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Jul 1 2014   8:35PM GMT

Microsoft backtracks, resumes security emails beginning July 3

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley


That suspension didn’t last long. Microsoft is going to continue sending security updates via email after reviewing its processes.

Late last week, the company said it would stop sending emails to comply with Canadian antispam laws. That decision has been reversed, and end users should continue receiving company emails. This will include the advance notification for the July 8 Patch Tuesday, which will arrive in inboxes on July 3, said Microsoft in a statement provided to

Microsoft Canada has also rolled out an opt-in page so customers can continue receiving emails from the company.

Email isn’t the only way to get the latest updates about Microsoft security updates. The company offers an RSS feed, and covers each Patch Tuesday.

Are you happy that Microsoft is continuing to send security updates? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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