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Get ready. You’re about to download Skylook.

First things first: to run Skylook you need a Windows PC running Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 (Microsoft Outlook 2010 32bit version is supported). NOTE: Skylook is not compatible with Outlook Express. Skylook works on Windows 7 (32 bit & 64 bit).

If you’re new to Skylook, or are upgrading to Skylook, you get to use all features for free for 14 days (except where Skype charges apply – e.g. to call standard phones or to send SMS messages). Follow the steps below and you should be up and running in a couple of minutes.

1. Enter your name and email address below then click “Download Skylook!”. Click “Run” when prompted to commence installation.

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2. Follow the instructions in the wizard. (If you have problems installing, click here).

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 4.2 or later
I have Skype version 4.0 or later
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 4.0 or later.
Skype should show an “Allow access” button near the top right hand side of the main Skype window. Click it to allow Skylook to connect to Skype. (NOTE: If the right-hand panel is hidden in your Skype, Skype will instead pop up a separate window for you to allow access).

If you don’t see the button, go to Tools > Options > Advanced and click “Manage other programs access to Skype” near the bottom of the page. If Skylook appears in the list, click it and click the “Change” button to alter permissions.

If Skylook is not in the list, reboot your PC and try again.

If you still don’t see it, it is possible that security software is getting in the way. For example, Auslogics has an option to disable the Skype public API. Turning this option off (or similar options in other products) should resolve the issue.
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 4.2 or later
I have Skype version 4.0 or later
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.