I finally got sick of it. Microsoft does some things well but is increasingly finding that the substitutes do it way better. If I wasn’t tied to MS project for my job I’d be on a Mac right now (I may still but need to evaluate some cross over products).
Case in point: Hotmail.
I quit using hotmail about a year ago now, mainly because I got sick of constantly weeding through spam. I still use MSN messenger to keep in touch with certain people so I am able to easily keep tabs on the growing size of my inbox. I am proud to announce that it topped 1,000 emails yesterday, 95% of which are sure to be spam.
On the flip side, I have been using Gmail for the past year or so and can remember only having to report 3-4 items as spam.
As you can see, Gmail still gets a lot of spam – the difference is that it goes to my spam folder, not my inbox. Once again Microsoft has missed the boat.