After upgrading to Outlook 2010 I started getting the following error:
There is an error synchronizing your mail account. Please verify your account is configured correctly by first accessing your mail on the web. Error: 4202.
There have been a few reports that this error may be fixed by removing blacklisted and/or whitelisted addresses that may have bad domain names (no one seems to know what constitutes a bad domain name) from both outlook and hotmail setttings. I removed a few suspicious addresses and the problem still wasn't fixed. So instead I resorted to just connecting to hotmail via pop3. This lets me manage all my hotmail emails so that I can send and receive from outlook without the errors. Here are the steps I took to connect up:
(Keep in mind that this will only let you connect to hotmail's email service not your calendar or contacts. I don't use those so this solution worked perfectly for me.)
- Open outlook and delete the hotmail account
- Open control panel - programs and features and uninstall the hotmail connector
- In outlook click File - Add Account
- Enter name, hotmail email address, and password
- Select the "Manually configure server settings ..." radio button and click "Next >"
- For the incoming mail server: pop3.live.com
- For the outgoing mail server: smtp.live.com
- Enter your email address as your logon user name
- Enter your hotmail password and check "Remember password"
- Click "More Settings"
- On the "Outgoing Server" tab check "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
- Select the "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" radio button
- On the "Advanced" tab set the "Incoming server (POP3)" port to: 995
- Check the "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox
- Set the "Outgoing Server (SMTP) port to: 25
- Select "Auto" in the "Use the following type of encrypted connection" drop down box
- Click "OK"
- Click "Next" and outlook will connect and send a test email to your account