my temporary solution is this
a) go to BIS site, and create a filter to basically ignore emails from your own address
b) go to gmail and set up a filter to delete any email that comes from your address as well
this so far has allowed me to recieve all my email for my @gmail address, but it keeps em from showing up on my desktop when i reply to them.
PS, im not sure if its new, but i sucessfully set up a free hotmail account on BIS today