The service also can recall e-mails that you've sent. I guess that is where the string part of the name comes in. Give that e-mail the ole YANK! It also will let you edit e-mails that you've already sent and it will let you switch attachments on an e-mail you've already sent.
The Bigstring service is operated via a Web-based interface. It offers four levels of service. All accounts include the ability to send recallable e-mail, non-printable e-mail and send self-destructing pictures.
The free account also features 20 Bigstring e-mails per month and one megabyte of storage. The Bigstring Plus account at $12.95 per year also offers 300 Bigstring e-mails per month, the ability to send erasable e-mail, when opened report, the ability to disguise your e-mail to look like another account and 25 Megabytes of storage.
The BigString Premium account at $29.95 per year offers the additional features of unlimited Bigstring e-mails per month, 50 megabytes of storage and access to the service via your own e-mail client, such as Thunderbird or Outlook.
The Bigstring Business account requires a first-year fee of $180.40 (that is $12.95 per month plus a one-time setup fee of $25). With the business account, you get unlimited Bigstring e-mails per month, unlimited e-mail accounts, @ your domain name, 50 megabytes of storage and access via your own e-mail client.
You can sign up or learn more about Bigstring at www.bigstring.com
Local ISP update
I've finally obtained confirmation from the billing support phone number listed on Searnet's home page that the Danville office has indeed closed, as of Sept. 30.
MSN Live online events
Oct. 26: Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti chats at 8 p.m. Go
CNet Help.com Online courses
The Introduction to Powerpoint 2003 class starts on Thursday. The class is offered free of charge and it will help you create presentations. Learn more or sign up.
The Computer Doctor, located at 236 Skywatch Drive, in the Kroger Center, has some old computer hardware available for free. If you are a tinkerer, stop by and check out the collection. Among the stack you will find old 486 systems of mostly IBM or Packard Bell brands and also some custom-built clones. Don't expect to find a complete system; however, some do have CD-ROM or floppy drives, minimal RAM and very small hard drives. They also have some keyboards available for the taking. The monitors in the stack are most likely dead. There is no limit, so first come, first served.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org; fax me at (859) 236-9566; or write me snail-mail at The Advocate-Messenger, P.O. Box 149, Danville, KY 40423-0149.