[FoRK] Outlook Is Awful

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Apr 1 10:11:09 PDT 2011

X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook 14.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1255"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

Exhibit 1: Inability to do proper inline display and quoting.  Outlook is blown out of the water by Thunderbird (and others).  
Pathetic, non-professional level crap.

Exhibit 2: windows-1255?  Really?  On MacOS+Thunderbird, this results in a bizarro font where upper case letters are a couple point 
sizes taller than other characters.  Annoying.  Has Microsoft heard of Unicode?

Exhibit 3: base64 for a simple text message?  Really?  Can't spring for quotable text?  Maybe it's Mailman's fault:

X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by xent.com id

In any case, Microsoft fail...


On 4/1/11 9:59 AM, Jeffrey Kay wrote:
> Inline below ...
> --- jeff | jeff at jeffreykay.com | www.jeffreykay.com (blog) |
> www.kayslens.com (photos) | kosherhog (twitter) | i'm a pc | החזיר כשר
> On 3/31/11 5:43 PM, Jeffrey Kay wrote:
>> I wasn't so much throwing dirt (full disclosure to others that don't
>> know
>> --- I work on Windows Phone at Microsoft) --- just interested in
>> knowing
> I don't think he was referring to you dissing the Goog.
> And good luck with that.  ;-)
> [jbk] Thanks :-)  This is by far the best stuff I've worked on since joining
> MSFT 6 years ago (passed that milestone on Monday the 28th).  But it's a
> long road from here.


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