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[News] Microsoft + IE + Hotmail = Security Hazard

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Using IE with Hotmail's photo uploads led to security flaw (Updated)

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| The Windows Live Hotmail team has indicated that it has disabled adding 
| photos directly into the body of an e-mail due to a security flaw that occurs 
| when using Internet Explorer.  



Microsoft Restores Service After Hotmail Outage

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| Microsoft scrambled to fix a global outage that hit its Windows Live Hotmail
| service for several hours on Thursday.


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.


Hotmail holdouts grumble about 'pathetic' new interface

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| Microsoft isnât having much luck with the redesign of Hotmail, which is
| currently playing havoc with thousands of userâs emails.


Hotmail users bitch and moan about new interface

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| We asked Microsoft if it would respond to Hotmail users and their grumbles by
| providing the option to switch between modes, but at time of writing the
| company had not responded to our request for comment


Microsoft breaks HotMail for Linux users?

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| A Linux-Watch reader today reported difficulties using Microsoft's Hotmail
| service with Firefox browsers running on Linux operating systems. We
| confirmed that creating a new Hotmail account was not possible, due to an
| error message suggesting a "browser upgrade."


Microsoft Announces Changes for Accessing Hotmail with Outlook Express

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| Important news if you currently access your Windows Live Hotmail with Outlook
| Express, come June 30th. this will no longer be possible.
| Â Â A change is coming for users that access Hotmail with Outlook Express.
| Â Â Outlook Express uses a protocol called DAV (Distributed Authoring and
|   Versioning protocol) to access a Windows Liveâ Hotmail e-mail account.
| Â Â DAV, like POP3 or IMAP, is the way that a mail client communicates with a
| Â Â web-based mail server.


Hotmail doesn't work with Firefox 2.0: Microsoft answers to Linux users "Switch
to Outlook Express"

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| Iâm the increasingly discontent owner of an Hotmail account (donât laught, I
| subscribed back when Hotmail wasnât owned by Microsoft). Recently, in order
| to compete with Google on the Web, Hotmailâs interface was overhauled: it now
| has a âclassicâ interface, which works reasonably well but is still rather
| limited, and a supposedly âFullâ interface that should make it the equal of
| sites like Google Apps and Yahoo Mail/Calendar/etc.



Hotmail engine overhaul

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| The redesign effort, even its more ambitious aspects, is not
| a total wash, however.
| [...]
| With Hotmail, Microsoft was at the end of its development rope.
| Every new feature basically had to be "hacked" into the code.


Hotmail's antispam measures snuff out legit emails, too

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| Hotmail users and email server admins, beware: you may be unknowingly
| caught in the crossfire of Microsoft's war on spam. Unintended
| casualties include legitimate emails from domains with
| well-established reputations, which are systematically blocked
| with absolutely no notice and little recourse.


Hotmail still riddled with spam

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| Microsoft has admitted that up to 98 per cent of messages sent to
| Hotmail addresses are spam.
| [...]
| The findings will disappoint Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who
| predicted at the 2004 Davos World Economic Forum that spam would
| be "eliminated" within two years.

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