Re: [Media] Comcast finally doing something about their spam
baloo at ursine.ca
Thu May 27 21:50:25 EDT 2004
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N. Miller <tdy at blackhole.aosake.net> writes:
>> Hmm, I started with baloo at ursine.dyndns.org hosting myself on @Home
>> and changed to @ursine.ca last year. I don't see any reason for my
>> ISP to handle anything other than getting me connected to the
>> internet. I wouldn't have this opinion if I couldn't do it better
>> myself and find it annoying that people who have no love for the job
>> do the bare minimum to draw a paycheck when they're the ones that
>> should be handling my phone calls...
> I am not sure how my sister's domain name changes relate to your comments.
> Neither she, nor her husband, are comfortable with running their own MTA, so
> they are at the mercy of the ISPs.
Or not. There's other places to get email from for free. Many free
shell providers give POP3/ASMTP access. There's other places that you
can pay reasonable rates for reliable, well managed email service.
It's not exactly something an ISP needs to supply in the first place.
> When AT&T bought the @Home cable customer base, they did not buy the
> "home.com" domain. So the former @Home customers could not keep
> their "home.com" domain. Again, when Comcast bought ATTBI, they only
> bought the customer base, not the domain. Again, the customers could
> not keep the "attbi.net" domain in their email addresses.
Right. Sucks to be them, they weren't adequately prepared for
> It is nice when you are competent to be able to run your own MTA,
> using your own domain; you gain independence from the whims of the
> Internet marketplace. But your choice is not for everyone; probably
> not for 90% of the people on the Interenet; many of whom don't even
> know how email works.
And I understand that. However, I do host people for free if I know
them or they can give me a good reference with someone who does...
<baloo at ursine.ca>
Linux. You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.
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