[rescue] (Offtopic) X-Message-Flag fun for Outlook users

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Sat Jul 29 08:41:05 CDT 2006

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> However, these flags don't just show up as nice little informational
> boxes on the message that I can look at and laugh; they also flag the
> message for followup.  Since I'm attempting to actually use some of
> the nicer features of Outlook (including the Search Folders
> functionality), these falsely-tagged messages are starting to become
> more of a nuisance.

Maybe you should configure Outlook to use some other way to tag
messages, one that can't be forged by senders?  Or perhaps just strip
X-Message-Flag: off incoming messages, so it doesn't matter?

Oh, it can't do that?  I guess you need a better-designed user agent.

> I do not want to appear like I'm getting angry at you -- I'm not.
> I'm merely hoping that I can convince you gentleman to find some
> other way of tweaking the nose of Outlook users.

Well, does the above count? :-)

For me, at least, it's less "Outlook users" than "Microsoft users"; the
former is just the only available approximation to the latter.  Every
Microsoft customer who continues to be so is one more reason for
Microsoft to do nothing about their disastrous software.  (If it
affected only their customers, I wouldn't care.  But the effects of
their insecurity are spewing all over everyone else's net as well.)

I'm not sure what I think of the request itself, yet.

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