Push email with Hotmail?

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  1. brian4610 macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering how push email works, and if it works with hotmail?

    I currently receive alerts on my phone (non-iphone) in the form of a text message, and from there i can log onto MobileMSN to retrieve said email if i choose. My question is, how does push email work, and would it work with Hotmail.

    One of my concerns is, that i'm charged or i should say, these alerts that i get count towards my alloted texts per month. If push email works by sending me the actual email without using a text message, i might not have to go for the unlimited text plan if i choose to get an iphone.

    thanks in advance...
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    hotmail is not implemented very well and can only be accessed using a web browser - iphone and most other programs will not work with it

    so your solutions:
    leave as it is
    or get a yahoo account, which supports push, and set the hotmail account to forward everything to the yahoo account
     
  3. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    Or get mobile me and forward your emails to your mobile me account. You would get push email that way.
     
  4. brian4610 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i know this won t answer your question, but have you considered switching to gmail. it took me about a year or so to transition from hotmail to gmail getting everyone of my contacts a nd stuff to send to my gmail instead but im so glad i did it,,and then i get free push email..imap
     
  7. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    hotmail blows without being a premium member. get mobile me
     
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  9. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

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    I don't think you get push even with premium.
    I'm a premium member (was upgraded for free when it launched as used it nearly since launch of hotmail!) and I've never seen a push setting, but then I rarely use hotmail interface anymore, I use it via mac mail, so potentially things have changed.
     
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