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JorgeA

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Hi Steve,

Not sure if you accept ideas for "Security now!" topics, but if you do, may I suggest taking a look at Microsoft's "New Outlook" app that's slated to completely replace the classic Outlook desktop client within a couple of years. In particular, I'd be curious to get your take on questions that have been raised as to whether New Outlook puts users' third-party emails on Microsoft servers, giving MS access to them.

For background, here are some discussions from reputable sources: here, here, here, and here.

Some discussions of New Outlook, such as Paul Thurrott's, have focused on the number of non-MS "partners" that are given access by the app, but I'm more interested in the question whether New Outlook users' emails do get put on MS servers even when sender and recipient are using an email service that's not by Microsoft. AFAIK, my Outlook desktop client doesn't do that: the path goes directly from (say) Gmail to AOL without MS servers getting involved.

Thanks in advance if you decide to tackle this question on SN, and for any insights you might provide even if they don't make it to a future episode of SN.
 
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