configuring hotmail for mac


New Email
I just changed from windows to mac. I am trying to set up hotmail. I have been using msn/hotmail on the pc. I am wanting to keep my email address. I have it set up on the mac and nearly all is well. The problem is address book no longer pops up when I start new mail. The process to start new mail and go to address book is more difficult to do now. Am I missing a setting or something? Thanks in advance for any help with this.