Do you attach your Facebook picture to your work e-mails? – Microsoft Outlook Social Connector

Blog post   •   Nov 01, 2011 09:56 GMT

What is Microsoft Outlook Social Connector ?

Many Facebook users have their work e-mail address as their primary e-mail address in Facebook, which means that their profile picture is automatically displayed at the bottom of all outgoing (work) e-mails they send in Outlook. If you didn’t realise this or don’t want your customers, suppliers, the Board, etc. to receive your Facebook profile picture in all your work e-mails, read on! Outlook Social Connector is a free programme, and you don’t know which of your contacts are using it.

Microsoft Outlook Social Connector is a free plug-in program for Outlook 2010 and a tool from Microsoft that enables you to link Facebook to your Outlook account and bring together all previous Outlook e-mails, Facebook status updates, etc. in one single place, in Outlook. What this means in concrete terms is that at the bottom of the e-mail, where there used to be a anonymous profile picture with the name of everyone included in the e-mail (with e-mail addresses), there is now information from the sender’s various social media. For example, you can choose to retrieve information from senders’ Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. A precondition for including more detailed content is that you’re already a “friend” of the person on Facebook and LinkedIn. What you might not have known is that everyone who has Social Connector for Outlook installed will automatically see your profile picture from Facebook at the bottom of all incoming e-mails they receive from you. So it can be a good idea to give some thought to which profile picture you’re using or to follow the tip below about how you change your primary e-mail address in Facebook and delete the link to your Outlook account. Both Facebook and LinkedIn just keep on growing, so it’s a reasonable guess that more and more people will be installing Outlook Social Connector to keep themselves updated with their social networks...

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