I am also not receiving any emails, or receiving them 8 or 9 hours after they've been sent. That doesn't work for me!
I test sent myself an email thinking it might be my Outlook program --- sent the same email with attachment to my Comcast email, and CC'd my hotmail address. The message came through to my hotmail almost instantly. Took almost 9 hours for the same message to come through to my Comcast.
Apparently sending is working, but receiving is severely lagging. They probably changed server numbers (or whatever they are called) again and didn't bother to tell us. The notice will probably come through with the next bill increase. Arggh. Nothing peeves me more than paying for a service I'm not receiving.
P.S. Hotmail is FREE.