WengoPhone vs. Skype

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Aug 29 04:17:14 BST 2007


On Tuesday 28 August 2007, Brad De Vries wrote:
>On 8/28/07, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net> wrote:
>> And ekiga is another that I was never able to register, presumably because
>> theres no US support, or verizon filtered the message to /dev/null.  Since
>> its competition to their landline service, that little tidbit wouldn't
>> surprise me a bit, they can be such asses, but the commish looks the other
>> way when such actions really should be cause for them to lose their common
>> carrier status.
>
>Gene, I've see you and others suggesting that your ISP is filtering
>your e-mail.  Why not just setup a free web-based e-mail account
>through gmail or yahoomail and register from there?  I would also
>recommend that you look into any spam folder that is used by your ISP.
>
>Brad.

You pulled my trigger Brad, sorry...

The spam folder at vz had damned well better be empty, or I will call them up 
and read them about 5 minutes worth of my non-repeating vocabulary of 
unprintable words.  vz and I have had several discussions that have at times 
involved the genetic history of the supervisor I usually escalate the call 
to.  I usually escalate the call till I get someone who actually speaks 
english.

Three times I've set it so their idea of spam goes straight to the bit bucket 
otherwise my 10 meg mailbox is full in a day or less.  And twice some moron 
saw that and figured I'd made a mistake & reset it to save it in the junkmail 
folder.  I guess they think everybody uses webmail, which is to me one of the 
bigger PITA's that M$ ever came up with, bar none.

I use fetchmail, then procmail and spamassassin for all incoming mail, sorted 
to mailing list folders here in kmail, but I haven't figured out how to tell 
fetchmail to suck the vz junkmail folder.  If I could, I'd reset it to save 
the trash & I'd sort it all here.  As it is, I sort 7 stars and up 
to /dev/null myself.  That leaves about 7 or 8 msgs a day that sneak through 
& get fed to sa-learn every other day or so. 250 to 400 a week I never see, 
or waste drive space to store, whats the point?

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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