NEWS: 4 Nov 2002
FTW Being Blocked By Your
Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
Over the past month we have
received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from people
who cannot get FTW's e-mails. Whether it's for password
retrieval, order confirmation, or other types of communications,
certain ISPs have filtered FTW out of the online fray.
It is important to note that
people who use America Online or access the Internet through
a corporate firewall have experienced problems getting
to our website or receiving our e-mails.
Our tech department says that
the only explanation for this is: filtering. Because of
the dramatic mis-use of email advertising (SPAM) there
are ways an ISP can block a known SPAMer. However, these
tools can also be used to filter out legitimate e-mail
and websites, which may be the case with our site's recent
If you have trouble getting
our site online or through e-mail, contact your ISP
or corporate IS department and tell them FTW is definitely not SPAM! We only send
emails to our subscribers.
Our websites are:
Graffiti Draws Legal Ire
FTW supporters in San Francisco have taken to scrawling "copvcia.com"
on advertising sites owned by National Promotions &
Advertising, Inc. (NPA). Saul C. Janson, an attorney for
the firm, has sent letters alerting us to the situation
and asking that we publish a public notice discouraging
our readers from defacing NPA's property.
From The Wilderness does not condone or encourage this type of activity.
So, if you feel the need to
tag copvcia, please do so in a legal manner, and not
on billboards or private