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MS Reaffirms Outlook Express Support
By: MarkJ - 15 August, 2003 (1:04 PM)

Following a customer outcry and some internal confusion, Microsoft has been forced to reaffirm its continued support for Outlook Express, the software giantís most popular e-mail client:

As ZDNet Australia reported earlier this week, Microsoft had planned to stop product development on Outlook Express, which forms part of the Internet Explorer code bundled with consumer versions of Windows. "The technology doesn't go away, but no new work is being done," Office product manager Dan Leach said.

However, Leach has now stepped away from his original comments, claiming that while Microsoft had originally planned to halt new work on Outlook Express, the situation has since changed.

"I sat down with the Windows team today, and they tell me my comments were inaccurate," Leach said Friday. "Outlook Express was in sustain engineering, but customers asked for continued improvement, and we are doing that. Microsoft will continue its innovation around the email experience in Windows."

More @ ZDNet.

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