At 06:22 PM 3/8/97 -0800, Todd wrote:
>I've been tempted to kick all Juno people off my lists, as well, but for
>a completely different reason - Juno doesn't allow e-mail over 61k. My
>digests regularly exceed this amount. Some weeks, my auto-bouncer bot
>goes and kicks all juno users off due to excessive bouncing, and they
>all have to resubscribe again. I'll probably just make Majordomo screen
>out all juno.com requests in the future to prevent all this wasted
Why can't you simply do as I do and configure your digest to a
maximum of 55K or smaller? I don't know how many Juno subscribers
you have, but I doubt any of you have a greater percentage than I
have on my Juno_accmail List. And for my zine, The ASHcan-L, I always
make sure it does not exceed Juno's limitations because there too, I
have a great many Juno subscribers.
Juno Online Services brags one and a half million accounts. You
may wish to snub them, but it is they that have the clout -- not
you. The community of Juno users have became a very powerful force
and is increasingly demanding more and more attention.
Bounce-wise, it is not Juno or AOL that gives me the most problems,
especially taking in consideration percentage of subscribers. I
see greater problems from AT&T Worldnet and MSN subscribers. But
I would not even consider blocking those accounts from subscribing
to my lists because I would view that as patently discriminatory.
I could not punish an individual for the failures of their ISP,
nor could I punish a group of innocents for the mistakes of
a few individuals.
There are many Internet and Online users in this world that do
not have a plethora of choices for Internet access. This is
especially true of many Juno users. Castigating them for what is
of little choice to them is contemptuous and haughty. Hardly
the spirit of sharing that the Internet was meant to be.