Date: 28 Apr 2006 20:28:56 GMT From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> Subject: Re: Any recommendations for newsgroup access please?
On 28 Apr 2006 13:19:27 -0700, pidgeonpost <timhnospamhries45.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: > As Dave says, my ISP has dropped the news feed. How they have the gall > to do this without any form of consultation or a reduction in charges > simply amazes me. I'm tied into them until July, but will be looking > for a new ISP. > I may well try news.individual.net - seems cheap enough....thanks > Dave...any more folks? Not that you haven't already mentioned. I've long ago given up on using my own ISP as a "everything provider". Too tied to an email address, website, newsfeed - I do each of these separately now. spamcop filters my mail for me, and I can get to it from anywhere in the world. I have my personal and business pages hosted at an actual web hosting company, so the servers aren't going to drop over when a buddy forgets to pay the electric bill (ahem). Newsgroups, I get from news.individual.net, and again I can get there from anywhere, regardless of how I connect to the internet. So if you think of your ISP as just a way to get an IP address, and handle the rest yourself, you get much more flexibility, portability, and reliability. Write them off as just a way to get an IP, and go it from there however you choose.