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Subject: Re: HTML-enabled mailing lists
From: Norbert Bollow <nb @ thinkcoach . com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 07:33:05 +0200
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
Cc: wmcguire @ cybercom . net
In-reply-to: <352a0768 . 9207331 @ mail . cybercom . net> (message from Wayne McGuire on Thu, 02 Apr 1998 21:48:41 GMT)
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Wayne McGuire <wmcguire @
 cybercom .
 net> wrote on majordomo-users:

> Microsoft is reportedly working on additions to
> Windows that will include and greatly improve on
> the best features of majordomo, listserv and
> similar programs for managing mailing lists. This
> new software will not only be fully HTML/XML
> aware, but be substantially framed in XML. I
> wonder if the majordomo community, and the
> traditional Unix community in general, sees what
> is coming.

Do anyone have detailed information about this, especially in what ways
Microsoft plans to improve?

If Microsoft decides to exploit their strong market position by making
MLM software widely available which easy to use but which does not
interoperate well with most e-mail clients on non-Microsoft operating
systems, then the internet has a problem.

What do you think about this? Is this a real danger? If so, what can be
done against it?

May blessings from the eternal God surprise and overtake you!

Norbert Bollow, Zuerich, Switzerland     Backup E-mail address: NB @
Churchplanters E-mail conference, see

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