Microsoft drops support for Mac MSN client

Microsoft Corp. on Friday said the company would be dropping support for MSN for Mac OS X. Customers of the service will start receiving notifications today, the company said in a statement provided to MacCentral.

"Beginning May 31, Microsoft will make changes and no longer support the MSN for Mac OS X Internet Software client," reads the statement. "Instead of accessing MSN services using the MSN for Mac OS X Internet Software ... customers will now access MSN services and features via their preferred browser and by setting up a MyMSN page to serve as a portal to their favorite online destinations."

Microsoft said that customers would retain their MSN email address, address book, account data and mailbox size.

Microsoft said that they remain committed to the Mac platform, pointing to updates and forthcoming products including .PST Import Tool, MSN Messenger for Mac Version 5.0 and Service Pack 2 for Office 2004 for Mac.

This story, "Microsoft drops support for Mac MSN client" was originally published by PCWorld.

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