Outgoing Network Connections made by Skylook

Posted by Jeremy Hague | Skylook Team on Aug 04, 2008

Skylook makes the following outgoing network connections:

  • The product periodically checks for new versions on the Skylook site. This takes place in the background. No information is transmitted in the check other than the URL http://www.skylook.biz/latestversion2 .
  • If a new update is detected, the product displays a window with buttons allowing you to see details of the new update, and allowing you to go directly to the download page. Both of these buttons start up a web browser window and automatically take you to the appropriate pages on the Skylook site.
  • The installer contains buttons to allow you to view details regarding the operating environment etc. These buttons start up a web browser window and automatically take you to the appropriate pages on the Skylook site.
  • The product contains a menu item that allows you to view the on-line help. This menu item starts up a web browser window and automatically take you to the help pages on the Skylook site.

Depending on your firewall settings, you may need to unblock these attempts to connect to the internet in order for these capabilities to work correctly.

Skylook Operating Environment

Posted by Jeremy Hague | Skylook Team on Aug 04, 2008

Skylook works on these operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (32 bit & 64 bit versions [NOTE: Office 32 bit, the default option, must be installed, not Office 64 bit])
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000

IMPORTANT: You must use a Windows account with Administrator access in order to install Skylook.

Skylook works with these versions of Skype:

  • V1.x
  • V2.x
  • V3.x
  • V4.0
  • V4.1
  • V4.2
  • V5.0

Skylook works with these versions of Outlook:

  • Outlook 2000
  • Outlook XP/2002
  • Outlook 2003
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2010 (NOTE: 64 bit Windows supported, but only if 32 bit Office is installed [this is the default installation])

Skylook works with this hardware:

  • Windows compatible PC
  • Pentium 4 or better
  • 2.0 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB or more
  • Any Skype-compatible sound card or USB phone

Important note regarding outgoing network connections made by Skylook

Skylook Installation Help

Posted by Jeremy Hague | Skylook Team on Aug 04, 2008

This page shows you how to proceed with Skylook installation from within Skype’s Extras Manager.

1. You should see a “Thanks for downloading Skylook” page with the Skylook version number, along with links that allow you to review the available operating environments, and to see other details about Skylook.

2. Click the “Install” button and follow the instructions presented.

3. After the installation wizard has completed, start Outlook. (Skylook does not have a separate start menu – it starts automatically when you run Outlook).

4. The Skylook licensing and startup wizards will be displayed. Follow the prompts to configure Skylook.

5. Follow these installation instructions to ensure that Skylook will properly connect to Skype.

Which version of Skype do you have installed?

I have Skype version 3.8 or later
I have Skype version 3.6 or earlier
I’m not sure – how do I tell?

Installation instructions for Skype version 3.8 or later.
a. When Skylook connects to Skype for the first time, a balloon will above your Windows system tray (as pictured below). Click on Click here to accept/deny.

Skype 3.8 notification

b. The Skype Client window will appear on your screen (as pictured below). Click on the text skylook.exe.

Skype 3.8 notification

c. The Skype security window will appear (as pictured below). Select the Allow this program to use Skype option and click OK.

Skype 38 notification

Installation instructions for Skype version 3.6 or earlier.
a. When Skylook connects to Skype for the first time, the following dialog will appear:

Skype Security Dialog

b. This is a standard security dialog that Skype shows for all third party applications that use Skype. It is designed to stop unauthorised software accessing Skype. You must click one of the “Allow…” options in order for Skylook to operate. If you accidentally click OK before setting the option correctly, you can follow these instructions to allow Skylook to access Skype.

How to tell which version of Skype you have installed
a. Double click on the green Skype icon in your system tray, or open Skype if it isn’t already running. Click on the Skype Help Menu, and then click About (as pictured below):

Skype About

2. The version of Skype you currently have installed is shown (in bold):

Skype version

Which version of Skype do you have installed?

I have Skype version 3.8 or later
I have Skype version 3.6 or earlier

7. On completion of the wizard, you will notice the Skylook toolbar underneath the standard Outlook toolbars.

8. Click here for a full list of Skylook Prerequisites.