As of September 2008, Windows Live Hotmail Plus ($19.95 a year) users have had the option of using POP3 (pop3.live.com on port 995) from any device with an e-mail application. However, one of the biggest complaints from hardcore Hotmail users has been the lack of this feature for all accounts, especially since other e-mail services offer it.
It's been speculated for a while now that Microsoft has plans to offer POP3 access to all users, and it appears that this will finally happen sometime this year. User cebcubs on windowslivehelp.com asked whether the software giant was planning on finally giving in and offering the feature to users of the free service. Although not very specific, the answer given was a positive one:
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