Another free service bites the dust. I will no longer be reachable via firstname.lastname@example.org, and I hope whoever sends me stuff there will think of Googling to find out my current address – email@example.com, as of 2003.03.13. Here’s the text from their website at http://www.subdimension.com/ :
Short URL: http://sachachua.com/blog/p/493
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
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
Make sure you read your contracts . . . and then read them sideways.