No problems connecting, receiving or sending. However, this is my first phone where what I've read, deleted, etc. on the computer either via Outlook 2007 or directly at Hotmail doesn't happen on the Hero. Whatever Hotmail on the Hero shows, stays that way. In other words, if I don't read the email on the phone, it stays marked as unread even if I've read it on the computer- and this is regardless of how much time transpires.My other phones updated the in-phone hotmail content in accordance with the "how often check mail" parameter.