Telstra to offer rural Australia free e-mail
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 23:58:28 +1000
Re the proposed 10 message mailbox limitation.
On Thu, 15 Oct 1998, Tony Barry wrote:
> I hope few people subscribe to link through this service. If they don't
> check their mail 4 times a day I'll get all the bounces as list owner!
> _Nobody_ on this list gets less than 10 messages per day.
I think that those (Telstra in this case) offering basic services on the
Internet need to understand that they can't make decisions in isolation
like that. They simply don't own the Internet and their policies need to
fit in with other uses.
When buying stuff over the Internet, a lot of vendors will send out email
containing important information as a part of the transaction, such as
verification or registration codes for software etc. The Easymail
limitations would stuff that system up completely and make I-commerce
unworkable for those people.
I can't believe how uninformed that decision is, if it's true.
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