An AOL Watch reader forwards the announcement below with this introduction:
"I am dumping AOL in the next couple
of weeks. They are too #@$&ing much!"
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 00:29:58 GMT
From: Robin Nixon
To: All AOL/Eureka Subscribers
Subject: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Dear Eureka! Subscriber,
It has come to our attention that it appears that AOL have
taken the decision on all it's users behalf to block all your
mailboxes from being able to receive the daily Eureka! news-
letter that you have subscribed to. We are not totally sure
that all readers are affected but have determined that 10s of
thousands of you are.
This is a unilateral decision AOL has made, and they have yet
to provide us with a reason for it. So far you may have
missed 2 or more days of your free subscription due to this.
I am sure you will agree this is censorship of your personal
and private email, which they have no right to do. If you do
agree, have not seen Eureka! for a couple of days in your in-
box, and would like to continue receiving it at your current
AOL email account, please take a moment to contact AOL and
protest this action. In the US You can call them toll free on
1-800-827-3338 or 1-800-827-6364, or you can email them at:
- Robin Nixon
Director ABC-Web Ltd. & Innova Interactive Inc.
Publishers of Eureka! and GayEureka!
PS: As a temporary measure you may like to know that you can
get a FREE anonymous email account with which you can receive
Eureka! at ----------> http://www.hotmail.com/cgi-bin/tos.cgi
Once you have your new email address you can then go to visit
to set up your Eureka! subscription to the new email address.