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Has anyone received a mail lately from someone you know but where the
source domain is plasticsurgerynm.com?
Said domain is genuine or so it seems but if you go to the contact
page to advise the last thing you have to enter is what looks to be a
CAPTCHA but is not in the usual box or picture format and uses the
letters USPY which makes me suspicious.
November 8th 16 06:08 PM
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| || || | PlusNot
Been having problems with my ADSL going down several times a day.
Problems began 19th or 20th August, and have continued daily until now.
I've had three dropouts today since midnight.
At first the ADSL was off for hours at a time every day for a week, until
I discovered that rebooting the router would get me back on line not
immediately but quite soon afterwards. Consequently, now I...
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| || || | BT Broadband Voice problems
R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
On Sunday, 23 October 2016 12:36:19 UTC+1, R. Mark Clayton wrote:
It was working on 19th October, but since late last week the program reports "Error in response from server please try again" and it won't register on my Gigaset either.
In BT's web site, which has moved, you can't pay, recent calls and bills don't appear correctly, many links are broken, although you can reinstall the BT...
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| || || | The need to take Bhtee offconn et al to court over symmetric gigabit FFTH
The need to take Bhtee offconn et al to court over symmetric gigabit FFTH
The way it would work is to issue a court writ to Bhtee, Offconn and VM
challenging their right to install duplicate redundant ducts under the
streets of tax payers and not delivering anything of value. They themselves
used FFTC to wire up their...
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| || || | Do slow VDSL lines use ADSL profiles ?
My line was upgraded to VDSL a few weeks ago, and it's disappointingly slow -
some of which is undoubtedly down to the monopoly wiring here.
The download speed is within the estimated speed range for an "Impacted" line,
but the upload speed is way outside - for an "Impacted" line the estimated
upload speed is 3.8 - 7.1 Mb/s, but I'm getting about 1.2 Mb/s :-(
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| || || | Is there a problem with Virgin email (POP and webmail) at present - bad password error
Is there a problem with Virgin's email system at present? I've getting a bad
password error, both when Windows Live Mail signs in using POP and also when
I access via mail.virgin.net
The last successful email seems to be 19 October at 16:11
Should I be worried that my password might have been hacked and changed? Has
anyone had their account terminated because they aren't a Virgin subscriber?...
October 20th 16 10:09 PM
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| || || | Ski calls Bhtee to be disbanded because it lies about fibre rollout
Ski calls Bhtee to be disbanded because it lies about fibre rollout
Bhtee at it again!
It promised to open up the ducts and separate its fake fibre division
which overcharges customers and wholesale customers to subsidise
its loss making TeeVee operations is at it again, plodding and
dragging foot to prevent letting go of its...
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| || || | VPN
Can anyone tell me if it is simple to set up a VPN so that two users
(one local) can access the same server securely when one is in an
office on the end of a standard broadband (i.e. Internet) line 40
miles away. For that matter wireless access using a mi-fi or phone
hotspot and a laptop would be an additional advantage.
I am fairly competent with Windows albeit XP but I am finding my way...
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| || || | Slow wifi with irregular ping times on one laptop
I was asked to investigate a Lenovo laptop that was probably a year or so
old, originally supply with Win 8 but upgraded by the owner to Win 10.
He had fibre broadband with a BT Homehub 5 router. My Android phone and my
Windows 7 laptop, both running speedtest.net site showed a fairly consistent
30-40 Mbps down and 9 Mbps up over wifi; the Win 7 laptop over Ethernet
achieved around 50 D / 9...
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| || || | Slamming?
I have just received a couple of e-mail messages that say they come from
Zen, my ISP, confirming that I am closing my BB account next month. The
trouble is, I'm not.
This happened to me a couple of times when I lived in the US, when my
'phone line was 'slammed' by another company (Sprint) saying I had
I have written to Zen (they are closed at weekends), confirming that I
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October 8th 16 07:14 PM
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| || || | 'Cured' SPAM?
Anyone have any ideas of the origin or reason behind all the SPAM
messages beginning '' in the subject field.
I have had nine this morning and it is only just after 0800h. They are
easy to filter out with a proper mail reader (mobile phone more difficult).
They have been coming for several weeks but seem to be increasing now.
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| || || | o2 termination of service.
I had an E-Mail from o2 some time ago saying that they were stopping
E-Mail facilities for ex broadband users at the end of June. I then
changed my contact details with companies that I used it with but
E-Mails still keep coming.
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| || || | Phone Co-op
I'm thinking of moving my broadband to the Phonecoop, do they provide an
smtp server for outgoing email? I can't seem to find any details.
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| || || | Networking advice - sharing a hotel or cruise ship wifi connection which has a captive logon screen
We're going on a cruise and the ship has metered wifi: you connect to a wifi
network and then as soon as you try to access a web page, you get presented
with a captive logon screen where you have to login with a username and
password which are supplied for each individual customer (this is in
addition to or as a replacement for the WPA key).
We'd like to be able to connect multiple devices...
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| || || | What does 'unbalanced cable' mean?
Over the weekend we had a fault on our line - lost connections and very
noisy line - which was fixed on Tues. However, since the fix our broadband
speeds dropped from 4.5meg to 3meg, despite having a sync rate of 6.8meg.
I raised this with plusnet suggesting a bras reset, but they've come back
with a new error - an 'unbalanced line' - which OR are due to investigate
on Monday. What is it -...
September 23rd 16 01:47 PM
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| || || | Router address help
My F-i-L is a BT ISP user and has a BTHH3. Said router has a slight
tendency to loose connection and not recover, so I have obtained a
BTHH4r - that's the open/retail version.
Simple question - and bear in mind I have not been inside his HH3 -
but the HH4 requires a username and a password so that it can
register. I know the username is in clear text, but what about the
password? If there...
September 19th 16 09:01 AM
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| || || | BT HH3 problems
My elderly F-i-L is having problems with his HH3. It has worked
perfectly for three or four years but recently has lost Internet
access a couple of times for no apparent reason and the router has not
recovered without a PoR.
Is this a known issue with HH3?
Would he be better off with a HH4r which are readily available at
Expensive World and not too pricey?
Is there another readily...
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| || || | Bank of Japan Risk: Running Out of Bonds to Buy (Wall St. Journal)
Japan's central bank is facing a new problem: It could be running out of
government bonds to buy.
The Bank of Japan is snapping up the equivalent of more than $750 billion
worth of government debt a year in an effort to spur inflation and
growth. At that rate, analysts say, banks could run out of government
debt to sell within the next 18 months.
September 11th 16 09:03 AM
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| || || | BT HH3 as Wifi Extender
Having switched to Plusnet and got a new hub - essentially HH5 I have my
old HH3 surplus to requirements. Should it be possible to use it as a
wifi extender connected by ethernet to my HH5 (Plusnet 1)?
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