Monday, March 1, 2010

SPAMMED!


I had not planned on putting up a blog post due to work, but here is what is going on:

My ISP had someone from my *northcc e-mail domain* spammed virtually every major e-mail provider. Hotmail, Verizon, Comcast, SBC Global, Google, etc etc........all reading the IP address as a domain with reputation problems.
What this means is I can receive mail from these addys (and also THEIR spam!), but I cannot reply. It is growing quickly, the number of places that I cannot e-mail out to.
In effect, due to some numbskull with nothing better to do, my ability to e-mail is almost shut down.
So.....to combat this and keep in touch as much as possible, if you use FaceBook, please send me a message there for personal communication. If you are on FaceBook and we have not *friended* each other, send me a request.
I'm telling you, living in Podunk where there are no other choices in matters like this is just grating on the last nerve I had, which was pretty damned raw in the first place and is now down to a bloody NUB. (can you tell I am annoyed??? you couldn't??? hmmmmmm......)
The funny thing is when our ISP was owned locally, there were never any of these issues, due to constant monitoring of the heavy duty spam filters.

Okay, Miz Crabby-Pants 2010 has received her gold medal, grabbed the bouquet and stomped it hard then drop kicked it into the crowd, and is now storming out of the arena leaving a trail of fire and blue air behind........  ;-)
Sorry, sometimes a girl just has to blow off steam.......

I'll try and return when I am more human. But don't hold your breath.

36 comments:

Leslie said...

Oi, what a mess.

Silke said...

That would be so very frustrating!! The same happened with me e-mailing to Germany at one time. I was not able to because someone had spammed the different e-mail servers. Such an aggravation!! Hope you'll be up and running again soon... Love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Girls...

I am not sure what I can do other than shift everything to a new e-mail account, and even then, that is a massive headache.
I'm going to give the tech guys a week or so to get things faniggled.
I have spent over half the day trying to resolve it from my end and am exhausted.
I may be having to send messages thru FB of my *other* e-mail account until this passes.

XXOO!!!
Anne.....too tired to be mean anymore.....

Marie S said...

Oh that is just f-ed up. I am so sorry Anne.

I am enjoying Daryl in his new home.
Thank you so much for coming over.
Hugs to you Anne, you want me to send my monster over?
♥Marie

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

damn - what a mess.
I would rather be without heat than email! LOL

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marie,

I'm afraid this mess might scare poor Daryl!!! (and I have been a monster too today...geez...)
But I appreciate the offer and shall remember it in the future.. >:)

LOL!!!♥♥♥

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Tristan,

I am TOTALLY with you on that one!
What the heck is going on in the universe? What planet farted and threw everything off-kilter???

XXOO!!
Anne

marianne said...

drag! i have looked for you on facebook & can't find you- can you friend me? i miss your comments starting out my day!

yoborobo said...

What is the expression? Oh, yes, THAT SUCKS. I am seriously getting very old and very cranky, because I have ZERO patience for technical problems, and I have been known to go on a complete verbal tirade when things like this happen. I will make the ultimate sacrifice and contact you on FB if I need to. :) And you had me laughing my head off about stomping your bouquet. hee hee! xox Pam

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have to admit that I honestly do not understand the plague you have received...just know I am praying that whoever bought your server will not buy ours. Remain calm and continue to work on your sacred marks lady. Imagine and Live in Peace,Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Vicki Miles ~8-) said...

I hope they find out who did it!

Elena said...

Oh you poor thing...as if you weren't busy enough!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marianne--I will go into FB today and see if I can *friend* you...oh my...too much technology! ACK! Makes my little head spin! (really, I am there!)
I think I change a setting on the privacy part the other day and that may have hidden me.
I rarely know what I'm doing.... :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

I just figured that there HAD to be some humor injected into an otherwise boring rant!!! Besides, in my younger days, that REALLY is pretty much an "Anne-Temper-Tantrum" and stomping and kicking was always involved! <:)
I am with you on the patience...I guess as I get slower (ahem! older...) my patience grows less and less. I have blown my *changes for Lent* big time....

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Mary Helen,

It's good you don't understand it. That way, it is nothing you WORRY about!
I'll just say I hope you never experience it because I love you! (and I don't want to have to send the spam JPG!!!LOL!!)
Take care!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Vicki,

Even if they find out who did it I am sure all they will do is cut off service to them. And it could have been generated by a remote computer that hacked in to a real e-mail and used it as a proctor to send the stuff.....it all gets sort of grey.....
Have a good one...I'm off to PT at 9:15---what was I thinking??? :0

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Elena,

Yep, this is my life! :D I always thought moving to the country would slow things some and what I have found is it is the exact opposite--as in getting all those services you take for granted in town, and have choices on who will provide said service!
Ah well, I'll survive it---I just didn't want anyone to think I was ignoring them or their letters, and I was a BIT piqued when I wrote this.......
Have a good one!

XXOO!!
Anne

The Garden Bell said...

Go ahead and be a crabbie-pants. I would probably have been called worse if this happened to me. Let it out.. Let it all out.

Kate - The Garden Bell

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Kate!

I'm better after the rant and some sleep....LOL!!
The fact that I had to spend so much time trying to troubleshoot stuff and then on the phone with techs cut into my work time, which was what set me off as much as the problems.
I think I just need nerve tonic..... ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Georgina said...

