As a few of you may have worked out, my ISP is the dreaded AOL . While I am locked into a broadband contract for the next 8 months, I think I may just go elsewhere next year. anyways.... It seems it's now possible, and has been for a few months now, to connect to AOL using PPPoE over TCP/IP (something like that anyway. lol) as opposed to using the AOL client software (which we all know really sucks). This means, as I have seen first hand, that given a compatible modem, it is now possible to connect to the internet via aol from a Linux box, something which AOL was none too happy about previously, and also that AOL subscribers no longer have to use the client browser! (of course, it's still the only way to register in the first place!!!) ALSO, remember that it wasn't possible to use outlook, or similar mail programs to read and send AOL email, due to their entirely different mail system? Well, Now AOL have an IMAP mail server, and thus you can now do it!!! Well, I'm pleased. It's certainly soothed my ISP nightmare for the next 8 months to some extent. Do you think AOL might be starting to come round to a sensible standpoint, and may eventually provide a halfway decent service?