I have used the free VBSendMail component, which herreruud had recommended once upon a time from http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=109
It worked fine internally. This is the first time i use it externally. From within my network that uses SMTP and a Firewall, it never reached a hotmail account!
Although i have specified the SMTPHost property to our IP, it still doesn't work to hotmail!