How to to auto extract contacts from MSN (hotmail ) accounts

ChilliSauce
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Hi,

We are building an ONLINE application where we want to make it easy for people to pass a message onto their friends.

What we have built is a system where a customer can enter their gmail, yahoo, hotmail account etc and then add their password and it will import their contacts (groupon does a similar thing).

We have accomplished this with gmail and yahoo accounts but can't get it to work with hotmail.

Does anyone know if or how this could be accomplished?
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Use the Windows Live SDK

Here is the page for the REST API, but other APIs are available:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh243648.aspx#contact

Note that Hotmail and Windows Live are essentially the same thing now.

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