Monday, September 27, 2004

Microsoft does it again

I found this little piece of news. Basically it says that Microsoft is going to start charging for its service which allows its MSN and Hotmail users to download their e-mails off the servers to Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook. And there we have it folks, one more example of Microsoft joining the dark side. They say that their doing it to stop spammers. But we all know that its just another scheme to make some more money at the expense of the free Net. Though the charge isn't too much and only about 5% to 10% of MSN and Hotmail users actually use the service, it is none the less, just a bit annoying.

So folks if you're still on a Hotmail or MSN e-mail, I do suggest you get off it. I suggest that you try Yahoo! or even better, Gmail, if you can get someone to give you an invite. And while you're at it you might want to try out the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program. Believe me, it rocks. And with a few third party programs like gPopper or YahooPOPs you can use or Gmail or Yahoo accounts just like a standard POP account. Good luck, and see you later.

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