Understanding Outlook and Live Mail "Categories"

I've had a few questions about categories in Office Live Mail accounts not syncing to Outlook using the Outlook connector. This isn't a problem with Outlook or the connector but rather with the use of the term "Category" in Hotmail/Live accounts. Hotmail lets you assign contacts to categories; Outlook lets you assign categories to contacts.  

Using Large Distribution Lists

My mail provider allows me to use distribution lists with up to 500 members but when I use Outlook 2007, I can only send to about 100 people. Is there any way I can send more than 100 emails from distribution list? No, you can't use larger distribution lists with Outlook if Outlook says "No".  

How to Forward a Distribution list

How to forward an Outlook Contact Group (distribution list). When you forward the list in Internet Format, a text file containing a list of members. T he recipient can copy the member list from the text file and create their won contact group.

Using Categories for Dynamic Distribution Lists

To use categories to create a dynamic distribution list, switch to the By Category view then select the category group you want to send a message to. You can use this method to create meeting requests, appointments, task, or journal items. In Outlook 2007 and 2010, to create an appointment linked to a contact or  

Create a Contact Group from a List of Addresses

How to create an Outlook distribution list or contact group from any list of email addresses, including a spreadsheet in Excel or a custom view in Outlook (with only the display name and email address visible.)

How to Print an Exchange Distribution List

Many thanks to Hernan Cibello for this tip, originally used with Exchange 5.5 and Outlook 2000. With later versions of Exchange and Outlook, you need to add the distribution list to a new message form and expand it. Copy and paste the names into an Outlook distribution list form and Outlook will resolve the names