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Re: NEVER open attachments
From: gadgeteer () elegantinnovations org
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 14:57:29 -0700

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 03:42:10PM -0500, VB (vb () bitsmart com) wrote:
Thanks for the info. i did open your attachment.
Now dont hurt yourself falling off your high horse. I did not write Outlook
Express, perhaps your bitterness would be better off directed to those that
did.

from a private email:
[...]
  The original MS-MAIL came from a Canadian company
  that MS acquired way back. Some of the people in the
  Redmond building 16 were veterans from that old company.
  The reply semantics in their mail client dated back to
  those days, before MS was even on the scene.
[edit note: above bit refers to the top post and other M$ MUA behavior]

  Before that, in 1993 or so, I wrote a paper for a PM
  at MS which outlined how to fixup the then 'Capone'
  project (which was named 'Outlook' later) such that
  it interoperated with SMTP and POP and used sensible
  reply semantics. I didn't get that contract because the PM
  discovered that an engineer there had independently
  written his own Internet mail client, which was called
  'Athena' then, and which eventually became 'Outlook Express'.
[...]

PM == project manager

A little (perhaps) unwritten history...
-- 
Chief Gadgeteer
Elegant Innovations

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