I think the crux of what you want to know is:
When should one use Outlook, and when Hotmail?
If your primary concern is getting your web hotmail.com or outlook.com email account synced, then you can choose either. Hotmail.com has been upgraded and re-branded to Outlook.com.
However, the brand name Outlook is more than just the web client outlook.com.
Windows phone 8.1 does not support this feature. Hence if you are using WP8.1 there is no way to attach a document in a reply. Only photos are supported.
The only way to send a document via mail is to share it from Files app or from Office. But as you said it will create a new thread.
With Windows10-Mobile it is now possible to attach a document in a reply....
It is not possible to delete the Microsoft account that was used to set up your phone. You will need to reset your phone and set it up again with another account. Which will lose all your apps, music, etc. Hopefully this problem will be fixed in Windows 10 for phones.
Can you change the settings yourself. If so, you can follow this guide: How to Set Up and Manage Email Sync on Windows Phone 8. In the settings you cannot only set the interval at which the account should be synced (every 30 or 60 minutes for example) but also from which moment on the mail should be retrieved. For example: from the past 3 or 7 days, last ...
You can accomplish seeing sub-folder notifications with Windows 10 Mobile with some outlook rule tricks. One way is by simply editing the outlook rule used to move the email to a sub-folder. The option you want is "display a Desktop Alert." While this does make the rule client-only and thus only works when Outlook is running, it is a workaround.
The contacts are stored locally on your device, however there isn't a "phone only" address book.
Contacts are kept synchronised with your Live account (or any other account that supports SyncML, such as Google, or if you have one, Exchange Server - or anything that can pretend to be one), so you can choose which cloud service you prefer to use to back up ...
Open Windows Live Mail.
Click Contacts folder, click Export button and select comma separated values (.CSV).
In the CSV Export window click browse and select the Desktop folder.
Type WLMContacts in the file name and then click the Save button.
Click Next and select all the fields that you want to export, click Finish button and wait for the export process to ...
I don't think you can delete events en masse on your phone. The only way to wipe a calendar of all events is to delete and recreate it.
To do so, follow these steps:
Log in to https://calendar.live.com
Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and select Options
Click on the calendar you want to wipe
In the top bar, click Delete, then confirm you want ...
The reason you see this happens is because your phone only syncs your pictures to OneDrive when it takes them. Once you take a picture it is saved locally. At the phone's earliest convenience, it will upload the file to OneDrive. Changes to your pictures in OneDrive do not sync back to your phone.
Also if you delete a photo from your phone, the copy in ...
I found a post on setting up hotmail for the iphone oddly enough, that helped me.
according to the post the proper server name is m.hotmail.com
Go to Outlook Mail
At the bottom of screen, press ... and go to settings
Click on first option, Manage Accounts
Click on your desired account(if you have more than 1 email account)
Click on " Change mailbox sync settings "
Change Download new e-mail setting to "as items arrive"
Click save and exit.
The default sync speed is "based on my usage", which can leave it a long while before it syncs back. I'd suggest changing the pc to synchronise "as items arrive" (assuming on power, with non metered internet connection); the phone we'll them notice the change a lot quicker...
My wife had this happen to her, shortly after an update. After a day or so it started working again. I wouldn't do a hard reset. Maybe a soft reset tho if it still persists.
Also, you can try Wifi vs Cell signal.
By default, Windows Phone stores you contacts within an online service (be it Outlook.com, Gmail, etc.). You will need to add the account back, to get the contacts - if required, you can reset your account password online
If you're unable to go through without password, you must be facing trouble in signing in your microsoft account. What you have done is perhaps you have tried to sign out from all of the devices using your PC or another signed in device (other than this one). What you should do is:
Make sure you are connected to network.
Go to Settings>Accounts>Email & ...
You cannot delete primary account. If outlook account is your primary account on phone then factory reset is the only option for you.
As per the Windows service status website, outlook currently has a issues with IMAP and POP users. Web access is working fine at the moment.
Check the status here: https://portal.office.com/servicestatus
It is not possible to view these online. For some users, it is not possible to even view the received messages on outlook.com.
If you want to view your backed up messages, currently the only way to do so is by following the steps in my answer to this question:
How can I backup my SMS
Microsoft KB article 2933402 lists the following possible causes for this problem:
You may get this error if:
You bulk deleted items, such as text message threads.
You deleted or moved many email items over a period of time.
It goes on to suggest that the following solutions be tried in order. After each solution, try syncing your phone ...
Unfortunately, that feature is currently not available. You could always try third party applications. I use an app called TinyDo.
You are able to create categories for tasks. Which is very handy if you need to be able to sort your tasks (work, school, home, etc.) It stays very true to the Metro design language, however it does not have notifications of ...
Error code : 80C805E2 showing Cannot synchronise mail
Go to settings-email+accounts and delete your mail account from the list. Dont worry your account will not be affected and only its information will be taken out from the phone. Again you add the account by pressing + new account and synchronise.
Hope your problem is resolved :)
Came across this in another forum post which might be helpful.
click on Messaging
turn ON on or OFF both of the below
"Use Facebook chat" and "chat backup"
Your sync should work just fine now.
The error is because the above settings are dependent on another, "Use Facebook chat" has to be on if "...
The phone does not immediately push the draft to the server. You might want to check on the phone.
Go to the mail app
Tap the menu and select folders
Select the drafts folder under the correct email account (you could have more than one)