Mail sync is determined by the type of account (POP, IMAP, Exchange) you have. Sync for contacts and calendars is not an option for POP or IMAP accounts.
Apple has deprecated Sync Services in Mountain Lion and it no longer works reliably.
[Added Nov 17, 2013- Sync Services is no longer supported on Mavericks. Syncing with an iPhone via iTunes is not supported in Mavericks.]
You can no longer sync with an iPhone or iPad . . .
Continue Reading: Confused over what syncs in Outlook 2011?
Free Hotmail accounts have always been accessible via a web browser but access with an email client previously required premium services. Microsoft made the switch in January 2009 to allow free POP account access in an email client.
This article will help you setup your Windows Live Hotmail account in Outlook for Mac 2011 and explain your options to access your data that does not directly download. To setup Microsoft Entourage as POP see this . . .
Continue Reading: Setup & Use Windows Live Hotmail in Outlook & Entourage
The Windows Blog announced that effective today, Hotmail users will be able to take advantage of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support on their mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod, Palm Pre and Windows Phone 7. EAS is the connector on Microsoft Exchange mail servers that enables mobile devices to not only access mail but also calendars and contacts via push technology. “Push” simply means that data comes to the mobile device without having to manually check . . .
Continue Reading: Hotmail now supporting Exchange ActiveSync
How to setup Entourage to download your free Hotmail or Windows Live account as a POP account. These same settings can be used to download your account to your iPhone. . . .
Continue Reading: Setup Windows Live Hotmail in Entourage as a POP account
Microsoft announced January 13 that it is reversing its long-standing decision to charge for POP access to their free Hotmail accounts. What use to be accessible only to Hotmail Plus subscribers will soon be available to all Hotmail users.
Phase 1 of Microsoft’s roll-out has already enabled POP access in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The United States is slated for Phase 2 of the roll-out in February.
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Continue Reading: Free Hotmail accounts soon accessible to Entourage