I am trying to find out how certain apps, such as MSN Messenger, and also Dekstop.com and a few others, are able to check for mail on a Hotmail account. I have heard something called HTTPMail, which is supposibly the protocol used by MS in Outlook Express to check mail on Hotmail, but I couldn't confirm it. I also heard a stupid answer such as "Parsing the HTML received". If the right way is HTTPMail, then the points would go to the one who can supply me with the specification to make an app use HTTPMail. If there is something else used, then I would love to hear about it.
To make things clear. The question is not what is used, but rather, how can I make an app to check mail on Hotmail.
Is this the right group to post this kind of message at all?