HTTPS Now Supported In Outlook Hotmail Connector

Yesterday, diTii reported about an upgrade to Windows Live Essentials with included support for SSL settings in Windows Live Mail, which also has an update for the Outlook Hotmail Connector."The main addition in this update is the support of the HTTPS protocol for all communication between Outlook and Hotmail, Calendar, and Contacts. Using a connection […]

Yesterday, diTii reported about an upgrade to Windows Live Essentials with included support for SSL settings in Windows Live Mail, which also has an update for the Outlook Hotmail Connector.

"The main addition in this update is the support of the HTTPS protocol for all communication between Outlook and Hotmail, Calendar, and Contacts. Using a connection with HTTPS, helps you be even more confident that your account is safer from hijackers, and that your private information remains private," noted Otulook team.

To start to use HTTPS with your Hotmail account, install the latest version of Outlook Hotmail Connector. No other changes are required in Outlook or on the Windows Live site.

Also, the Outlook team notes that beginning with this release, we'll refer to each release exclusively by its version number found in the "About Outlook Hotmail Connector" dialog box. The version number for this update is 14.0.6106.5001."

Here're the fixes included in this update:

Overall

  • All communications between Outlook and Windows Live services (Mail, Calendar, Contacts) use the HTTPS protocol.
  • We fixed an issue in which the user was prompted to remove folders that used names longer than 30 characters or that contained invalid characters even after the folder was removed.
  • We fixed several stability and reliability issues.

Calendar

We fixed the following issues:

  • Some calendar meetings and appointments series with specific exception patterns caused error 8004a164 during first synchronization which blocked additional calendar synchronizations.
  • Users couldn't remove recipients of a meeting series from an exception to the series.
  • Flagged mail items would continue to prompt with a reminder value even after it was dismissed.

Mail

  • We fixed an issue in which users couldn't send email messages if the recipient address was copied and then pasted from a contact.

Contacts

  • We fixed an issue in which street address fields only synchronized from the server one time.

[Source: Outlook blog]