Microsoft Outlook Express (OE) comes packaged with Microsoft Outlook connector tools. These tools allow you to synchronise your email, contacts and calendar between Outlook Express and other MS Windows programs like Outlook, web mail, and Windows Live Messenger (WMS). When this MS Windows tool is used on any other computer that is not Windows running as a part of the OS, it will usually just show a message saying that the tool cannot find any email or other contact information on this computer.
Microsoft Outlook Express comes packaged with Microsoft Outlook Connector, which allows you to connect to any Windows Live Hotmail account from the much more modernized Microsoft Outlook. But what if you want to synchronise your Outlook Express email account with your Live account? You can use Outlook Connector to do this. When you first install the Outlook Express Manager or use Outlook Express Live Manager, it will prompt you to download and install Microsoft Outlook Connector tool, which is part of Microsoft Office Liveroid. If you don't already have it installed, you will see a screen prompting you to download and install it, and once you have done that, it will then prompt you to put in your Windows Live ID, then you will be prompted to log in with your Windows Live ID, then your email, contacts, calendar and other accounts will all be shown in your Microsoft Outlook Express account in the format you specified.
It is recommended that you use Microsoft Outlook Express when working on computers that are on the Microsoft Windows XP platform. This is because Windows XP will not be able to run MS Outlook Express, and the Microsoft Outlook Connector tool can not be accessed when using Microsoft Outlook XP. On the other hand, Microsoft Outlook 2021 is compatible only with Microsoft Outlook Server 2021 and works very well on Microsoft Window Vista. If you have a Mac computer, it may also be possible for you to connect to your Microsoft Outlook Express Hotmail account. However, you would need to configure your Hotmail account so that it would be able to be connected to your Microsoft Outlook Express.