A bit harsh. It might not have cost millions to create, but armynet mail certainly works. PM is great but not all my mates use arrse - I've binned using hotmail etc and now only use armynet mail. The fact that I can get it in the office is a big, big bonus over all other clients
DII has closed many of the loopholes now. there used to be loads of ways around the door. No more mail2web/web2mail or other anonymous surfing site software works, nor does going straight for the "https" secure access - still actively hunting for a method that does not contravene the dreaded Syops or bring up that poxy BT "hate, race, unsanctioned release mechanicsm" message.
Nice of them to give us MSN Messenger at work, even if it does mean that the boss gets a little reminder when you log in twenty minutes late on a Monday morning....
I recall this issue was raised ages ago on ArmyNET and the line from DG Info was that as ArmyNET was an official site and that armymail was an official mod.uk email system it was permitted. The point was that any website that can be accessed via the IGS and allows users to input text (such as ARRSE) is no different in terms of uncontrolled sending of information.......so their argument does not wash!!