Someone, some other time, wrote:
> : there is actually an Internet prohibition of use of the
> : Internet to send email between different commercial email services.
BZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTT..... Wrong! See below.
On Fri, 15 Jan 1993, Eiji Hirai wrote:
> For a look at this policy, you can ftp the following file:
> which you have to follow if you send packets through any NSFnet routers.
<chuckle> Hey! <bang bang bang> When will people wake up and smell the
Repeat after me.... The NSFnet is not the Internet.
A. There are many ways to get a packet from me to thee. The NSFnet is
not the only game in town, (They only want you to think they are.)
B. Even if you are connected to the Internet via the NSFnet, you can pay
ANS their pound of flesh which allows you to use the ANS.net to shuffle
commercial traffic. It is left up to the reader to define the differences
between the ANS.net and the NSF.net. (As far as I am aware, the
difference is simply the name. It's the same hardware, software, and
>From here, (Boston), MCIMail.COM is reachable via ANS.net.
And iha.Compu$erve.COM is reachable via ALTER.net.
If MCI wishes to pay ANS the proper tithe, they could receive email from
anyone commercial or not.