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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Hotmail Sinks Like a Rock, People Leave

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____/ Richard Rasker on Wednesday 12 November 2008 17:57 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Hotmail posts decline in traffic in U.S.
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>> | Many Hotmail users are threatening to leave the e-mail service in the
>> | wake of its most recent redesign. Turns out, though, that even before
>> | the revamp, they were on their way out, at least in the U.S.
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> http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/153992.asp?source=rss
> E-mail exchanged through Hotmail shows all the hallmarks of Microsoft's
> competence, adherence to standards, interoperability, and respect for
> users:
> - Automatic & unavoidable default top-posting when replying
> - Automatic & unavoidable ignoring of worldwide, 30-year-old standards for
> quotation marks and line-endings in e-mail, causing
> - Automatic & unavoidable total mess-up of quoted content
> - Automatic & unavoidable Microsoft spam attached to each and every message
> And indeed, recently:
> - Automatic & unavoidable nag messages prodding users to upgrade browsers.
> And to think that Hotmail was quite a decent service when it started out,
> back in 1996. But then it was sold off to Redmond, after which the
> inevitable quality erosion set in, only spiralling downwards in the past
> few years. Microsoft: "Whatever works, we'll break it"
> Richard Rasker

I stopped writing to some Hotmail accounts like my sister's because the SPAM
detector is too sensitive. Even PGP it won't tolerate. The same goes for

If I wrote something, I might as well ensure it reaches the recipient. People
who use Hotmail are losing their E-mails. The sooner they leave, the better. I
heard it's the same thing with Exchange (lots of mail being lost), based on a
friend's experience.

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