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IDNet Help / Re: Just recording an outage... for info. (01244)
« Last post by Tricky on Jun 02, 2020, 16:35:50 »
I get this sort of thing happening most days at about the same time (late afternoon).  My otherwise marvelous connection drops out intermittently for anywhere between 15min and a couple of hours.  It can be rock solid all day long and nothing in the house is changing.  Is this likely to be OpenReach mucking about with a cabinet somewhere?
It's driving me bonkers; but the upside is that when the instability starts, it's time to go out and sit in the garden...  ;)
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IDNet Help / Re: Filtering spam e-mail based on sender's top-level domain
« Last post by Simon on Jun 02, 2020, 10:02:22 »
I wonder if putting .co in quotes (so, ".co") would work by blocking that specific 'word'?  Might be worth a try, or you could check with IDNet first.
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IDNet Help / Filtering spam e-mail based on sender's top-level domain
« Last post by goldberg on Jun 02, 2020, 09:19:50 »
During May the number of spam e-mails to my IDNet inboxes has been steadily increasing.
Several hundred per day now.

Applying filtering rules is a bit like aiming at a moving target - the IP addresses and mail addresses of the senders keep changing.

One type of filtering rule that would help is the ability to block whole top-level domains.
I already apply a From: filtering rule for domains such as .xyz which constantly sends large amounts of spam.  This rule works well because few if any of my valid e-mails contain this string.

Among many other problem domains, the one I would really like to block is .co but applying a From: filtering rule for the string .co would also block .co.uk and .com among others.

Have any other IDNetters found a way of blocking mail from whole top-level domains ?

Is this not something IDNet could usefully do on our behalf ?
It's very unlikely I would ever want to receive e-mails from domains such as .xyz and .co
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IDNet Help / Re: Just recording an outage... for info. (01244)
« Last post by talos on Jun 01, 2020, 07:47:21 »
we have had a few here in w wales , not long outages but annoying nevertheless  >:(
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IDNet Help / Re: Just recording an outage... for info. (01244)
« Last post by nowster on May 31, 2020, 21:53:54 »
Common factor would appear to be OpenReach?
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IDNet Help / Re: Just recording an outage... for info. (01244)
« Last post by Clive on May 31, 2020, 20:41:12 »
I understand that there has been a surge in outages in recent days.  Sky, Talk Talk and BT have been particularly affected.
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IDNet Help / Just recording an outage... for info. (01244)
« Last post by gyruss on May 31, 2020, 17:45:14 »
Just had a late afternoon hour+ outage from around 3.45pm to about 5.30pm.  Recording just for info for 01244 area, may have been more.  just in case anyone else was affected and thought they were the only one :)
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Thanks for that goldberg,

I've totally switched to Linux Mint now, not even dual booting anymore, as it all works well for me.

I'll make a note about VueScan should I ever need it in the future though.


Do note, however, that if your scanner is a relic of a bygone age, it may not be supported by anything. (My scanner may have died of its own accord but it was very old.)
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Windows 10 May 2020 update.
« Last post by Den on May 30, 2020, 22:00:10 »
The only problem that I came up with is that my sound was turned to my speakers but Windows Trouble Shooter fixed that.  ;D
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Windows 10 May 2020 update.
« Last post by Den on May 28, 2020, 16:22:29 »
I updated my desktop this morning and apart from having to turn off my antivirus for 15 minutes no problems at all. It took about 1hr 45mins to complete in total. Now it's play time.  :thumb:
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