[gardeners] webtv - Internet killer

margaret lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 17 Oct 1999 09:25:34 -0600

If any of you have friends or relatives contemplating signing up with
Webtv, tell them that this is an organization that could kill Internet. For
some mysterious reason, I cannot communicate with friends in Colorado
because Webtv has decided I'm spamming them. I am not. My friends were
shocked when I told them that, and they asked what spamming was. The
"reason" Webtv gives is that it's a Webtv decision (Bull -- I have local
friends on Webtv, and their mail goes through without problem), and the URL
they give to get the answer takes six minutes to download, using a 56 K
modem, and all it does is give a list of all of the posts that are banned. 

Am I steamed? You bet. Margaret L