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November 10, 2003

From the Dept. of Borderline Cases

Posted by Mike on November 10, 2003 10:06 AM

Outlook 2003's default refusal to display images in HTML mail has at least one direct marketing industry type worried about the bottom line. Unfortunate tip-of-the-hand: Worry that Microsoft's decision will "solidify a correlation between e-mail that's not from a known source with 'junk.'"

For most of us, most of the time, that's exactly what "e-mail that's not from a known source" is.

Sorry if some legitimate marketers are getting caught in the Spam War crossfire, not sorry Microsoft is cleaning up Outlook's act after years of creating the infrastructure that perpetuates some of the worst abuses on the 'net.