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Date:      Sun, 30 Jan 2000 16:01:40 -0500 (EST)
From:      Pat Lynch <lynch@bsd.unix.sh>
To:        John Purser <johnmpurser@home.com>
Cc:        chat@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: @home.com's e-mail problems
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.05.10001301559540.1100-100000@bytor.rush.net>
In-Reply-To: <000301bf6a95$1b984aa0$40390918@vncvr1.wa.home.com>

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On Sat, 29 Jan 2000, John Purser wrote:

> 
> I sent an e-mail expressing my frustration and pointed out that even MS
> doesn't use NT for heavy duty e-mail service.  I suggested they look into
> FreeBSD as a way of upgrading their technology and reliability.
> 
> If they receive this suggestion from enough people they might start
> listening.  Especially now.  Wednesday when I called in the second tier
> support person I spoke to  told me that the @home e-mail was down for the
> entire US and they didn't know why!  If they received multiple e-mails
> suggesting FreeBSD as an alternative with helpful contacts at Yahoo, Walnut
> Creek, or HotMail then we might get another large commercial user to join
> the ranks!
> 
> John Purser
> 

	This is very surprising considering most of the people I know who
work at @home are heavy UNIX users, but then again, most everyone I know
is NOC or networking people. Although I can;t see where it would be even
close to inconcievable for @home to look at FreeBSD, they are probably
using it at some points already.

-Pat

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Pat Lynch						lynch@rush.net
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							lynch@unix.sh
							lynch@blowfi.sh
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