Roger W. Broseus
rogerb at bronord.com
Thu Dec 18 12:59:01 EST 2008
(See spam discussion below)
Take the easy way out and go either cable or Verizon. I just use these
services as a pipe to the Net and my web site and email is hosted
elsewhere. My history has been:
speakeasy - they could never get a connection going.
* covad - same thing
* Verizon DSL - I left them when the forced us to have a verizon
reply-to to use their smtp
* Comcast cable - rate creep forced me to switch again recently
* Verizon DSL (!) - they gave me $$ to leave comcast and no longer
have the above restriction
Verizon's tech support has improved over the years - most times they can
speak clear English and are technically savvy enough to solve problems -
like poor instructions in the box on how to hook up to the net and get a
connection going. Remarkably, the up/down speed is better than with
cable. I think this is partially due to the better DNS servicing, a
problem with comcast in my area.
Now if you need to have a HOST for your email and / or web site, it's up
to others to talk about the quality of the service at Verizon and/or
Comcast - I just use their smtp servers for outgoing mail.
SPAM: several of my emails, smtp'ed thru Verizon, have bounced, labeled
as spam by netacc.net! When I sent to the same address using Gmail's
smtp servers, same problem. I called the receiver's isp and, miracles of
miracles, they actually answered the phone! They said they'd been having
problems with THEIR spam filters - assumedly they were
overly-aggressive. I had the same problem when servage.net hosted my
email and provided smtp services for web-based email. Their smtp server
for web-based email was black listed by spamhaus and they could not get
unlisted and refused to change the i.p. address to solve the problem.
So I switched hosting to highly rated bluehost.com - humans answer the
phone there. In response to one request, they upped my outgoing quota
for email to 300 per day so my emails to a club would not get trapped in
their anti-spammer controls, and, on-the-spot while I was on the phone.
It goes without say that they are Linux savvy.
So, it might be that speakeasy's spam filtration problem is short-term,
as it seems was the case for netacc.net - but who knows. I shied away
from speakeasy because there are too many places for them to point
fingers, e.g., to Verizon who supplies the dsl line, covad, etc.
Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
Email: RogerB at bronord.com
Web Site: www.bronord.com
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> Will you can find 2 atoms @ 1.6GHZ
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Ken Kauffman <kkauffman at headfog.com> wrote:
>> So what's the hottest in Mini ITX CPU power these days?
>> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 14:02, Raul Parra <raul.parra at gmail.com> wrote:
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