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RE: grassroots alternative to easymail?

OTOH, we could just suggest people use standard ISP email-only accounts - I
understand some of these can be obtained for $5 / month??  Some
price-checking may be needed here - this is based on vauge recollections,
not actual research... 8-)


Dave. 8-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ken Yap [SMTP:ken@nhj.nlc.net.au]
> Sent:	Tuesday, March 23, 1999 2:39 PM
> To:	computerbank@linux.org.au
> Subject:	grassroots alternative to easymail?
> Well it looks like Telstra (or their contracted 3rd party developers)
> don't want to make the protocol public. I've heard a suggestion that
> it's because people could then write a client that didn't display ads.
> What if Computerbank were to implement a similar service for our clients,
> i.e. an email only, time and bandwidth limited, dialin service. The
> POP and SMTP servers would have to be made to limit resources and login
> time. Or it could be done over UUCP as someone suggested. This way there
> would be few issues with client-modem ratio as our clients would be
> paying per dialin; there would be disincentive to overuse the service.
> Maybe a small fee like $10 per quarter would cover phone line rental,
> equipment, and other costs.
> When they like email, they can then graduate to registering for a regular
> ISP account from any of the usual suspects.