provided by Microsoft. This connector can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center. It is also available as a Windows Live Essentials component.

Configuring your hotmail account to Outlook using MS Office Outlook Connector has a number of advantages over POP3 and HTTP connection. This connector allows you to access and efficiently manage your Hotmail account including contacts, email messages and calendars from Outlook itself.

Within Outlook, you can apply rules, Junk Mail filter, macros, alerts, etc. to your synchronized email messages. To use this connector, you need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Once the installation process is over, launch Microsoft Outlook. The MS Office Outlook Connector will ask you to input your login details and the sender name which needs to be tagged with the outgoing emails.
  • Once you have entered all the required information, you will see a new folder “Hotmail” added to your Mail Folders tree of Outlook.
  • You need to expand the node “Hotmail” so as to access your Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Junk E-mail, etc. You will find new additions namely “Contacts” and “Calendar”.

  • For syncing your emails in Hotmail account and MS Outlook, all you need to do is click on the “Send/Receive” button. Sometimes, Outlook will automatically receive your emails based on present interval.

 

You may also access multiple Hotmail accounts using the MS Outlook Connector. For doing so, you simply need to go to the menu bar, click on the pull down menu for Outlook Connector and select the option for adding a new account.

You may use MS Office Outlook Connector with MS Outlook 2003 and 2007 versions only. For rest of the email clients, Hotmail is in a process of adding SMTP and POP3 to enable users to retrieve their emails using POP3 protocol.

For Office 2010

Zippy! News To Hotmail Netizens (Free POP3 Email Accounts Provided)

Zippy! News To Hotmail Netizens (Free POP3 Email Accounts Provided)

Wondrous report for hotmail netizens, Hotmail has recently announced the launch of its services to be used on Email clients like Thunderbird, Mozilla and Outlook Express. This outstanding information was also published on Hotmail’s Blog as the netizens can activate the POP3 facility with their existing Hotmail accounts for free.

Gmail and Yahoo!, among the other email service providers are the two who have been rendering this facility. Hotmail was preparing to commence email services and eventually it’s introduced. POP3 Email Accounts can also be activated on PC or Mobile phone through Various Email Clients or through the Default email software.

POP3 (Post-Office-Protocol-Version-3) is a setting performed on PC or Mobile to enable the feature to download and get an access to emails through default email Programs.

The settings to be performed to activate POP3 email account are:

  • First of all the installation of Email clients Thunderbird, Mozilla and Outlook Express or any default email client should be made on your mobile phone or PC.
  • Once it’s installed, the same will be populated under the programmes option. Select it and complete the wizard with necessary information.
  • Under user Information type in your name and email address i.e. (myemailaddress@live.com).
  • Under logon information type in your email address i.e. (myemailaddress@live.com) and its password.
  • Under server information type in the incoming mail server(POP3)-pop3.live.com and outgoing mail server(SMTP)-smtp.live.com
  • In this new window, under Outgoing Server tab check the Authentication required and select the first radio button which says (use same settings as my incoming mail server).
  • Under Advanced tab fill in the incoming port number as 995 and outgoing port number as (25 or 587).
  • Check the box as Yes which asks POP SSL and TLS Required.
  • Now select ok and hit next to complete the wizard.
  • Congratulations on the completion of your POP3 email settings, now it’s good to send and receive emails.

Configuring Google Mail To Download, Transfer Mails From Hotmail Through POP3

Configuring Google Mail To Download, Transfer Mails From Hotmail Through POP3

Hotmail, at last has officially announced POP3 supporting feature’s addition for its users. Even though it will not be made available for all countries in the world, a hack can allow all its users to utilize its POP3 feature. This hack can immediately turn on and initiate POP3 support, even if a user is not registered.

Users from all countries can utilize this feature without registering at the launch. Once this feature is enabled, all your email, messages can be quickly downloaded to Gmail’s Inbox through POP3 communications protocol. Now user has to count on certain time-consuming processes to transfer messages from Hotmail to Google mail.

Tip: Before starting the linking process, set up Hotmail’s POP3 feature.

