At 11:31 AM -0500 1/30/1997, Mike Nolan wrote:
>There was a time when AOL was a whole lot less cooperative when dealing with
>standards and netiquette. I think their mail blocker is a good idea, but
>still needs refinement to deal with the issues we've been discussing here.
As the guy who's going to be implementing a large part of
whatever we may be doing in the future for dealing with certain types
of mail, I can guarantee you we've got quite a few techniques in
mind. When we actually roll them out, you better hope you're not
anywhere near the systems that these bozos are using.
>I've got over 100 AOL subscribers on my lists, and I have a lot more trouble
>from other services with a lot fewer subscribers. (But, if AOL would just
>increase their mailbox size...)
Well, we already allow them 550 messages. Since we limit
Internet mail to a maximum of 2MB (assuming you're sending
attachments), this means we allow each user up to ~1.6GB mailbox
storage space (internally, attachments can be up to 15MB in size, so
this would be ~8.2GB, if you were talking about only internal mail).
Show me another place on the planet that allows their users to
build up mailboxes this large.
>And being the big dog, AOL is going to be the whipping boy for the industry.
>(Compuserve and Prodigy took their lumps, too.)
Yup. Life is tough being the top dog, but I'll be one of the
first to take potshots at AOL if I think they're doing stupid stuff.
What I don't appreciate is public bashing by people who don't
have all the facts.
>BTW, my 11 year old son keeps pointing out that AOL is still running some
>spot TV ads.
I believe that the settlement was to not run ads in areas where
the access points are full, and beyond that we would advertise only
enough to keep a steady-state membership of eight million users,
until such time as we've spent that 330 million to upgrade our
systems, and have the necessary capacity.
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