I posted at the end of the "MSN Premium member account" thread, but though
that if I set out my situation specifically, perhaps someone will be able to
help me understand what is/will be happening.
I have MSN Premium via Bell Sympatico ISP, with a primary @sympatico.ca
e-mail address and 2 secondary @sympatico.ca e-mail addresses. These fully
sync (including the calendar) with Outlook using MS Outlook Connector, but
only with MSN Hotmail. I understand that the migration to Windows Live
Hotmail for Sympatico customers will be taking place later this year
(although that only leaves about 6 weeks!)
I also have a Windows Live Custom Domains account, where Microsoft hosts two
Custom Domain e-mail accounts. These two e-mail addresses are also
considered Windows Live ID's for the purposes of signing in to Windows Live
services. I can access these e-mails through Windows Live Hotmail AND
Microsoft Outlook. I can sync them, but only the mail, since they are not
considered accounts associated with a "Premium" service.
I would like to have these WL Custom Domain e-mails associated with a
I had thought that the best way would be to add these two accounts to my MSN
Premium account, but apparently, MSN Client 9.5 has a "bug" that doesn't
allow this - although it has been said that MSN Client 9.0 (and earlier) did
allow Microsoft hosted Custom Domain e-mails to be added as sub-accounts. I
have contacted Sympatico, but they have told me that they no longer have
previous versions of MSN Client available - either for download or on disc
(although I find this somewhat hard to believe).
So, (and sorry for this being a long post) - what is the best and least
expensive way for me to have two WL Custom Domains e-mail accounts that can
be accessed in both Outlook and WL Hotmail, AND have them able to use MS
Outlook Connecter to sync all the elements including calendar and contacts?
Office Live Premium is simply too expensive and has services that I don't
need. I also don't really want to pay to upgrade the Custom Domain e-mail
accounts to Hotmail Premium/Plus since I think that my MSN Premium
Subscription should qualify me as a Premium service subscriber.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.