Well, that sucks!!! Don't know if I can send those off coloured jokes on FB!! LOL Anyway, I'll keep sending you stuff and if you get it, great, if not, oh well, I tried.

I say hang those "fargin icehole bastages" by their short and curlies and see if they can still mess up people's Internet upside down!!

Love ya,
G

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Georgina!

thankfully, we are still e-mail connected....which is good because I do think some of the humor would burn holes in FaceBook!!! LOL!!!!
I'll keep you posyed if anything changes!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
I'm sorry you have to put up with these idiotic people.
Yeah, I'd be angry too.
I hope the problem is fixed real soon.
Hugs,
Anna

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Anna,

You know, other than at ther server end, there is little I can do. I've started the works of setting up other accounts elsewhere...again!
It just seems like it is this endless loop of h*ll, and I can't get out of it! LOL!!!
Anyway, I can GET mail, which I suppose is the most important.....

XXOO!!
Anne

Ces said...

Oh I hate it when that happens! Poor baby! Aaw although I love Spam like the one on your photo. Sometimes I buy a whole can just to eat a slice, as if I am having pica. I have to eat a lice, I mean a slice.


I think they should really punish those Spammers with jail time or at least let them stand on a fire ant hill.

Oh I have a face book account but I don't go there. It's too noisy over there.

*Ulrike* said...

Oh man, that is really, really bad. It use to be where people would take your mail out of the mailbox, and now they are messing with it on the internet! Hope the problem gets solved in some way, which ever way, soon for you.
Ulrike

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Bummer. I would use another word that begins with 'B' and ends with 'ds', but I think maybe that might be classed as being nasty. After all, we're above being nasty..aren't we?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Ces, I am ALL for jail time for spammers. I mean, this mornign the whole e-mail server is down, so the techs are having to deal with real issues (beyond my inconvenience) and isn't that the same as theft??? Someone has stolen time and money from the company?
I think there should be incredibly stiff penalties for spammers....like being coated with honey and set naked on a fire ant hill.... >:)
Miis you!

XXOO!!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Ulrike,

I'm rolling things over temporarily to another e-mail account, but dang....I lost a day of work dealing with it.
Hopefully today the company can get some issues solved......I do have empathy for them too.
In the mean time, I hope we ALL have a good day!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh no, M.A.---I am NOT above nasty! LOL!!!! Just ask my poor husband about some of the rants he has had to endure! (and usually me going on about stupis stuff to boot!)
But I do think your suggestion fits quite nicely... :D

XXOO!!
Anne

audrey said...

Oh, Anne, I do feel for you. How inconvenient and frustrating!! There are times when I think whole computer business was invented to torment us!!
I hope things get worked out soon and that things will begin to run smoothly for you.
In the meantime, TRY to remain calm. lol ! I know, I know - what a crazed thought. I would be just as upset as you are. This might be a good time for a margarita!!!
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Audrey!!!

MOI??? CALM???? LOL!!LOL!!
I am not sure calm has ever been in my DNA make up......
I have everything rerouted and sort of jerry-rigged for the moment. It's just making decisions on the long term thing of changing permanently to another e-mail (did I add I have 500 business cards with this e-mail that were professionally printed???).
Anyway, I haven't started to try and eat paint off the walls so we're all in good shape! ;)
I may even see if there is anything outside to photograph today, well, other than mud! HAHAHAHA!!!!
And remember how they all said computers would make our lives easier???? AAAAAHHHHH--HAHAHAHAAHA!
Okay, enough...have a good one dear!

XXOO!!
Anne

blogjem said...

You are handling it well compared to me.
I would be like fire coming from my ears, lazer beams from my eyes destroying everything in my path, growing larger and more dangerous by the moment as I morphed into a being bent on total destruction.
Arrrrgggggghhhhhh!
Sending good vibes your way
(((hugs)))

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well Frances, I did that at first, got calmed down, was doing well, and just lost a blog post that took over half an hour to write.
So I think I am back to the lazer beams and fire coming our of my ears, and any other available orafices!!! LOL!!!!
Oh man....this has tried my temper, and I have failed....

XXOO!!
A well beaten.....Anne

di from di-did-it said...

well now, that certainly bites... thankfully as fast as technology is warping us ahead, you should have a good alternative soon (I hope). In the meantime, I'll friend-ya on fb....

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Di,

Remember....
I...LIVE....IN....INDIANA!!!
In the COUNTRY.
Which means we are ten years (at least!) behind everone else in the normal, human universe. And that's not a joke either! (Although I am sort of laughing....)
Sometimes I think I should be standing in the yard with tinfoinf on my head and an antenna in one hand, keyboard in the other...hoping something picks up the radiowaves! LOL!!! :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Marie S said...

How is the spam thing going?
Glad I took pictures of the sunny sky Anne, I will have some blue sky to look at today while it is raining. LOL!
Supposed to rain this weekend too.
Isn't wonderful how we become weather vanes the older we get? LOL!
Have fun in PT. Careful now.
Thank you so much Sweet Anne for your comment on my angel brooch, I have had tons of practice with clay. Just like you and your gorgeous painting.
Have a great day Anne!

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