This is the kind of service you would get from a free provider.
Sorry to hear about your troubles.
Good luck with your next provider.
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It is not a free host but WAS back in days when 'free' was alive...many years ago....
In an unusual move they 'grandfathered' 'free people' but I don't think that was a big issue because 'free' was only something like 1mb.
The big deal in my thoughts was the email portion of accounts. Grandfathered free.
Now..even AOL is giving big free email now...
This was simple old fashioned email @boomspeed.com. (25mb?)
I used the email for years. I don't mean big bandwidth usage but just for some important things. It would not be termed 'free email address' so.....
Nobody would expect they would go to their email one day in January 2007 and with no prior warning the box is locked. You can get your email by submitting Paypal payment. NO WARNING. I log in about every day so....
Email often contains personal information. Maybe important things.
I've been around long enough to go through 10 trillion web hosts vanish free and paid but yet to encounter this type of operation. PAY---you can get your email--(with no prior contract except 'free grandfathered for life')
Boomspeed I think now caters towards image hosting for auctions,etc. but I think you get 250mb for a regular website if desired. Email with it.
So pay your dues and if a place thinks and operates like this what's next? By TOS they can write anything but maybe some day they will book these places for extortion.
So I vented. It's true so I'm not just flaming a place.