[Mailman-Users] Restricted accounts [was: Bounce message confusion]

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Nov 19 17:12:37 CET 2005

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

>>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> writes:
>    Mark> I have heard other reports of ISP's offering Mailman service
>    Mark> and effectively restricting Mailman to 500 (or some number)
>    Mark> of recipients per hour. I think this is ridiculous,
>    Mark> deceptive and borders on fraudulent.
>I don't think it's unreasonable at all if properly explained before
>you sign up.  It can be very useful.  I used to run a half-dozen lists
>for family and friends, ie, literally small circles of 3-10 members.
>None of them ever sent as many as 100 messages in a day, let alone in
>an hour.  As the FAQ puts it, this kind of restriction is what you're
>signing up for when you get a "consumer" account.
>One should read the fine print when signing up for services that seem
>remarkably cheap, that's all.

I agree with Stephen that this is not unreasonable "if properly
explained before you sign up" in such a way that the potential
customer understands what X per hour means and is not led to conclude
it means X posts per hour if it in fact means X recipients per hour.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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