From: Char Jackson on
On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:11:20 -0400, "Whistleblower" <Justice(a)USA.con>
wrote:

>Yes, I finally have my own domain, but att. still is stuck in my email
>address

You can change your email address whenever and as often as you'd like.
Why are you stuck?

From: Whistleblower on
"Char Jackson" <none(a)none.invalid> wrote in message
news:oqg2r5totamoqt2ntrj4se208pg3itm0om(a)4ax.com...
> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:11:20 -0400, "Whistleblower" <Justice(a)USA.con>
> wrote:
>
>>Yes, I finally have my own domain, but att. still is stuck in my email
>>address
>
> You can change your email address whenever and as often as you'd like.
> Why are you stuck?

Because many contacts, some from years ago, must be able to reach me at the
same email address I have used in the past.
That email address is also, like my now useless old URL, on business cards,
website links, and in hard-copy publications.


From: Char Jackson on
On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:17:03 -0400, "Whistleblower" <Justice(a)USA.con>
wrote:

>"Char Jackson" <none(a)none.invalid> wrote in message
>news:oqg2r5totamoqt2ntrj4se208pg3itm0om(a)4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:11:20 -0400, "Whistleblower" <Justice(a)USA.con>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Yes, I finally have my own domain, but att. still is stuck in my email
>>>address
>>
>> You can change your email address whenever and as often as you'd like.
>> Why are you stuck?
>
>Because many contacts, some from years ago, must be able to reach me at the
>same email address I have used in the past.
>That email address is also, like my now useless old URL, on business cards,
>website links, and in hard-copy publications.

OK, I think you know what you did wrong and there's nothing to be
gained by rubbing salt in the wound. If/when att decides to dump their
email service, I guess you'll have a bit of work to do, but it's
nothing that hundreds of thousands haven't done before you. These
days, people take email changes in stride, for the most part.

From: Robert Feeple on
On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:52:06 -0400, Whistleblower wrote:

> BEWARE OF and AVOID doing business with AT&T!

Are you aware that AT&T "died" Jan. 1, 2006?

> AT&T exemplifies screw-the-consumer corporate arrogance at its worst.
> DO NOT PATRONIZE AT&T or YOU'LL REGRET IT!
>
> I had an ISP service package with AT&T Worldnet that included email, DSL, a
> personal website on their server, and Usenet access.

AT&T Worldnet DSL Service never provisioned a loop. You probably had Covad
DSL service, as resold by AT&T Worldnet.

> Suddenly they dropped the Usenet service, with no compensation to customers
> that were forced to find another source.

"They" were SBC management (considering that SBC bought AT&T, including the
right to use their name). SBC support opined that Usenet was a "value-added"
service, and not included in the cost of the SBCIS (SBC Internet Services)
product.

> Another example of their screw-the-customer attitude is the fact that reaching
> a tech support person by phone typically requires at least a 20 minute wait on
> hold.

Last time I called, I got right through, but was carried into an automate
maze of selections which often made no sense.

> AT&T once had a good tech support service on Usenet, but dropped that too and
> became very hard to reach.

AT&T died on Jan. 1, 2006, when SBC took over the company. SBC never had
good tech support for Usenet. Even Prodigy and SNET (Southern New England
Telephone; both of which were bought by SBC) user complained about how
things went down hill after SBC took over.

> I should have seen the writing on the wall and dropped AT&T back then!

Probably should have dropped AT&T on Jan. 1, 2006, when SBC took over.

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