Dear, please stop spamming me

Dear (22nd February 2012)
“Bolton, Jamie” <> (11th March 2012)
“Blick, Sharon” <> (8th May 2012)
and again “Blick, Sharon” <> with “Harwood, Jason” <> (30th May 2012)

I know your company. We have advertised in your publications in the past.

However, when you scrape web sites for contact information to send spam [1] (which also breaks the PECR regulations, but nobody cares, right?) you could at least stop sending the spam when asked. I’ve asked three times now.

[1] the email address of ”seewebsiteforcontactdetails@rkbb… is not obvious enough?

Outlook Web Access – missing options

Missing options in outlook web access? I was. I wanted to forward email from a service using Outlook Web Access but I didn’t have the option. It was simply missing. A friend had told me where to find it. I googled it and saw instructions on how to set it, but it wasn’t there. I could not see the ‘rules’ option. It was as if this account had restricted privileges.

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Then I noticed, all the instructions on the internet had different colours and layouts. Was this service using a very old version of OWA? Probably… (It’s on an MOD server used for the Air Training Corps) but also… this is Microsoft Outlook Web Access and I’m using Chrome on Mac…. you wouldn’t think… surely not… Microsoft would write the web interface to only work on Internet Explorer…..

So, I fire up parallels and Windows 7 on my Mac, open Internet Explorer, log in and the world changes. All of a sudden I have every option I’ve been reading about. Suddenly the crippled web program becomes useful. Well, useful enough to set up forwarding – now I can action the emails through my gmail account 🙂

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