Steps to follow in order to set, configure Google mail to download e-mails from MSN’s Hotmail account

  1. Sign-in to the Google mail Account.
  2. Select the Settings option which is provided in the right side.
  3. Click on the “Accounts” tab.
  4. Select a hyper-link named “add another mail account” from get mails from other accounts division.
  5. Type in the Hotmail’s “e-mail address” in the popped page. The mailing address should follow the format username@hotmail.com. Now go to next step by clicking on the “Next Step” button.
  6. Set up the settings for a Hotmail user account with the values provided below:
    • Username: username@msn.com, username@live.com, username@hotmail.com. All are valid for Hotmail.
    • Password: Type in the Windows Live Hotmail ID’s password used in logging Hotmail.
    • POP Server:  pop3.live.com
    • Port:  995 
  7. Click on the Check box for enabling SSL, named as “Always utilize a secure SSL connection when retrieving mails”.
  8. Few more options which are not mandatory, and can be set are as follows:
    • Storing a copy of a retrieved message on this server.
    • Labeling all incoming contents, messages with certain identities like moving it to folders.
    • Archiving the incoming messages excluding Inbox. 
  9. Select a button named “Add Account: when completed.
  10. A user is given the liberty to make a choice of selecting mail service provider. One can use either Gmail or other mail service providers to send /receive mails. To utilize this option one has to complete a wizard, verify and confirm by sending the confirmation link to Hotmail’s Inbox. This appears in the Gmail’s Inbox afterwards. POP3 initiates the retrieval and downloading of all mails received in Hotmail’s Inbox to Gmail’s Inbox.
  11. Mails received in MSN’s Hotmail will be recovered, downloaded & shifted to Gmail’s Inbox automatically without any intervention.

Google-Contacts-Manager Tool To Manage Your Contacts

Google-Contacts-Manager Tool To Manage Your Contacts

Mailing accounts such as Gmail maintains entire data of every single contact listed in it, if incase any data is required by user, they are asked to login to the account to retrieve the same.

This in turn makes the job tedious and users tend to opt to alternates to save their records or look ahead towards other mailing accounts.

Due to on going rise of requirements and their continuous support by users of Gmail, google has launched a fantabulous service namely “Google-Contacts-Manager

This is one standalone package which does not rely upon other services of google; it’s specifically designed to cater Gmail users with their email accounts related information.

Although it’s in Preliminary or testing stage presently, it functions with Google Calendar, Picassa, Google Docs, and a couple of other services.

On this Google-Contacts-Manager, a user can create new contact details or amend the existing contact details fitting your groups list.

Users can also transfer all their contact details from other Email-Service-Providers like, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and Gmail etc. This can be considered as a matchless spot to stop for a user’s contact demands.

An individual is required to possess a Gmail account with Google to enjoy this newly launched service for managing all your contacts.

Check Available Space In Your Hotmail Account

Check Available Space In Your Hotmail Account

There is new scheme that has been incorporated in Hotmail, which automatically increases available space on your Hotmail account when your inbox is out of space. When you open your hotmail account, you will be shown message “Ever growing unlimited space limit” on your account home page. 

This new feature provides as much space as your inbox needs.  This is unarguably best feature for those who frequently use their mail accounts in order to receive and send huge numbers of mails. Users are now free as their problem regarding space has been acknowledged and resolved by Hotmail team directly.

It’s pretty good that your account space automatically increases as per the need, but what if you desire to know how much space is left or used? How much space you have been allotted by Hotmail?  Previously, users could easily find out their used and left space on their account, but now it is replaced with text “You have ever growing storage”.

You can still check your Hotmail account available storage space by following the given few methods

Method 1 – Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector is an add-on for MS outlook, which can be downloaded for free. It enables users to access Office live mail and Windows live mail accounts via MS outlook. Additionally, it allows users to sync mails, tasks, contacts, and notes of Windows Live calendar. In this MS outlook connector, all the available space is allocated to every section, so that you can easily find out the usage space of Hotmail accounts.  Users will find out the storage information of Hotmail at Mailbox Cleanup function.

 

Downloads:

Outlook Connector (x86) for MS Office 2010
Outlook Connector (x64) for MS Office 2010

Method 2 – MSN Explorer

MSN explorer is a web browser that integrates Windows Live and MSN Live features such as Windows live mail and Windows live messenger with web browser. Once Windows live mail id is opened, MSN explorer will show the maximum folder size, which symbolizes total storage space left on Hotmail.

By applying one of these two effective techniques you can easily explore or find out the available storage space on your Hotmail account.

Recently, Hotmail has increased the limit of the storage space up to 500 GB, which means more freedom to send and receive mail on or from your account without worrying about space. However, do remember that if your usage crosses the limit of 500 GB storage space, it will be the subject to termination of services to receive or send mails.

 

It means the moment when your Hotmail storage space has reached the limit or crossed it, you will be suspended from the services. In order to activate again your account you have to delete unnecessary emails from your inbox. You need to keep deleting unwanted mails until your account storage space usage comes under the prescribed limitation level 500GB. Once you are done with this process, you will be able to recover you account again, activate it, and start receiving and sending mails via your account.