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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

How to get around email blocking; iTunes backup to PC?

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: When I send out work-related emails, they are returned as undeliverable by Spamcop.net or Spamhaus.org.

My email provider, Time Warner Cable, says the intended recipient's email provider is blocking Time Warner due to the perception that spam is being sent. A Time Warner employee told me I should set up a new free email account with someone such as Gmail to solve the problem.

This has been going on for about six months and I'm frustrated and furious. How can these companies block me?

—Lee Schmid, Medina, Ohio

Answer: The problem isn't SpamCop (spamcop.net) or the Spamhaus Project (spamhaus.org), which are technology companies that help email providers detect and block spam, or junk email. The problem is the email providers. Here's what happens:

Email service providers exchange mail with each other voluntarily. But this voluntary exchange often comes to a halt if "Email Company A" thinks "Email Company B" is sending too much spam email, which can occur if Company B fails to detect and shut off email accounts that are being used to send spam.

Company A decides to teach Company B a lesson by blocking B's email for a while. For the duration of this blocking, everyone with an email account through Company B will be unable to send an email to anyone who uses email from Company A.

So the Time Warner employee was correct. Time Warner email is being blocked by another email provider, and Time Warner can't do anything about it except search for the spammers on its network who caused the problem in the first place. Eventually the other provider will decide the lesson has been learned, and unblock email from Time Warner again.

The easiest way around the blocking is to get a free Google Gmail or Yahoo Mail account. Because those email providers are separate from Time Warner, they presumably aren't being blocked from reaching your intended email recipients.


Q: I have quite a nice collection of music on my iPhone that I purchased through iTunes. How can I back this up on my laptop? If something happened to my iPhone, I would hate to lose my music.

—Linda Lynch, Baton Rouge, La. A: You can use iTunes on your laptop to back up content stored on your iPhone, such as music, TV shows, applications or books that have been purchased through iTunes. In addition, you can back up photos and video that you've taken with your phone, iPhone settings such as contacts or wallpaper, and other content such as ringtones.

See "iTunes: How to back up" and "How to restore from a backup" on Apple's help website, at http://tinyurl.com/37hb482. If you use Apple's iCloud online service for data backup and recovery, you'll find instructions for using it on the same page.

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Previously:



A lesson in backing up your iPad; more
Locked out of Facebook by email switch; Can't use the 'back button' on Internet Explorer 10
If YouTube videos halt, give this a try; 'The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded'
Don't let AOL hold your email hostage!; more
Prepare yourself for end of Windows XP updates next year; more
The right way to make print photos digital; YouTube upload problem
How to find a disappearing DVD drive
Forward an email but not the addresses; ALMOST scammed
Finding a PC that can sing and dance; more
Can you move your Office to a new PC?
Buying the latest gadget poses risk
How long will a backup drive keep working?; more
Social media and small business legal guide
A good drive can help transfer data between computers; more
Brokering a truce between McAfee, Malwarebytes; no need to subject yourself to Windows 8
Problem with my wireless PC mouse; Skype less of a threat than it seems
When pop-up ads go wild, it may be a virus
IPhone quirks can be costly for your contact list; more on alternatives to having a wired telephone line
Options for ditching your phone line
Why Wi-Fi is speedier than Internet
Watching TV via Internet, Wi-Fi and dish
Blocked eventhough not a spammer; Documents icon disappeared from Windows Vista PC Desktop; more
How to get info removed from Google
Which TV system for digital age?
The mystery of the disappearing email; reader didn't follow directions
Readers react to discount phone furor
Turning back your PC's clock from Windows 8 to Windows 7; de-hijacking your browser
T-Mobile customer was counting on discounted phone
Making files play nice with Media Player; Syncing online and local Outlook
Cellphone won't stream live sports anymore; Hotmail v. Outlook
Getting video calling to work on Facebook; Adobe Digital Editions e-reader
Wilderness Internet is costly, slow; Windows Vista Service Pack 2 problems
She can't send e-mail but still receives it; laptop loses wifi connection when asleep
Push to talk aboard ship; retrieve deleted text messages from an iPhone, when on and off
Using email to send iPad text messages; photo recovery program for camera card that has become corrupt
How to avoid getting more spam e-mail
How to solve PC problems from afar; import old e-mails into the Thunderbird e-mail program
Apple iPad ready to travel
How to add software to a diskless PC
Connecting a new PC to an older printer



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