Push Email with Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Mobile 6.0

Push email has always been a matter of pride for the road warriors. Having email delivered to your mobile device the instant it lands on your mail server - that's like ultimate nirvana! RIM had the first popular commercial implementation with their BlackBerry enterprise server and BlackBerry devices. Windows Mobile introduced it with WM5 MSFP […]

Push email has always been a matter of pride for the road warriors. Having email delivered to your mobile device the instant it lands on your mail server - that's like ultimate nirvana! RIM had the first popular commercial implementation with their BlackBerry enterprise server and BlackBerry devices. Windows Mobile introduced it with WM5 MSFP (Messaging and Security Feature Pack) which works with Exchange 2003 SP2 and (now) Exchange 2007. Steve Jobs announced push email using Yahoo for the iPhone which was probably the first announcement of push-email for non-enterprise (and free) email provider.

Well, with Windows Live Hotmail and WM6, we have push email support for free! And it works pretty darn well. If you have access to a WM6 device, sign up for Windows Live Hotmail (www.hotmail.com). On your WM6 device, open up Windows Live.

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