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Re: More on spam

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 09:51:43AM -0700, Sidney Brooks wrote:
> It is easy for you to say. I live in a rural area
> where we are lucky to have one ISP.

You can get email service from a different company than the one that
provides you with dial-up service. This may cost a few dollars a month
but is well worth it. For example I get webhosting + shell account on a
computer running Linux with a about 150 megs of room for $10 a month. I
am lucky enough to have a Cable modem now so I no longer have it handle
all my mail, but before that I would have it fetch all my mail and
filter it, etc.

There are also services that will do all the filtering for you and
present you with a nice webmail/imap/pop interface to your mail. I
believe yahoo mail and hotmail both provide pay accounts. I'm sure there
are less evil companies that provide the same type of service :)

So to recap, you can:
1) Get webhosting + shell account from a company like:
and so on.


2) Get decent mail service from a company that provides only email
service. I don't really know them. Something like hotmail or yahoo mail
but better.

or even

3) You can find a friend with a nice cable modem or DSL connection and
have him periodically download your mail (say every hour) from your ISP
and then have him run a pop/imap/webmail server and you can connect to
that whenever you want.

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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