I created a SharePoint custom list and now I want to connect this list to Outlook.

How is it possible to do this?

P.S. From task list or document library I am successful in attaching the list to Outlook. I do this by: document list-->Action-->connect to outlook.

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From my research I found that By default the custom lists cannot connect to outlook. All the fields required for the outlook are not present in outlook.

You can try this tool - stssyncprovider


It MIGHT be pretty easy:

Try to use the task list and then delete columns and views you dont need. You basicly strip that task list down to a pseudo-custom list. Worked for me the last time, but you might have other requirements we dont know about.


Why would you wanna do this? If you need your list content offline, you might take a look at SharePoint Workspace. If you need the information in your Inbox, you could either subscribe to the list's RSS-feed or configure E-Mail notifications for that list to be sent whenever list content changes.

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