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#1

Karen i think the more you are on line some how it gets your i.d.
and i to have aol and i get a lot of porn adds i just tell to
remove and del. but i get a new one so we need to let aol know we
do not want this trash. have a good day

                                                  Jack

#2
 Karen i think the more you are on line some how it gets your
i.d. and i to have aol and i get a lot of porn adds i just tell
to remove and del. but i get a new one so we need to let aol
know we do not want this trash. 

I am also on AOL and not happy to receive so much dross in my
mailbox. After continually finding the TOS mailboxes full, I
started forwarding the most offensive directly to Steve Case,
with the added note that he might be interested in knowing just
what kind of stuff we don’t care to receive.

Terri D.


#3

I am also on AOL and not happy to receive so much dross in my
mailbox.

Does anybody else see a pattern here?  Seems to me the best 
way to get "spammed" is to join AOL.

Tom


#4

Hi , I doubt that the “length of time one is online” is a
factor, one only has to be on AOL (they have no way of blocking
anything from the Internet) to get any amount of any E-mail
(whether porn or otherwise!!!)

You have an option, you can choose to block any unwanted E-mail
. … but, remember, “unwanted” may end up being e-mail from
someone who has info that you seek , but you don’t know their
provider, nor their id . . . There has to be a better way . .
. Hope they find it soon!


#5

Hi Folks,

I just heard Mindspring, who is in much of the country, is
offering a 30 day free trial. If you’re even contemplating
leaving AOL you should check it out! 1-888-mspring. You’ll be
glad you did! Tell 'em @Dave_Sebaste1 sent you!

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com


#6
   Does anybody else see a pattern here?  Seems to me the best 
   way to get "spammed" is to join AOL.

Gee,

And here I was thinking AOL WAS SPAM?!?

As the Python would say spam, spam, spam, spam,spam. Yes, Mam,
spam… I’ll have the spam with spam…

spewing spam,

Check out:

Spam humour (an oxymoron?)

http://www.rowan.edu/~hess/spam.html

http://info.pitt.edu/~blair1/spam.html (includes spam haiku!)

http://www.cusd.claremont.edu/~mrosenbl/spamlink.html

What to do about spam (how to resist/end spam)

All the best in all things,

Wm.

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Furniture Design
Food Design & Creation
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Feel Good, Be Happy, Enjoy LIFE!


#7

I just heard Mindspring, who is in much of the country, is
offering a 30 day free trial. If you’re even contemplating
leaving AOL you should check it out! 1-888-mspring.

I’ve heard very good things about Mindspring, too, from many
trusted sources. For one thing, they don’t take on more
customers than their lines can handle. And very good service. I
will be switching to them as soon as my pre-paid year runs out on
this server.

Jill
@jandr
http://members.tripod.com/~jilk


#8
   Does anybody else see a pattern here?  Seems to me the best
way to get "spammed" is to join AOL.

Giggle . . . you may be right!!! Although, I love the features
AOL offers, especially the ability to “read off line” and reply
off line (at my leisure!) And then FLASH the notes to the areas
which I choose. I haven’t found too many servers who offer this
ability . . .

Have a GREAT weekend!!!


#9

I love the features
AOL offers, especially the ability to “read off line” and reply
off line (at my leisure!)

I do the same with Eudora Light (the free email program given
out by most ISPs.

And then FLASH

Okay, well … um … I can’t do that with Eudora. But then I
probably wouldn’t want to, on account’a I’m pretty shy.


#10

When you say that you like to read off line� and �flash at �my
leasure�, are you referring to reading mail? Navigater loads mail
files on my hard drive and I can than close the PPP connection,
read the mail, mark my mail �deferred,� and than open the PPP
connection, and �send mail in the mailbox� at my leasure. I
admitt that I can�t read web pages etc off line.

Marilyn Smith


#11

Communicator from Netcaster in its messaging and in its Collabra
newsgroup software allows me to download my messages from the
ISP read them and then send the replys when I want to. If you
left Awful On Line and tried Mindspring (provided they have POP
number near you) or a local provided you would probalbly find
them a lot more convient. The filtering capabilities of both
Communicator and Eudora Pro will stop a lot of the junk email
that comes thru also. Ed Ward Ward’s Stone Creations


#12

If you
left Awful On Line and tried Mindspring (provided they have POP
number near you)

Can anybody tell me what Mindspring’s rates are? (I know I can
just call them, but I never think to until late at night…)

Thanks,

Tom


#13
 am also on AOL and not happy to receive so much dross in my
mailbox.  After continually finding the TOS mailboxes full, I
started forwarding the most offensive directly to Steve Case,
with the added note that he might be interested in knowing
just what kind of stuff we don't care to receive.

Terri, I have started forwarding the messages as well. I just
found it odd that I was online for so long without ever receiving
any mail of this type and a couple weeks after joing
orchid…bam. it’s currently the only list I’m on. I never
cruise the web through this account either…I have another I do
that on, but I can’t get E-mail there so I have aol for that.
Glad to hear I am not the only one who finds those a little
annoying.

Karen
@Karenworks


#14

Hi Tom,

I believe it’s $19.95/mo., unlimited access… but they’re
running a promotion right now that my alter that. Visit their
Web site at http:/www.mindspring.com. Comes with a CD-ROM with
all kinds of software… more than you probably want or need.

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com


#15

Hi:

I live in the NYC/Jersey area and use Mindspring. AOHell has
good rates but their service sucks; Mindspring is great and they
have access numbers in almost every city. That comes in handy,
since I travel to festivals to make my living, and take my laptop
with me to show customers. I have my entire website up through
them (10 megs, http://www.pipeline.com/~cardnut/index.htm) and
have the “deluxe” thingie that allows five mailboxes, and
unlimited time online, for $26.00 a month. Ain’t bad. The
downside is that I would like to have my own domain name but
cannot bring myself to pay them the almost four hundred
buckaroonies that is required for all the things needed to be
done to get it. Yeah, a domain name would be nice, but for that
much cash I could buy enough wax and silver casting grain to last
me for a year! So anyway, I would try Mindspring, because they
give good service, have numbers everywhere, tech support is an
800 number and they really help you when you need it. Let me
know what you decide - I get a credit for every person I send to
them and every penny helps.

Laura Evans

goddess grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot
change, change the things I can, and a great big bag of money.


#16

Hi Laura!

Four hundred simolians? Nah! You can have your own domain for
much less! There’s a hundred smackers for InterNIC, which is
two years registration of the domain name, fifty per year. You
will have to renew for fifty more on your third year and every
year thereafter. By-the-by, it used to be free, but people
started snatching up hundreds of domain names in the hopes of
brokering them later. They just want to make sure people are
actually using the domain names they register.

Okay, then there’s probably an application fee of $25, or so,
for the ISP to do the “paperwork” for you. You can actually
apply for the domain name yourself, but you will need an IP
address and other … probably better/easier to let
the ISP do it for you. And maybe a “virtual domain” setup fee
for the vendor to implement your domain and Web hosting.

Beyond that, you shouldn’t have any expenses beyond monthly
hosting fees. Oh yeah, Web authoring… if you are not
authoring your own site (which you should be). These days, Web
authoring is no more difficult than desktop publishing!

If just the setup is running you more than $200, including
InterNIC charges, you need to be looking elsewhere! Let me know
if you want to know some good and inexpensive hosting services!
I have my Frontpage domain hosted by Mindspring, and the service
and reliability are excellent. There are hosting service
available for less, but Mindspring is first class.

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com