We’ve made the decision to continue to use Word for creating e-mail messages because we believe it’s the best e-mail authoring experience around, with rich tools that our Word customers have enjoyed for over 25 years. Our customers enjoy using a familiar and powerful tool for creating e-mail, just as they do for creating documents.
How do you want your e-mail experience to look like in the next five years? If you think Microsoft is on the right track, take no action. If you think they should switch to modern standards, send a tweet asking Microsoft to improve standards support and make sure you include fixoutlook.org in your tweet.
Or just switch to a better e-mail program.