Another free service bites the dust. I will no longer be reachable via email@example.com, and I hope whoever sends me stuff there will think of Googling to find out my current address - firstname.lastname@example.org, as of 2003.03.13. Here's the text from their website at http://www.subdimension.com/ :
subDIMENSION.com falling apart????
You got that straight . . .
Our ISP (DSL.net) cut our line on 3/3/03 due to a "violation of contract" or more to the point a violation of their "acceptable use policy". There were too many spam complaints about the subDIMENSION.com domain for them to handle. We were not the originating party in any of the spam complaints (aside from a brief open relay problem), but I gather we are still ultimately responsible for your behavior with the email accounts that you obtain from us. How the hell do people like YAHOO, HOTMAIL, and any other free email provider deal with spammer complaints from their ISP's? Do they own their own ISP? How do they govern their user community? How deep do your pockets have to be to offer a free-email service?
subDIMENSION will be reborn somewhere else in the near future . . . as soon as we can find a place to put it . . . please stay tuned . . . and check back often . . . we hope to have something available shortly.
subDIMENSION will NOT be offering FREE or PAY email accounts anymore . . . thanks to the spammers who brought us to this point . . . and our apologies to anyone that has mail still residing on our servers . . . BUT . . . the mail servers have been TURNED OFF as an attempt to be in compliance with the "acceptable use policy".
subDIMENSION will be offering a prorated refund to our premium pay and pro-hosting users.
Make sure you read your contracts . . . and then read them sideways.