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Now you can use Exchange connectivity on your Hotmail account from your mobile device or compatible software.  POP3 and IMAP be gone – EAS is here.  From the announcement:

Setup details: I encourage you to take a look at the phone-specific setup instructions and known issues at the Windows Live Solution Center page on Active Sync setup

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As reported by CNet, Hotmail will be getting Exchange ActiveSync support on Monday. What does this mean?  It means better syncing of your email including folder management, push notifications, delete, and more reliable overall connections between Hotmail, iPhone, Palm Pre, Windows Phone and any other phone including Android that supports ActiveSync or Exchange server connection.

I have used the upcoming feature in testing and can say it worked in my case exactly as advertised.  Glad to see the Hotmail team make this investment – surely not a small engineering job.