SPAM: beware of CRL! you are LOOSING EMAIL and LOOSING CONTACTS

Thought this might interest some of you guys, especially those at CRL and
one other fella...... >;)

BTW, I am the messenger, not the author.....

-Steve.

Subject: beware of CRL! you are LOOSING EMAIL and LOOSING CONTACTS
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 00:21:26 -0600
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Why C R L SUCKS AND YOU TOO SHOULD DROP THEM: 1) Your email address at
CRL only works with the portion of the world THEY like. Did you know

they

block off many servers and all of their users from being able to reach
you because someone onced might have used that machine to send

commercial

email? And they will NOT tell you this nor admit to it until you've
mysteriously lost touch with your contacts and loved ones. A few
examples: kiss your love ones goodbye from hotmail.com, juno.com,
hinet.net (this would be the entire nation for Taiwan). They say they

are

doing this to fight spam, ironically a lot of spam is actually

generated

from CRL. More like kissing up to this self appointed Internet Lord

Paul

Vixie who runs the Real Time Blackhole List (the list which does this
emai censoring and blocking, with out any concern for end users'
connectivity). This guy prettymuch figured he has the power to decide

who

you can and can not get email from. And they are banking on you NOT
FINDING OUT about it. And guess what, my spam has not decreased, but
actually increased since they used this none-selective block.. they did
managed to cut me off from my important contacts, but not spam. 2) Try
it. Their Dial up in San Francisco and Southbay hang up on you or do

not

answer 70% of the time during prime time and 50% during off peak (this
was my experience, not scientific.. but still). They refuse to upgrade
beyond 28.8k (spending all the money they made on the fat corporate job
hogs). 3) Tech support? What tech support? When I confronted them about
the missing email they actually yelled at me (after 10-15 emails to get

a

response, phone calls? forget it..) and told me it was my contacts'

fault

that they subscribed to the "bad, bad spamming company for ISP). Imagin
if your phone company told you you can not get calls from your mom
because she lives in an area with a phone company they did not like..
Since when did CRL figure out dictatorship was in again? 4)They will

NOT

cancel your service and will keep on charging your credit card... Many
other users complained about this, it was even mentioned in PC

Magazine's

ISP review. There are many more reasons why they bite, but I really do
not want to waste my energy over those bastards anymore. I am actually
the last of my associates to drop their service because I do not want

to

change my email and web address for the sake of business (I've already
spent a lot on printing them on all kinds of materials). Face it, CRL

has