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Tom R

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Anybody else have this problem?
I have a cousin who lives in South Korea. For a while we were communicating via email. Then abruptly, her messages to me would not go through anthough she would get mine to her. I tried an alternate email address I have and we had the same problem. She communicates freely with another cousin we have in another state with no problem. I emailed my ISP who said that her email to me may be blocked beacuse there is a lot of porn spam from Korea. I'm baffeled. Are the OHIO email police watching me? Any help would be appreciated. (No we don't send porn back and forth.)
 

Greenescapist

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Are you sure that you don't have a spam filter turned on by your email client? You're right about all the spam coming from Korea. Look in your options or preferences and turn the filter off. Or, set up a free Yahoo account and have you cousin email you at a new address.
 

Tom R

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Greenescapist said:
Are you sure that you don't have a spam filter turned on by your email client? You're right about all the spam coming from Korea. Look in your options or preferences and turn the filter off. Or, set up a free Yahoo account and have you cousin email you at a new address.

I turned my email spam filters off. But that wouldn't explain why my other email account has the same problem, unless its just coincidence. I did open a Yahoo account and it worked, so far. (This reminds me of the old saying that "You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you.")
 

Dan

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Asia is the source of quite a bit of spam, and mail servers in Asian countries are infamous for leaving their relays wide open. I'd imagine that the ISP had problem with spam from the mail server, and blackholed it.

Do you have a header from one of the older messages?
 

Tom R

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er..What do you mean "header?" My email went through ok. My cousin's were returned to her. I never saw them.
 

Dan

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Let's see the header from her e-mails from before they were blocked.

A header looks something like this. It's at the start of every e-mail message. ( I blocked out anything that the spambots could grab.)


Return-path: < ( username)@aol.com>
Envelope-to: ( username)@cyburbia.org
Delivery-date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 09:54:21 -0600
Received: from imo-m07.mx.aol.com ([64.12.136.162])
by megs15.100mwh.com with esmtp (Exim 3.36 #1)
id 19cS8C-0004Wy-00
for ( username)@cyburbia.org; Tue, 15 Jul 2003 09:54:20 -0600
Received: from ( username)@aol.com
by imo-m07.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v36_r1.1.) id i.25.3bc007d7 (4230)
for < ( username)@cyburbia.org>; Tue, 15 Jul 2003 11:54:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: ( username)@aol.com
Message-ID: <25.3bc007d7.2c457d9c@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 11:54:14 EDT
Subject: (no subject)
To: ( username)@cyburbia.org
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="part1_25.3bc007d7.2c457d9c_boundary"
X-Mailer: 6.0 sub 10577
 
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