As many as 18 million Hotmail subscribers will be weaned Monday from a free service that lets them export e-mail to another mail client, under Microsoft MSN's new spam-fighting plan.
Hotmail, the Internet portal's Web-based e-mail service, has long offered subscribers the ability to use a technology standard known as Web DAV (Web distributed authoring and versioning) to download e-mail from Hotmail into Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express for free.
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Re: Hotmail to wean users from free export tool by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 28 2004 @ 13:48:25 CEST
We know HotMail and WebDav well.
We wrote a HotMail Inbox Watcher Klip that lets anyone monitor their HotMail Inbox for new messages from their desktop – and see a preview – without having to manually login to check for new messages.
In creating the HotMail Inbox Watcher, we got the strong sense that the only other companies using HotMail/WebDav were spammers exploiting Microsoft HotMail.
We would like to see Microsoft support an API for HotMail so other sanctioned applications could integrate with HotMail and continue to increase its value for end-users. We are trying to work with Microsoft to promote this as an option for third-party companies.
The HotMail Inbox Watcher Klip runs in KlipFolio, a platform for intelligent awareness of changes to remote data. KlipFolio is free for personal, non-commercial.
You can download it at http://www.serence.com/
Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 29 2004 @ 23:33:42 CEST
So. . .
Microsoft's solution to spamming is to screw millions of the law abiding users of hotmail?
It's crazy moves like these that have created an almost universal hatred of microsoft among computer programmers, website developers and graphic designers.