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I don’t know about you, but one thing that have always driven me me crazy about Hotmail accounts is the lack of POP3 settings. Without the POP3 settings, I’m basically unable to download my messages using my mobile devices own e-mail software.

When I came across the WindowsLive blog post “A new way to get Hotmail on your phone“, I thought “finally, my life will get easier.” However, the excitement didn’t last long… right on the first paragraph, the team already states that POP3 is only available in the following locations: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

On the bright side, at least they’re planning on releasing POP3 to other locations throughout the year. I would expect Microsoft services to be released to the rest of the world only after US market had already been serviced, but if we have been forgotten in this first batch, I just hope we’re on the priority list for the next ones.

And you? Do you have a Hotmail account in US? If so, has the lack of POP3 settings for your hotmail accounts affected you somehow?