Originally Posted by bodysurf
When I attempt that, Hotmail does not permit it and returns the following error: "You're only able to forward mail to a custom domain or an e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, or live.com. Please try again."
This is so very typical of M$. Get you on board, then lock you in, so you can't go elsewhere without a major hassle. Do yourself a favor and distance yourself from this monopolistic company. Hotmail is sub par compared to other free services such as gmail, which impose no such ridiculous restrictions on its users.