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Subject: Re: fresh horror from AOL
From: Brad Knowles <brad @ his . com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 01:32:47 -0500
To: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @ plaidworks . com>, "Nathan J. Mehl" <nmehl @ leftbank . com>
Cc: nmehl @ leftbank . com, meo @ schoneal . com, list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM, knowlesb @ aol . net
In-reply-to: <v03010d0aaf1dd1b8f1fc @ [207 . 167 . 80 . 70]>
References: <v0300780eaf1dbe9b9403 @ [205 . 252 . 121 . 193]> <199702031722 . MAA17342 @ zax . leftbank . com> <v03007805af19e42132a8 @ [205 . 252 . 121 . 200]> from "Brad Knowles" at Feb 2, 97 01:28:06 am

At 12:59 AM -0500 2/5/1997, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
>At 8:38 PM -0800 2/4/97, Brad Knowles wrote:
>>The fact that AOL has a credit card number for
>>you (that EquiFax, TRW, and those other credit-clearinghouses
>>consider valid) doesn't mean much to those people you harass.
>Yeah. There's the rub. Is there some way users in their first period of
>using a screen name can be considered probationary with a reduction in
>accessible services?

	Well, we used to have an email-to-fax gateway, and we required
that you have been an AOL user for at least three months before we
let you use that system (since it cost us real money, which we then
billed the user).

	Who knows, maybe we could implement some sort of similar system
of restricting the ability to send Internet email (except to specific
addresses, at least until you learn enough about the system so that
you can turn this "feature" off).

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