Microsoft to ignore web standards in Outlook 2010

It seems that Microsoft decision to continue working with the word engine to process/design emails in outlook 2010 is making waves through a twitter campaign, which gained almost 20,000 twits.

Behind the campaign stands the Email Standards Project, which trys to improve the support on web startands in email clients.

The Email Standards Project is about working with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email. The project was formed out of frustration with the inconsistent rendering of HTML emails in major email clients.

From the free software point of view, I’m happy to see a community of people gathering around to try and make the sure better for the users instead of the developers. This campaign also shows how to use twitter and a cool website to create some pressur on a verdor.

Good luck, and don’t forget you can always use Mozilla Thunderbird (:


Filed under Proprietary software

2 responses to “Microsoft to ignore web standards in Outlook 2010

  1. Jon

    HTML is not designed to be an email presentation frmat and is not good at the job anyway. Better would be to devise a new, appropriate language.

  2. please

    really.. is there ANY standard microsoft respect at all?

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