Thursday, July 14, 2005
How Screwed Up Is Microsoft?
A funny thing turned up in my “Junk E-mail” box at my Microsoft Hotmail account last night.
It was an email to myself, from my own Microsoft Hotmail account—one of those automatic reminders you set up in the Hotmail calendar to notify you with an email when a meeting is coming up.
That’s right—Microsoft diverted its own email into the “Junk E-mail” box, along with emails from people with all kinds of wonderful free offers for me, including “Mariah” and “jessicafadmail.com” and “Tammy” and “GET-GREAT-CREDIT.”
I suppose you could look at this absurd situation two ways:
1. It’s yet another example of how clueless Microsoft has become regarding the mediocre technology it’s fobbed onto the rest of the world over the years.
2. Microsoft has finally gotten its act together, now that one of its software products has demonstrated the capability of identifying Microsoft’s own products as junk.
I Am Not Making This Up
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Posted by Jeff Matthews at 10:10 AM