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Message 110065 - Posted: 9 Oct 2022, 18:13:35 UTC - in response to Message 110064.  
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For me normally the fake Richard Haselgrove ones get into my (Gmail) spam folder, but once every now and then one slips through into my inbox and I have to take action. Funny thing is, I can't forward them to the real Richard Haselgrove as his email inbox blocks them as spam.

PS, I reported Seti this morning just before the start of the Formula One to David and Eric but as yet no response.
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Message 110066 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 0:36:27 UTC

10-9-2022 at 5:36 PM - PDT

RE: Spoofed e-Mails.

My e-Mail Provider lets me create "Aliases" for me to use, instead of my Primary e-Mail Address.
So, for "Business", my computer stuff, I use an Alias. This morning, I had, (in my Junk Folder), an
e-Mail supposedly from my Alias to my Alias. YET, I DIDN'T create nor send said e-Mail.

Hovering over the sender, it clearly had my Alias SPOOFED! I deleted the Spam, accordingly, and
DID NOT hit "Report as Spam", because I was afraid my e-Mail Provider would censor or block
my Alias against my own use as well.

It's getting QUITE maddening now.


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Message 110067 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 2:25:51 UTC - in response to Message 110066.  

TL, Good thing you didn't report your own spoofed email, who knows what might of happened.

About a dozen years back my Yahoo primary had supposedly sent one of my Yahoo aliases a (spoofed) email about "discounted men's pills."
Y-Mail allowed you to view the full email headers info without opening or marking as read. For fun, I decided to trace the "real" senders IP address and saw it's origin was from a foreign country notorious for faked emails.

I have to say that in all the years have been using a Gmail address, my spam count is probably less than 1 a year that makes it to my inbox or spam folder.

An additional free bonus I use extensively with Gmail is you can create and apply automatic filtering and/or categories to incoming mail.
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Message 110071 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 4:05:23 UTC

FYI, email addresses are no longer the good old 127 characters of ASCII. Now "wide" characters are allowed. Unfortunately for us humans there are many different codes that will print as say "a". So Mr. spam knowing this will create an address that looks to human eyes exactly the same as a valid address of a trusted person. I don't know if domains are allowed to be "wide" characters, hopefully not, but if so such an address would be indistinguishable to human eyes from a real address and phishing would be easy peezy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF1bIT1ym4g
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Message 110074 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 9:12:35 UTC

I don't think anything superficial can be taken at face value with spam messages like this. I've still got two of 'Jacob's' emails:

One says it comes from an educational establishment in the Dominican Republic, but the first identifiable IP address is a Microsoft datacentre in Washington DC.

The other is again from an educational establishment, this time in South Korea. The IP address is another Microsoft datacentre in Tokyo, Japan.
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Message 110075 - Posted: 10 Oct 2022, 10:32:23 UTC - in response to Message 110067.  
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TL, Good thing you didn't report your own spoofed email, who knows what might of happened.

About a dozen years back my Yahoo primary had supposedly sent one of my Yahoo aliases a (spoofed) email about "discounted men's pills."
Y-Mail allowed you to view the full email headers info without opening or marking as read. For fun, I decided to trace the "real" senders IP address and saw it's origin was from a foreign country notorious for faked emails.

I have to say that in all the years have been using a Gmail address, my spam count is probably less than 1 a year that makes it to my inbox or spam folder.

An additional free bonus I use extensively with Gmail is you can create and apply automatic filtering and/or categories to incoming mail.

10-10-2022 at 3:32 AM - PDT

Dr. Who Fan,

Another nice thing about my e-Mail Provider is that with my Aliases, there are NO Passwords/Passphrases associated with them.
I CANNOT 'Login' to my e-Mail Account with them. So, should someone try to 'Hack' in, it's essentially impossible to hack my
e-Mail Account with the Alias. :-)

Also, when I do send from my Alias to my Alias(es), a trail is created by having the Sent Mail end up in my Sent Folder. This,
obviously, DID NOT happen with the Spoofed e-Mail.

[EDIT:] Also, I was unaware that Y-Mail was now allowing Aliases. Way back in the day, on my first Y-Mail Account,
this option was unavailable.


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Message 110081 - Posted: 11 Oct 2022, 22:08:05 UTC

Glory.
Checking on e-mail earlier today, seen that I'd received the Energy Discount.
Received it 6 days ago, oops.
Wasn't sure of opening it, but did so.
Paypoint Services.
Printed voucher & topped up.

Grumble.
Wasn't going to post this, but after seeing a reoort on the BBC...
13:14 last Friday, got a very loud rat.a.tat.tat on the front door.
Gas engineer checking on a reported gas leak.
Apparently, the electrician checking on the buildings lighting smelt gas & reported it.
Engineer was in the meter cupboard for a little over 75 minutes.
Cause of the leak?
New boiler.

