Re: On Bluefrog

You are quite right in your exceptions to Bluefrog, and have

> reservations as I do. Let me explain. I live in a remote location that > can only receive a 28.8K input. While I understand broadband has > spread widely, most of the world still operates at that speed. When I > get a hundred spams, some of them over 50K, it takes 4 hours to > download and my email service has been rendered useless. I think it is > up to the individual ISP's to filter their services, rather than > choose to ignore the complaints of their customers as they do now.

I have broadband 11 months of the year and dial-up the remaining month. When on s-l-o-w dial-up I have found using my ISP's webmail to clean out spam before I do a POP3 download works quite fine as a workaound to avoid downloading reams of spam.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I do the same thing here. Although I am always on broadband, one of the 'mail stops' my computer makes each time I check for mail is with Cable One takes those items it _percieves_ to be spam (it can be trained by watching your work the first few days you have it) and it batches them all in a single file called 'spam and viruses' then sends me a single cover letter asking me to 'call at the post office' (an http link is provided) to examine, claim or destroy those items. Naturally I get between 75-100 viruses most days, and about the same number of spams at my account. Little check boxes allow for deliver, destroy, destroy all, etc and often times just a glance tells me all I care to know about some of the items, and they can get junked on the spot. Then I can back out of the post office, return to my Outlook Express and deal with the _real_ email. It makes it much easier using POP to go to the server and trash a few hundred of the nasty things then and there rather then sit and wait while POP delivers them all to me, especially since some of them are so _huge_ and nasty. PAT]
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