Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

+ - Microsoft Kills Security Update Emails, Blames Canada->

Submitted by tsu doh nimh
tsu doh nimh (609154) writes "In a move that may wind up helping spammers, Microsoft is blaming a new Canadian anti-spam law for the company’s recent decision to stop sending regular emails about security updates for its Windows operating system and other Microsoft software. Some anti-spam experts who worked very closely on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) say they are baffled by Microsoft’s response to a law which has been almost a decade in the making. Indeed, an exception in the law says it does not apply to commercial electronic messages that solely provide “warranty information, product recall information or safety or security information about a product, goods or a service that the person to whom the message is sent uses, has used or has purchased.” Several people have observed that Microsoft likely is using the law as a convenient excuse for dumping an expensive delivery channel."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Microsoft Kills Security Update Emails, Blames Canada

Comments Filter:

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun

Working...