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WebTv - Still exist?

 7:04 am on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

I thought so up until a month or so back. Run an email list and this fellow has been with me for nearly 10 years... but recently have been getting bounces. Hate to axe to stop the bounces, but by the same token I can't seem to send/receive a direct.

Is this an early net experience which has finally bit the big one?



 7:57 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

I don't think I've seen any trace of WebTV for years - there may still be a very small number of stragglers hanging on, but not any significant number. Your user's probably upgraded and got Gmail like everyone else. :)


 9:28 pm on Jul 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes, a friend of mine still has one and uses it daily.

*Sure wish I went for a PC instead of making the same mistake though it did teach me HTML! :)


 8:18 pm on Jul 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Does the WebTV PC simulator still exist anywhere?


 4:53 pm on Aug 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yeah. It's still around. We had a customer a couple of months ago that mentioned he was a webtv user. Came as surprise to me. Did a search and found that Microsoft bought it long ago and webtv is now sometimes referred to as MSN TV2. They have made the occasional services upgrade. I suppose that it is a 'just in case' investment by Microsoft.



 5:10 pm on Aug 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

I maintain a project that keeps track of user agents. I still regularly see a few WebTV user agents visiting my sites. The most recent one was July 26, 2009.

There are more recent versions, but this is the one I keep seeing:

Mozilla/4.0 WebTV/2.6 (compatible; MSIE 4.0)

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