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Microsoft Send

Microsoft Send is a new mail client by Microsoft for iPhones and soon Windows Phone and Android phones. Send is designed to send quick, short messages to contacts. Instead of building a chat application build on a proprietary protocol, Send sends and receives its messages over email and uses your existing mailbox to handle the messages. What makes Send neat is that I can start a conversation within the app and when I get back to my computer, I can log into Outlook Web Access and continue the conversation.

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Messages to and from the Send app do not utilize subjects lines.

 

Messages Sending a message from my personal account with Office365 to my Word to the Wise account and the email looks like any other email I received except with the #Send on the subject line.

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The message goes through the same outbound mail servers as if I sent it from Outlook or OWA, so emails pass SPF.

 

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If you are signing with DKIM, the emails will be signed and authenticated.

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(Office365 will sign emails with DKIM soon, it’s on the Office RoadMap.)

For an email to show up within the Send app, the subject contains #Send.

Microsoft has taken a unique approach to building a messaging app that utilizes existing SMTP infrastructure. If you’re sending to a tech savvy list, take a look at your logs to see how many recipients are using Microsoft Send and consider reaching out to them specifically using #Send.

 

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