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Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:04:48 -0700
From: Reed Loden <>
Subject: [FD] Microsoft no longer sending e-mail based security notifications

I received the following e-mail from MSFT earlier today.

Any idea what these "changing governmental policies" are? This seems
pretty ridiculous to not send e-mail notifications anymore.


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Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:40:16 -0600
From: "Microsoft" <>
Subject: Microsoft Security Notifications

Title: Microsoft Security Notifications
Issued: June 27, 2014

Notice to IT professionals:

As of July 1, 2014, due to changing governmental policies concerning
the issuance of automated electronic messaging, Microsoft is
suspending the use of email notifications that announce the 

* Security bulletin advance notifications 
* Security bulletin summaries 
* New security advisories and bulletins
* Major and minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins

In lieu of email notifications, you can subscribe to one or more of
the RSS feeds described on the Security TechCenter website. 

For more information, or to sign up for an RSS feed, visit the
Microsoft Technical Security Notifications webpage at

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