Firstly, many Windows Mobile users are not aware you can get free push Hotmail via Live for Windows Mobile. In fact, you can also store your contact in Microsoft’s cloud, with the only missing area being Calender, which does not sync.
However some users have been having issues with Push Hotmail not working reliably. The Live team has been investigating the issue and seemed to have found the cause. The issue only occur if you have your mail set to synchronize â€œAs items arriveâ€ in the â€œSync scheduleâ€ settings and if you are also signed in to Windows Live Messenger on your PC and your status is â€œOnlineâ€ or â€œIn a callâ€.
The workaround is to have Messenger on your PC in any state other than â€œOnlineâ€ or â€œIn a callâ€.
So ifÂ you have disabled â€œShow me as Away when Iâ€™m inactive forâ€¦â€ and/or â€œShow me as Busy and block my alerts when Iâ€™m running a full-screen programâ€¦â€ : turn it on again (Tools > Options > Personal).
Some issues can also be resolved by signing out of Messenger on your smartphone.
The work-around is only temporary, and the Live team are working on a server-side solution as we speak.