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Hotmail to get Exchange support; will finally push

by Dieter Bohn Thu, 26 Aug 2010 4:34 pm EDT

 In what has to be one of mobile tech's more extreme ironies, users of Microsoft's Hotmail email service have been suffering without proper Exchange support on most mobile devices for some time while Google has been offering ActiveSync for months now. Hotmail users haven't even able to use proper IMAP for syncing folders and read status.

That indignity will soon end, CNET reports, as Exchange ActiveSync will finally be available next week for Hotmail users.

What does this mean for you? Well - mainly it means that if you're a Hotmail user you will be able to re-set-up your email account as an Exchange account and get the benefits that brings: push email, sync'd read / unread / deleted statuses, folders, and the like.

Source: CNET; Thanks to Brett for the tip!