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Death to Spam & Email Viruses!
Are you tired of all the offensive Spam that keeps showing
up in your email in-box?
Are you tired of the latest Virus arriving over and over in
your daily email?
The biggest request that we receive from our customers is
for help in the war on Spam and email Viruses.
We are pleased to announce that we have found a cost
effective solution to the biggest problem faced by email users today. We have
partnered with the leading provider of Spam and Virus protection to implement
protection for you and your email. Effective July 17, we will install
FullFilter on all active FullNet Email accounts. Finally bringing you peace of
mind, FullFilter is the best protection from spam and email viruses available
You will receive FullFilter protection at no cost (FREE)
until August 7th so that you can experience its tremendous benefits.
If you like what you see and based upon our testing you can’t help but like the
freedom from spam and email viruses, let us know so you can continue receiving
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You can continue to be Spam and Viruses free after August 7th
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mind. Don’t be without this valuable protection. Sign up is easy, but you must
act before August 7th. Simply send an email to FullFilter@fullnet.net
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Best of all, there is no additional software to install on
your computer. We take care of everything on our end. FullFilter is automatic
and easy. You will have the opportunity to view the messages that it blocks and
adjust the settings of the filter through an easy to use web based control
will keep you posted on the details as we move forward with the FREE trial
period. If you want to learn more about the Postini filter (which is the engine
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Monopolies out of control Part 2
The 1996 Telecommunications Act was written to promote free
market competition in a field traditionally dominated by monopolies. The very
essence of a “free market economy” suggests that deregulation and market forces
left on their own will ultimately be better for the consumer. For example when
the United States Post Office was the only game in town it lost money and
continually raised postage rates. (and still does
J) However, private business from
Fed-X to UPS can deliver many of the same services without being a burden to the
taxpayer and actually turn a profit!
For many years the local phone companies have had a
government granted monopoly on local phone service. In order to break up the
monopoly and promote competition the 1996 ACT demanded that the monopolies “line
share” or lease to start up companies parts of their networks. The technical
term is “Unbundled Network Elements” or UNE’s.
The very essence of the ACT is under attack once again.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia struck down a rule in May that required companies like
BellSouth Corp. (NYSE:BLS
News) to share lines for high-speed Internet service. It ordered the FCC to
reconsider its national standard for what network elements must be shared with
"The court should grant rehearing
in this case, which is of unquestioned national importance to the FCC's ongoing
implementation of the 1996 Act's local competition provisions, to correct two
errors," the agency said in its petition.
The monopoly didn’t startup without help. It was granted a
license to do business in a given area without competition and protected for
nearly 100 years from competition. A start up business cannot be expected to
compete against a government granted monopoly without some restrictions on the
Why should you be concerned? If the telecommunications act
of 1996 is allowed to die or be narrowly interpreted competition will wither and
die. You will be back to having only one choice for local phone service no
matter what the price or how poor the service.
The article I sighted earlier says it best:
"Without the competition that line sharing enables,
consumers would instead be left with only the Bell companies, who have shown a
desire to raise - not lower - prices," said Charlie Hoffman, Covad president and
chief executive officer.
If you have trouble viewing the whole article from the URL
above. Simply subscribe to Yahoo Finance. It costs nothing and will allow you
to view the entire article from which I took the excerpts.
Many times I am in a conversation when some radical idea
has come to light that the Government implemented or opposed. Often the
question is “Where was I when this legislation passed”. Well you are here now
and you can express your opinion. Call or write to your Senators and
Congressman and let them know what you think. Let them know that you support
the competition that the 1996 Telecommunications Act was written to promote.
The Honorable James Inhofe
R - OK
453 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
The Honorable Don Nickles
R - OK
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carson, Brad, Oklahoma, 2nd
Istook Jr., Ernest J. , Oklahoma, 5th
Lucas, Frank D. , Oklahoma, 6th
Sullivan, John, Oklahoma, 1st
Watkins, Wes , Oklahoma, 3rd
Watts Jr., J.C. , Oklahoma, 4th
Timothy J. Kilkenny
Founder and CEO
Be Kind To Your Email Friends
It is safe to assume that most people feel that email is
one of the greatest inventions of all time. At the same time, it can be the
source of the greatest frustration. Below are some suggestions that should help
ease the pain of email, for you and for others whom you are in contact with.
Problem 1: Too many Forwards!
Jokes, chain letters, short stories of heroic deedswe've
all been the recipients of at least one of these during our Internet history.
The problem is, we're seldom the first recipients. Thus we first wade through
40+ lines of previous recipients and forwarding, not to mention the clicking
through several attachments to get to the original message.
Solution: Cut & Paste
If you are going to forward an email to anyone, be kind
enough to shorten the message. Here's how:
i. Simply highlight the important part of the message
from the email you received (e.g. the joke).
ii. Right-click the highlighted text
iii. Left-click "Copy"
iv. Close the original message
v. Click on your button to Create a New Message
vi. Right-click on the space where you would normally
vii. Left-click on "Paste"
viii. Now fill in the To and Subject lines.
Stay tuned next month when I'll explain how to Protect The
Privacy of Your Email Address.