Lately I had a tough time working things around my outlook and the web wasn’t of much help. After a lot of searching I came across this video that guides step by step on how to sync a hotmail account with outlook 2007 / 2010 / 2013. This also works fine on outlook version 2003. And guess what? This is without using hotmail connector. Hope this will help someone save the time I had wasted in finding the solution. Happy emailing!