M$ email incompatibility [Was: Re: e-mail sending from a hotmail account via evolution]

Erik Christiansen dvalin at internode.on.net
Sun Nov 23 07:46:14 UTC 2008

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 08:12:26AM +0100, Carl Friis-Hansen wrote:
> It is worth thinking about telling your friends and family that you 
> changed to gmail or something non-M$, because only a week or two ago M$ 
> declared war against browsers running on non M$ computers! It shows in 
> Warmmail by letting you read all your mail, but being unable to compose 
> new ones.

I don't understand what products are being referred to, or how the
incompatibility is effected. Maybe M$ is just maintaining customary

> I know there are ways around this, but it is still a declared 
> war against the ever increasing thread from OSX and Linux.

Errm, is that sort of stuff legal in Europe now?

> - So I hereby claim the right to also be frank and say: "Fight the war
> on the right side of the front".

For my money, if folk can't communicate with me 'cos they're encumbered
by M$, it's their loss. (During 12 years at one company, management
especially understood: "If that needs to reach Erik, we have to send it
in plaintext or RTF.")


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