Oh to recap on smart meters.
They've improved over the v1.
That being said, there will be 2 issues that will be ongoing for some considerable time.
Data usage
Company policies
Oh dear
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Message 110104 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 17:24:00 UTC

Posting because noone else has posted here for the last 2 days.
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Message 110110 - Posted: 15 Oct 2022, 3:16:46 UTC - in response to Message 110104.  

Posting because noone else has posted here for the last 2 days.


Thank you I was feeling a little lost...
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Message 110113 - Posted: 15 Oct 2022, 15:07:08 UTC - in response to Message 110110.  

Posting because noone else has posted here for the last 2 days.


Thank you I was feeling a little lost...

Do we need a word link thread so that doesn't happen?
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Message 110129 - Posted: 18 Oct 2022, 16:55:16 UTC

Grumble.
It amazes me how one company can mess up big time, especially using technology.
Since retiring, been indulging in a little pastime - buying old classic films & TV series.
Depending on cost, 1/2 a month, sometimes 3.
No problems, that is until this month.
3rd, ordered 3. Received one on 4th & 2 on 8th.
12th, ordered 2. Received both 15th.
13th, ordered 2. Received one 14th.
Now for the fun.
Normally, get 3 options, paid delivery withing a set time, Prime delivery & standard free 5 day.
Always go for the free one if order over £20.
Nope, one of the orders for 13th only gave 2 options, no free one, so went with the paid one, not Prime.
Checking on order at the weekend, see that estimated delivery is 22nd-25th.
Seller states usually dispatched in 3/4 days. Dispatched today.
Carrier is Royal Mail, so...
That order for 3rd?
1 said "on its way but running late".
The other said (at 1st) May be lost & entitled to a refund". Now say, "on its way but running late"
Sheesh.
I'll let you guess what company that is. :-)
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Message 110131 - Posted: 18 Oct 2022, 17:26:24 UTC - in response to Message 110129.  

Amazing's web tracking is all over the map... Garbage in, Garbage out.
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Message 110141 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 10:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 110131.  

What I find funny is that the "not missing order" is still showing "expected by 13th Oct".
As for the remaining item should get it tomorrow, that's if snail mail pull their fingers out.
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Message 110172 - Posted: 22 Oct 2022, 14:46:01 UTC
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Is universe home down ?
Sheduler request failed a couple times.

Edit: Found it in the projects thread.
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Message 110184 - Posted: 23 Oct 2022, 9:26:49 UTC

10-23-2022 at 2:26 AM - PDT

1.) [GRUMBLE:] I go in to the hospital, tomorrow for knee surgery.
Left knee, 'Total Knee Replacement'.

2.) [GLORY:] I will have a new, bionic, left knee, tomorrow.

(Mixed feelings, MUCH!!!???!!!)


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Message 110185 - Posted: 23 Oct 2022, 9:55:02 UTC - in response to Message 110184.  

A Timelord with a bionic knee running BOINC. So many things wrong. 😂
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Message 110186 - Posted: 23 Oct 2022, 12:00:08 UTC - in response to Message 110184.  

The best of luck with the surgery.
Praying for a good result.
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Message 110187 - Posted: 23 Oct 2022, 13:56:21 UTC - in response to Message 110184.  

TL, Best of luck with the knee replacement surgery. Might want to keep that sonic screwdriver away from the bionic knee as it heals.
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Message 110188 - Posted: 23 Oct 2022, 14:13:36 UTC

Best of luck with the new knee.
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Message 110189 - Posted: 23 Oct 2022, 19:09:53 UTC

12:09 PM - PDT

Thanks, everyone. :-)

I've brought Hackintosh Andromeda downstairs for easy access to her and the internet.
My main reason for the computer move is that I will have some changing appointments,
and some new appointments to make in the next week or two. I WON'T be able to
easily make it up and down 14 steps to the regular spot for Andromeda....

Andromeda is now on the family room 'card/gaming' table, off in a corner of the family
room. She took the move well, the only thing I didn't bring down was the Altec Lansing
ACS-45.0 two satellite and one sub speaker system. I think mom and dad just might
frown on that.... So, for now, sound is achieved through the HDMI Cable to the BenQ
EL2870U 28" 4K Monitor.

Back to the surgery. In exactly 24 Hours, I will be wheeled into surgery. It will last approx.
three hours. They plan to send me home on Tuesday morning, IF all goes according to
plan.

I will keep you all apprised on my progress over the next week or so. IF all goes well,
I'll get Andromeda back upstairs into the Attic/Office in a couple weeks. (AND, hooked
back up to the Altec Lansing speakers.)


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