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Subject: Re: HTML-enabled mailing lists
From: murr rhame <murr @ vnet . net>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 22:25:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: Norbert Bollow <nb @ thinkcoach . com>
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM, wmcguire @ cybercom . net
In-reply-to: <199804030533 . HAA22911 @ pythagoras>

On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Norbert Bollow wrote:

> 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? 

I am not usually a Microsoft basher.  For the most part their software
does what I want it to do with minimal fuss.  On the other hand, MS
mailers are some of the worst on the net.  If they can not write a
decent personal mailer, I doubt they will make much headway in the MLM

- murr -

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