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

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sat Jul 29 12:24:15 CDT 2006

>From: Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net>
>Date: 2006/07/29 Sat PM 12:05:58 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] (Offtopic) X-Message-Flag fun for Outlook  users

>Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> Look, I don't want to make a big deal out of this (too late?) but really, step back for a minute - what numerous people are defending, nay, encouraging is the exploitation of a platform-specific feature in the software to annoy users into changing their platform... 
>Actually, no, I really don't care that much whether people change their
>platform.  I just want them to get aware enough of its problems top
>pester Microsoft enough to get Microsoft to *secure* it so that the rest
>of us don't have to deal with all the fallout and collateral damage.
>If enough of their customers complain, sooner or later even Microsoft
>will have to listen.

You do realize, Mr. Quixote, that you are talking about the company that is writing $2.5M checks to the EU becuse it chooses not to comply with thier regulations? A few folks complaining about X-Message-Flag pop-ups will result in folks tuning out the folks that send them, not to change their software.

If I get bad gas at the local SHell gas station, I avoid the local Shell gas station, I don't switch to an electric car... Folks annoyed by the pop-ups will take the path of least resistance and unsubscribe I suspect, not call Microsoft to task for leaving a hole for some folks to exploit to annoy others with (whatever their motive)...


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