Porn Somehow Infiltrates eBay's Outlook Email Icon

By Gary Cutlack on at

Someone at eBay or Microsoft has had a sample portion of their soft pornography collection exposed to the world, thanks to an email icon on messages from eBay switching to display an alluring image of a woman not wearing very much in some sort of erotic scenario near a window.

Users browsing their email messages on Microsoft's mobile app version of Outlook noticed the change, with the rude alternate icon only attaching itself to emails sent from eBay UK. It was noticed by more than one person, so wasn't the case of a personal icon swap or someone's idea of a joke.

eBay would appear to be blaming someone at Microsoft for the shame, as a spokesperson for the auction site told The Register: "We are in touch with Microsoft – one of our email service providers in the UK – who is actively investigating the root cause of the matter."

An update to the app has reverted the email icons to normal now, so don't bother checking. The fun has stopped. [BBC]

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