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From: "Hicks, Jerry"                                     
To: "'Michael V. Harding'" 
Cc: "''"                                            
Subject: RE: Netcom blocked?                                                                
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:53:00 -0500                                                

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael V. Harding []
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 9:47 PM      
> To:   freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG              
> Subject:      Netcom blocked?                 
> I can't seem to send mail to the stable group from netcom - is this
> domain blocked?  If so, it's sort of harsh - I can't even unsubscribe!

> Mike Harding
Caused me to cancel my Netcom account.  I am a former employee of Dave
Garrison, CEO of Netcom.  Knowing his personal opinion of spam I don't
see how his systems management team has been able to get away with    
having open relay hosts.                                              

My inquiries to Netcom customer support were spun off as a
misconfiguration of my mail client (shrug).               

Considering Netcom's anti-spam "statement", their position on relaying
seems to be extremely hypocritical.                                   

Hopefully, some resolution will be forthcoming...


Jerry Hicks