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Postby stefania » Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:24 pm

Plavt, i didn't get any PM from you, maybe you sent it to the wrong person. :(

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 28 Aug 2005 4:44 pm

Tried again Stefania and checked it was sent this time should be there now.

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Postby stefania » Sun, 28 Aug 2005 4:50 pm

Got it, thanks!

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Postby sapphire » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 12:08 am

So, was your problem fixed? I just read this thread, seemed like a firewall problem to me.
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Postby Guest » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 1:39 am

sapphire wrote:So, was your problem fixed? I just read this thread, seemed like a firewall problem to me.



Been giving the lady quite some help with this one Sapphire doesn't seem to have been the firewall. Laptops can peculiar things, I have two and and one at least does seem to have a mind of its own. Found same problem for part of the day when accessing e-mail from my own ISP but soon resolved the issue. This has been mentioned in a PM to Stefania which she will see tomorrow.

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 1:41 am

Above by me forgot to log in yet again, getting to be a habit lately.

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Postby stefania » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 11:56 am

Sapphire, doesn't seem like a firewall. You have any other clue about this?

Plavt, read your PM, will try it later tonight. Thanks!

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Postby banana » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 2:41 pm

You need to provide more information than "my email and MSN won't work! AAAAAAARGH!!!" Stefania. :P

If you are using Windows XP, more than likely you have a software firewall active which may cause some issues if settings have been changed recently. What has changed on your system prior to Thursday? Apart from MSN giving you the cold shoulder.
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Postby Plavt » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 6:42 pm

banana wrote:You need to provide more information than "my email and MSN won't work! AAAAAAARGH!!!" Stefania. :P

If you are using Windows XP, more than likely you have a software firewall active which may cause some issues if settings have been changed recently. What has changed on your system prior to Thursday? Apart from MSN giving you the cold shoulder.




Been giving her quite some help with this one Banana, used PM's rather than clutter up the forum. Doesn't seem to be the firewall though, had similar problems in the past myself. Seems it may be a connection issue as she can still connect on a PC. Same thing happened to me with a laptop and PC in the same room. For example I couldn't log on to www.nsandi.com or www.spf.gov.sg on the laptop but could log on to the nsandi site on the PC but not the laptop. After badgering the ISP who as usual did their utmost to fob me off, they discovered the connection was dropping out on certain routes. In the case of nsandi it was in the Manchester area of Britain and as regards spf in Taiwan - seems certain servers hadn't been maintained. Despite what I say here it could be something else seems laptops behave strangely sometimes.

Hope you find this interesting, here's a site you may or not find useful;
www.dnssuff.com.

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Postby Matney » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 8:00 pm

Have you got it working yet? I know how frustrating it is to be without your email. I've been having trouble at work accessing emails there, but figure if its that important they'll find me.

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Postby stefania » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 8:55 pm

Banana, how do i check software firewalls? I didn't change any settings on my laptop and discovered MSN, Hotmail and MSN groups are not accessible on my laptop. Anything that's gotta do with MSN Network, i can't view anything, can't sign in, nada. The only things that were changed were after i discovered the problems and tried fiddling around to see if anything works.

Plavt, I shall reply soon.

Matney, nope it isn't working. :( And this is the only way i communicate with friends and family overseas. I can't chat, can't check my emails and can't access my groups. *sigh......*

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Postby banana » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 9:40 pm

The Control Panel in XP will have a Windows Firewall option. Check to see if MSN has been blocked. Though if you haven't changed anything on your laptop prior to Thursday, it's unlikely to be the cause.

That being the case, click on Start>Run and type "cmd". This will bring you to the DOS command prompt. Next type "ipconfig /flushdns". Now check if you can't log into MSN.

Plavt, you missed out a t in the link. This forum has some of the least traffic so I would hardly call it cluttering. Besides, it might come in handy for someone else later.

Sounds like the ISP succeeded in fobbing you off mate. :P
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Postby stefania » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:06 pm

Banana, should MSN be ticked or unticked in Windows Firewall? Doesn't work either way anyway. And i tried the Command Prompt thing too, didn't work. :( Thanks a lot though.

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Postby Carpe Diem » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:09 pm

You seem quite worried Stefania, just have a break... Time for a smile!

You know it is time to reassess your relationship with your computer when....

1. You wake up at 4 O'clock in the morning to go to the bathroom and stop to check your email on the way back to bed.

2. You turn off your computer and get an awful empty feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

3. You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free internet access.

4. You laugh at people with 28.8 modems.

5. You start using smileys :-) in your snail mail.

6. You find yourself typing "com" after every period when using a word processor.com

7. You can't correspond with your mother because she doesn't have a computer.

8. When your email box shows "no new messages" and you feel really depressed.

9. You don't know the gender of your three closest friends because they have nondescript screen name and you never bothered to ask.

10. You move into a new house and you decide to "Netscape" before you landscape.

11. Your family always knows where you are.

12. In real life conversations, you don't laugh, you just say "LOL, LOL".

13. After reading this message, you immediately forward it to a friend!
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Postby stefania » Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:12 pm

Hahaha, good one CD! :D I just miss my partner and wanna chat plus so many other things that i gotta settle online. :(


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