It was some years ago but I seem to remember with LineOne that the mail was web based (like Hotmail) and I couldn't use Outlook Express. That was some time ago and I understand a bit more now.
I know I have signed this one off but I would still be pleased to hear from anyone who could explain the transition period. ie is there likely to be any downtime and do not Freeserve have to give me a number or something?
You need to ask Freeview to issue you with a MAC code. This will allow you to transfer to Tiscali.
LineOne was taken over by either WOL or Tiscali (which in turn took over WOL), along with one or two other smaller ISPs including Screaming.net in the late 1990s.
WorldOnline was always a "proper" e-mail account with up to five addresses available.
Tiscali also serves Gateway, Tinyonline and Tinyworld dialup subscribers as well as providing the internet service and/or phone services for, among others, virtual ISP Toucan.
It might be of interest to know that when I joined WOL in 1998 I paid £14.99 monthly for 24/7 internet dialup, cheap phone calls and (believe it or not) the charge also covered NT's then line rental of £9.27 a month...:-)
I'm sure I've still got some of the correspondence, particularly that relating to Tiscali's rapid grasp of the fact that such offers were economically unviable at the time and cutting them back.