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Microsoft declares Lindows emails spam, it's claimed

Robertson's newsletter relegated to "junk" category
Sun Jan 26 2003, 10:44
A REPORT IN AUSTRALIAN newspaper The Age said that MSN subscribers can't receive mail from lindows.com, the firm in litigation with Microsoft over the word "windows".

In a report, the paper quoted Michael Robertson as saying that Microsoft has started labelling his newsletter, Michael's Minute, as spam.

That sends it, if people use MSN, into a folder called Junk - part of the Vole's initiative to prevent people from getting unsolicited spammish email.

And, according to Robertson, that just isn't fair, as the only people who get his newsletter are people who ask to be placed on his list to receive the e-publication.

Lindows and Microsoft are hammering it out in US courts over whether the word "Lindows" can be used - it being so close to the word "Windows".

One might ask whether if some bright spark wrote software called Widows™ - the kind of OS that keeps husbands away from their families for too long a period - Microsoft might throw a fit at that, too.

You can find The Age story here. µ

 

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