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Re: grassroots alternative to easymail?


Just a note, RIVUUG provides free email to any non businesses. We could
host them no worries, my server sits at 0.00 for days at a time. All I
would need is a bigger hard disk, running low and this one is about to


david.buddrige@mitswa.com.au wrote:
> 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-)
> cheers
> 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.


Nathan Dietsch