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TECH: going DSL (and Re: Strange E-Mail etc)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, April 2, 2004, 18:56
On or around April 6, I will be leaving good old dial-up and getting
_verizon_'s DSL service.  As far as I can tell at the moment, this will
entail possibly switching to MSN 8 Internet Software, whatever that is.

I could of course continue to use, but it would cost extra........
the MSN stuff claims to have a Firewall, Virus protections etc etc.-- and
the one thing I'm concerned about is that was VERY good at catching
viruses in their filter (plus 80-90% of spam)-- over the past week or so,
for ex., they've been catching msgs of the sort described in the "Strange
E-Mail" thread at the rate of 3-4 per day, all are said to have the NETSKI
(....Y?) virus.  So my concern is whether MSN (or Verizon) will offer
comparable filters and security, or whether-- gasp-- I'll have to do it
myself (which I'm ill-equipped to do, mentally, as I think y'all know*).
Any Advice, Suggestions??
*I've said many times in the past that I view the computer as a glorified
typewriter, with additional magical functions beyond my ken..

I suppose I'll have to resubscribe to conlang with whatever new email addr.
I get.  not to mention assorted merchants with whom I have accounts.