[Dclug] Need new ISP
bshotts at panix.com
Tue Nov 1 13:47:42 EDT 2011
On 11/01/2011 10:35 AM, Alan McConnell wrote:
> Assembled Wisdom!
> I wrote in the Subject "ISP", but I actually need something
> less. I need a company that I can use as a "smart host", or
> relay host, and that will accept and store E-mail for me
> which I can then retrieve using e.g. fetchmail. A shell
> account and a minimal web presence would be nice.
> I need a new "intermediary company" like this because
> PatriotNet, once a really fine substantial ISP, has of late
> sunk way below the boundary of what is acceptable. They
> pay no attention to keeping things up to date; I believe
> that only one person "takes care" of things there.
> PatriotNet is owned by Leros Technologies. I have
> written a _snail-mail_ to their CEO, a Mr Xenos, with
> a cc to their CTO, a Mr Ahmed, and received no reply.
> Phone calls to them work about the way phone calls to
> Verizon work; can I say anything more damning?
> [ Are there any members here who are still using PatriotNet,
> or has everyone else already bailed out? ]
> Many thanks in advance for anticipated help/suggestions!
I have been very pleased with panix.com out of NYC, though I use their
mail via IMAP clients (Thunderbird, Evolution, etc.) rather than
fetchmail. See: http://lcorg.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-praise-of-panix.html
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