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Re: OT- photos

Huh-  I have sbcglobal and I've never had a problem
getting my hort.net mail.  Are you sure it wasn't some
internal spam-blocker software on your computer?

--- Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I am so sorry to hear that Chris and you didn't have
> to explain... 
> little do we know what happens behind the scenes...
> But I do know
> sbcglobal also put you on the bad list... as all
> this mail was ending up
> there as well.
> Donna
> ----- Original Message ----
> > Then, when I went to hort.net to snip the URL, I
> see the spammers got
> > Chris and he shut it down.
> Sorry about that.  :(
> After not getting any Google ad checks for six
> months, I started poking 
> around.  The Google ad revenue showed one day in
> October when everything
> just tanked, and it stayed low from then on. 
> Searching some more, I 
> discovered that McAfee was listing us as a spam site
> that people shouldn't
> visit, so I notified McAfee to explain that we just
> redirected URLs and
> didn't have anything to do with the content people
> redirected to. 
> (spammers were submitting URLs for their sites to
> sHORTurl, then sending
> out the the new hort.net URL in their emails)
> hort.net was removed from the blacklist and the
> Google ad revenue jumped
> back up to its pre-October levels overnight.  But
> then things got worse;
> hort.net got blacklisted for email as well, so some
> people couldn't send
> mail here because their ISP wouldn't let them.
> I realized that I had no other options but to turn
> the redirection service
> off for a while.  For a little while afterwards
> hort.net had some problems
> because we were getting attacked by people who were
> both upset with the
> spam that came right before I turned off the
> redirection service (it went
> to a *lot* of people) and by the spammers who were
> upset that they couldn't
> use hort.net any more.  The site was being pummeled,
> but things eventually
> let up and everything was finally back to normal.
> I hope to open up sHORTurl again, but only to people
> with hort.net accounts
> that have been around for 24 hours or more.  But
> right now it's not a super-
> high priority since I have several hundred plants to
> pot up still.  :)
> Chris
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