My ISP has decided that it's no longer worth his while to support my email address any more, so I need to change it. I have a few weeks to get off it. This means that I have to change over the mailing list subscriptions. And the addreses on the web pages. All of the OrBat web pages have my email address on them, every one! It was part of the Frontpage template that they were created with. Homer says that I am a dill for not putting it in a frame. But other people don't like frames. A perl script easily changed all the references to the Metva address -- which some people also seem to have trouble with, probably due to the agressive spam filter but now it's the only address I've got. I haven't uploaded anything much in months and there is something wrong and the put commands time out! I have spoken to ADFA about it and it looks like I will need to speak to them again. On the plus side, it seems that I have an ADFA email account that I've never used. But University email accounts aren't very good as they always disappear.
This isn't the only problem with email account. They switched phone lines without telling anyone. Presumably nobody uses dialup any more. And I can't collect the mail except when I am logged on to them, which I can't be when I'm out of town. All in all, it's a big mess.