Do I really need Outlook Hotmail Connector when I don't use Hotmail?


  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit o/s
       #1

    Do I really need Outlook Hotmail Connector when I don't use Hotmail?


    I removed Outlook Hotmail Connector because I considered it bloatware. I don't use Hotmail. I use a hybrid system involving Outlook for my computer and Gmail for my Andriod phone and that is working fine.

    After removing Connector, I kept getting a message from Outlook about installing the "upgrade" Hotmail Connector. As I was having the red x problem with graphic images not appearing in my Outlook emails, in despair I allowed it to load. The real fix came through as SP2 after I repaired Windows Update and got it working again.

    So, is it bloatware? Is there a downside to removing it? Is it benign enough to just leave it alone? What would you do?

    Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
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  2. Posts : 18,415
    windows 7 home 64bit
       #2

    Hi there ... I think you have answered your own question .. I would tend to leave it alone it is not doing any harm
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #3

    I've never downloaded the outlook connector as part of Windows essentials 2011 or 2012 and I've never had a popup message in Office outlook 2007 about it and I actually use Hotmail but was never interested in connecting the two services.
    But it's interesting your getting a popup message about upgrading or downloading this connector ?
    Outlook connector is primarily for Hotmail or outlook.com users so it would be as you said unnecessary.
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit o/s
    Thread Starter
       #4

    After looking at the yellow bar across the Outlook window for quite some time, to say it is annoying is, well, kindhearted. I was ready to do what it took to make it go away. I took the path of least resistance! Now, I expect if I uninstall it, that yellow bar will return. I have other things to do. I'm going to leave it alone until it actually bothers me.
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  5. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #5

    Probably good policy,
    If you ever get bold take a screen shot of it and post it,
    See the link above my signature picture for how,
    Cheers.
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