I thought I mentioned this months ago but can’t find it in my archives… if it’s a repeat, sorry (and please let me know what date it ran.)
Hotmail lets you assign contacts to categories; Outlook lets you assign categories to contacts. So why don’t the Categories sync when you use the Outlook Connector?
Categories don’t sync as categories because “categories” doesn’t mean the same thing in each program. Hotmail’s categories are Outlook’s distribution list (or Contact groups for Outlook 2010 users).
If you assign a category in Hotmail, you’ll find it does sync to Outlook – creating a distribution list of the same name in Outlook’s contact folder. DL’s sync up to Hotmail – as contact categories.
Outlook Contact Groups == > Hotmail Categories
Published March 9, 2011. Last updated on September 10, 2013.