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    Are receiving

    "You’re receiving this email because we are updating the Microsoft Services Agreement, which applies to one or more of the Microsoft products or services that you use. We’re making these updates to clarify our terms and ensure that they remain transparent for you, as well as to cover additional Microsoft products, services and features."
    I just received this email from Microsoft. Why have they used " you are receiving" present progressive ?

    Sorry if formatting is not correct. I tried to select all then chose- Arial and font size-3.

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    Re: Are receiving

    The present perfect would be logical from the reader's perspective. The writer was thinking from his or her perspective: "I'm writing this email. I'm sending it. You're receiving it."

    It's natural as written, even if the choice of tense strains logic a little.
    I am not a teacher.

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