WM7 Contacts & Outlook 2003 importing & Windows Live acct.

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  1. soundPCM81

    soundPCM81 New Member

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    I use MS Office Outlook 2003 for Contacts & Calender only. _NOT EMAIL_.
    My email is a webmail hosted by godaddy. I don't use the contacts there other than for email sending.


    I was converting from Palm Pilot old software contacts to Outlook 2003 in the last year. It imported most things except for notes and I stopped at letter "G" for all of the notes for manual copy & pasting.
    Do all of the notes in Office Outlook 2003 transfer to the WM7 Contacts?
    I didn't want to have to redo my work if I continued copying & pasting from Palm software to Outlook's contacts notes.

    Do all of the notes in Office Outlook 2003 transfer to the WM7 Contacts?
    How easy is it to transfer all my contacts info from MS Outlook 2003 to a new Windows Live account with hotmail?
    And for that matter if I set up a new Windows Live account how easy is it for me to import my MS Office Outlook 2003 contacts?
    Will the notes import to Windows Live contacts?
    I'm just trying to save doing the work twice if it doesn't work.

    I'm also considering switching all my Contacts over to the cloud for good and was wondering if using Windows Live account (& hotmail) would be a good move. I do want to use Gmail or Yahoo products at all.
    I was planning on getting the Windows Live Hotmail Plus - $19.95/year anyway for no ads. Does Live Hotmail have full-session SSL not just the login?
    I also have a personal email account at fastmail.fm that requires another annual fee ($20.) that I like because it has full-session SSL. Should I keep my contacts there instead?
    Maybe next year I'll get MS Office 2010 but unnecessary for the moment.

    Any comments? thoughts?
  2. meridian

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    Notes do not sync at all. Sigh.

    There is no way to directly get your contacts from the Outlook client to WP7. You have to go via the cloud - Exchange, Hotmail, Gmail, ...

    You can easily upload your contacts to Hotmail and then cloud-sync them to your phone.
  3. soundPCM81

    soundPCM81 New Member

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    Looks like I found 1 answer to my own question:

    Does Live Hotmail have full-session SSL not just the login?



    From Windows Live Blog:
    November 9, 2010

    Hotmail security improves with full-session HTTPS encryption
    http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...roves-with-full-session-https-encryption.aspx

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