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THOUGHT: Where is the E-Mail Push for MSN Hotmail Plus?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 25.07.06 - 14:04:26 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 22208x
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Under the subject "Microsoft, please add push functionality to Hotmail for Microsoft mobile devices!" Robert Webbe (you know - the guy who knows everything about Bluetooth A2DP and AVRC) sent me an interesting E-Mail yesterday and the topic he raised is absolutely worth to discuss.
Why is msn not offering MSFP functionalities for its MSN Hotmail Plus service which costs yearly 19,99 Euro already!
I mean, for sure you get for your 20 Euro 2 GB storage space, you can send and receive E-Mails with up to 20 MB attachments and you are not bothered by any ad-banners but - and this might make the Hotmail Plus so worth for some - you can also access your Hotmail account via Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.
Well, if you read Outlook and Outlook Express, it might be worth to think about support for Pocket Outlook as well and not just POP3 or IMAP4 access but the full E-Mail push functionality, Microsoft's own Exchange 2003 SP2 server offers for Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PC Phone Editions.

The only reason I can think about, why MSN Hotmail Plus isn't supporting push E-Mail, is that Hotmail is for sure (I think) not working with standard Exchange 2003 servers but something different, even bigger and better scaleable. But anyway, even if Hotmail isn't using Exchange 2003, it would be a cool feature to have Microsoft's Messaging Feature Pack (without Security but why not with security like remote wipe as well) supported for premium MSN accounts too.

Something I have to dig into and I have to ask my contacts at Microsoft, if MSN has any plans to support push E-Mail for Hotmail as well.

Cheers ~ Arne

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