Weird addressing

Email addresses are weird. Web addresses run from broadest to most narrow scope, which makes total sense to me. http is the protocol basically informing the computer how to handle the request. (Back in the 90s, we more commonly also saw ftp and mailto and gopher as protocols in links.) Next is the computer address which ideally would… Continue reading Weird addressing

Confuzzled Exchange

I check accounts from two different Exchange domains with Outlook. Check might be a bit of an overstatement for one as it is maybe once a month and more like every couple. Both require me to periodically change the passwords. And both send daily email warnings leading up to the deadline. Because I might miss… Continue reading Confuzzled Exchange

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Post Conference Spam

Sadly information technology conferences give our email addresses and phone numbers to the vendors who attended. That results in me getting an uptick of spam especially in the weeks after it. It is easy to tell the spam from the conference because the vendors mention the name of the conference. All the conferences do it. It… Continue reading Post Conference Spam

“Random” Failure

Got an update to a ticket asking if it could be closed. I clicked the link in the ticket to get to the web site to close it. The web site told me before I could do anything I needed to provide my email address. “Um, the same one you used to email me to… Continue reading “Random” Failure

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Extending Gmail Addresses

Surprised I have not posted prior about this. Gmail allows one to use username+anything@gmail.com and have it delivered to username@gmail.com. Use it to sign up for web sites or things and filter later. Should this address be compromised, you can create a filter to delete anything sent through just that address. Keep in mind… Though I… Continue reading Extending Gmail Addresses

Restore Line Breaks

File this under external brain notes. I figure I will need to do this again or explain it to someone else. Outlook removes line breaks. This probably works fine for people who work in a normal job. As I work in computers, removing these often breaks the formatting and makes the message unintelligible. For example,… Continue reading Restore Line Breaks

Trash Can PSA

Public Service Announcement: Just like documents you place in a physical trash for safe keeping may disappear overnight, do not put emails you may need to keep your email client’s trash can folder. (No, this did not happen to me. Just saw a user’s rant.)

Tenth of Email Infected

Virus and worm writers suck… This stuff gets really annoying really quickly. The latest worm picks on Microsoft SQL server. Don’t think we have many installations here. However, between 4 and 6 AM on a Sunday morning we had an average 30% utilization of our bandwith? That is down from 80 – 100% utilization yesterday afternoon. Could… Continue reading Tenth of Email Infected