[oclug] Hotmail Fiasco
amoamasam at sympatico.ca
Wed Apr 4 19:13:58 EDT 2001
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001 18:02:17 -0500 Chris Herrnberger wrote:
> Followup article form the Register. This is getting good...:)
> see http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/18106.html
> As they put it, brief summary:
> Passport to hell
> "We've had letters from Hotmail users ranging from IT consultants to
> screenwriters vowing never to use the service again. (We'll post a
> shortly). And some websites are reciprocating Microsoft's Passport
> terms, by
> beginning to block Hotmail email too. Steve Litt of Troubleshooters.com
> revised his own terms to block Passport services. Moongroup simply
> incoming postings from Hotmail, MSN, or Microsoft itself. "
> heheh ah this is gonna be fun.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. In the meantime, what do
we do here on OCLUG? When I posted my suggestion of a rejection of
MSN/Passport packets from OCLUG servers, I received a (very civil) note
off-list from an active member which explained how that action would
probably lead to his un-subscription, owing to the networking arrangement
at his workplace. That's probably true in more than one case, and
therefore I think our response to this issue should resemble Dan York's
suggestion: that messages be automatically sent to those who interact
OCLUG via MSN/Passport services, at least in the short term. Maybe a
special header, if that's possible.
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