Dial with your boots on

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Life on the road is hard, thanks to these here global dial-up services. A few weeks back The Register found itself logged-off in France on the grounds that The Microsoft Network had thoughtfully blocked spammers and, er, all of the users who dialed into MSN via other ISPs. Call to tech support to get the details of the new mail server we're supposed to use and all is well again. But then we get back to London, dial up MSN direct, and that mail server won't let us in on that phone number. Maybe if companies would just stop trying to make things easy for us...

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