I can't believe I'm actually asking this. I guess my brain has pushed these old details out in favour of new stuff. My son plans to sign up for internet service for his new place. I currently use Iristel DSL (which I think is just repackaged Bell DSL), and have been for the past decade or so. But I also have a couple of webhost accounts, which means my setup is more complicated than what he needs. He'll need the DSL into his home and the modem to hook up to his phone line. That's the Iristel. Bujt does he ALSO need to sign up for an ISP to get email? See, I use Iristel as my phone line provider, but my email is email@example.com - pathcom is my ISP. I don't think there is a such thing as firstname.lastname@example.org. I guess many ISPs offer both services - service provider and email accounts and webhosting. Maybe Iristel is one of the few that do not.