The problem is that hotmail uses web advertising to pay for it. So the only access is via http. Hotmail doesn't support pop3 or smtp. Some third parties offer services to provide their own paths, but your info is going through them.
This was asked last night. Try a search for "hotmail".
GetMail v3.1., that's what I use to get my Hotmail sent straight to my iPhone
through Gmail. The Catch? you have to have a computer thats always on to forward you your Hotmail.I'm only using this temporarily while i slowly migrate to Gmail.