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CLEARnet now offering FREE spam and antivirus protection to "all" customers.

 
 
ufo_hk
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      10-07-2003
Received the following email from CLEARnet today, a bit of a turn around.

>This move reflects our commitment to delivering competitive customer choice

and
>value.

And reflects competitive pressure - given xtra announcement of free spam
protection next month?
Owell maybe we'll see competition in other areas one day eg board
band............I won't wait up for it thou.

___________________________________________
Dear clear.net customers,

Clear.net would like to announce that our leading spam and virus protection
will continue as a FREE service for all clear.net customers. All current and
new clear.net users receive Spam and Virus Protection automatically. Please
note that this is a change to our original plans to charge customers on
certain
low usage plans from January.

This move reflects our commitment to delivering competitive customer choice
and
value.

If you do not want this FREE service, you can disable it by logging into
Manage Account of the clear.net website at: http://register.clear.net.nz.

At this site you can also choose to only have spam protection or virus
protection.

Our spam protection is used by six of the top 10 United States ISPs,
including
AT&T, Hotmail and Bellsouth. It uses multiple methods of detection, with an
industry-best effectiveness rate of more than 90%.

Symantec powers the anti-virus protection service so clear.net customers get
market leading protection against email transmitted viruses.

For more information on clear. net?s spam and virus protection, please
visit:
http://www.clear.net.nz/services/spamvirus.html


Regards,
The clear.net team



 
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Nicholas Sherlock
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      10-07-2003
ufo_hk wrote:
> Our spam protection is used by six of the top 10 United States ISPs,
> including
> AT&T, Hotmail and Bellsouth. It uses multiple methods of detection,
> with an industry-best effectiveness rate of more than 90%.


Hotmail??? Their "Bulk Mail" filter is shite!

Cheers,
Nicholas Sherlock


 
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T.N.O.
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      10-07-2003
"Nicholas Sherlock" wrote
> > AT&T, Hotmail and Bellsouth. It uses multiple methods of detection,
> > with an industry-best effectiveness rate of more than 90%.


> Hotmail??? Their "Bulk Mail" filter is shite!


I didnt think that Hotmail used "Brightmail" for spam filtering... MSN
might, but Hotmail, why provide a paid for spam filter on a free mail
system.


 
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Gordon
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      10-07-2003
On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 16:15:12 +1300, ufo_hk wrote:

> Received the following email from CLEARnet today, a bit of a turn around.
>
>>This move reflects our commitment to delivering competitive customer choice

> and
>>value.

> And reflects competitive pressure - given xtra announcement of free spam
> protection next month?


Not so much of a turnaround, but rather some good competition.

Question is why has it taken the big ISPs so long to do this?


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RayC
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      10-07-2003
Add Paradise.net.nz into this as well

all by same owner

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"Gordon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 16:15:12 +1300, ufo_hk wrote:
>
> > Received the following email from CLEARnet today, a bit of a turn

around.
> >
> >>This move reflects our commitment to delivering competitive customer

choice
> > and
> >>value.

> > And reflects competitive pressure - given xtra announcement of free spam
> > protection next month?

>
> Not so much of a turnaround, but rather some good competition.
>
> Question is why has it taken the big ISPs so long to do this?
>
>
> --
> Fairy stories exist so children get used to real life
>
>



 
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Bryan Souster
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      10-07-2003
ufo_hk wrote:
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> Symantec powers the anti-virus protection service so clear.net
> customers get market leading protection against email transmitted
> viruses.


This and the other comments they make about the virus protection give the
impression, IMHO, that the virus protection is all you need and comes from a
reputable antivirus vendor in Symantec. How many people will miss the
significance of the word 'email' in the above sentence and assume that Clear
is offering a comprehensive virus detection service (they detect only
email-born virii). IMHO they should have included a statement that users
retain their current virus protection programs in respect of virii that are
not email-transmitted.

Its a picky but important distinction IMHO.


 
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Uncle StoatWarbler
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      10-07-2003
On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 16:15:12 +1300, ufo_hk wrote:

> Clear.net would like to announce that our leading spam and virus protection
> will continue as a FREE service for all clear.net customers.


They finally realised the savings in disk outweigh the extra processing costs.


 
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ufo_hk
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      10-07-2003
Exactly and hence how long are we going to have to wait for real competition
in board band service.........Interesting it was Xtra that "might" have
triggered this competative change for once.

"Gordon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 16:15:12 +1300, ufo_hk wrote:
>
> Not so much of a turnaround, but rather some good competition.
>
> Question is why has it taken the big ISPs so long to do this?
>



 
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T.N.O.
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      10-07-2003
"ufo_hk" wrote
> Exactly and hence how long are we going to have to wait for real

competition
> in board band service.........Interesting it was Xtra that "might" have
> triggered this competative change for once.


They(Xtra) are only following some of the small(er) ISPs by offering this
service for free, my ISP has offered it as long as I care to remember, and
for that matter, as long as I have cared about getting spam/virii


 
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Mainlander
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      10-07-2003
In article <blva3g$gu6up$(E-Mail Removed)-berlin.de>,
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) says...
> "ufo_hk" wrote
> > Exactly and hence how long are we going to have to wait for real

> competition
> > in board band service.........Interesting it was Xtra that "might" have
> > triggered this competative change for once.

>
> They(Xtra) are only following some of the small(er) ISPs by offering this
> service for free, my ISP has offered it as long as I care to remember, and
> for that matter, as long as I have cared about getting spam/virii


*******s

Xtra led the way on virus scanning on their email servers, having
installed it years ago, well ahead of other iSPs.
 
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