Sunday, September 07, 2008

Wrangling with GMail

OK, here's a rant:

10 years of Google. And it's beginning to treat its customers(*) like MS. Today, I wanted to mail myself(!) a zip file as a backup. Gmail wouldn't let me, though, because the zip contained "an executable,... blah, security". Well, yes, there was a .bat in the zip. But this sure reminded me of long-gone days when my employers forced me to use Outlook (which did not not allow to open received executables unless you really really wanted to and hacked the registry). When will we see a GMail Clippy?

Btw: if you ever wondered what happened to MS's Clippy:



From: http://blogs.msdn.com/officeoffline/archive/2008/05/27/do-not-go-gentle-into-that-good-night-part-3.aspx

(*) yes, I am a paying customer. I bought storage space.

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