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Re: Anti-recommendation: Comcast.

On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 14:29 -0500, Dan Ritter wrote: 
> At about 3:17 AM on Thursday the 17th, Comcast imposed a filter on port 25 
> (SMTP) inbound to my cable modem. 
> Around mid-morning, I realized that the only mail messages I was getting 
> were generated at my house. I checked my logs, verified functionality 
> -- everything was working properly except inbound SMTP from external 
> sources -- checked my firewall and rebooted it, just in case. Then I 
> called Comcast. 
> That took a while, of course. After four tech support people each 
> listened to my problem description and then asked me to restart Outlook, 
> I talked to a supervisor who told me I was a spammer and they would not 
> be removing the filter under any circumstances. 
> This morning I discovered that, in fact, this has been rolled-out across 
> the country. 
> I made arrangements to leave Comcast, of course. I've only been a customer 
> of this network for ten years. 
> The freedom to manage your own email is essential in today's legal 
> environment, in which the government appears not to need a subpoena to 
> read your email if a third party stores it for you. 
> -dsr- 

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