Internet Snail Mail - An Oxymoron? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-24-2007
voyagersail's Avatar
Voyager
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aboard
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
voyagersail is on a distinguished road
Question Internet Snail Mail - An Oxymoron?

Does anyone have any experience with Earth Class Mail? See http://www.earthclassmail.com/
__________________
Voyager
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-24-2007
CaptainForce's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
Posts: 1,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 9
CaptainForce will become famous soon enough
Voyager,

I notice on the "How it Works" description, that you access your mail, open & scan it,-decide what to shred, etc.. but they don't describe the "in house" process. Wouldn't your mail need to be physically opened and scanned first to make it available on your account?

I use the emailings that I recieve as email and once or twice a month I have St Brendan's Isle send my mail to an anticipated port. Today I received my new state registration decals for my vessel and dinghy. You're not getting those online. I also receive precription medications,- they're not arriving on the information highway either! I know many fulltime cruisers that are using St. Brendan's Isle worldwide. Maybe you would find a use for email, "physical" postings and this third form. I'll not be able to give up recieving actual articles. What about the parts I order from the Defender catalog? Maybe with a volume of mail that's beyond my needs, it would be wise. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew

Last edited by CaptainForce; 10-24-2007 at 09:12 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-25-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Given the prevalence of identity theft and the insecure nature of internet-based e-mail... I would recommend not using the service. Do you really want a complete group of strangers opening your mail and possibly reading the information off of it and doing what they want with it??
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Philippe Mourniac to be navigator of United Internet Team Germany @ Valencia Sailing NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-11-2006 01:15 PM
Internet Chartering Carol Bareuther Cruising Articles 0 06-12-2002 08:00 PM
Using Weather Sites on the Internet Bob Rice Seamanship Articles 0 05-23-1999 08:00 PM
Using Weather Sites on the Internet Bob Rice Her Sailnet Articles 0 05-23-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:30 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.