[DWJ] Further to "other notice"
sally at sallyodgers.com
Sun Dec 13 08:18:46 EST 2009
Minnow, not long ago aplus, the company hosting my webpage and thus my
webmail, changed a few things. I was locked out of my webmail for a
while because that I used to do to get into it no longer worked. I used
to type www.sallyodgers.com/mail in the top field, and then put in my
username (sally) and my password. However, now I have to go to
webmail.cs.aplus.net and type in my email address and password. I was
supposed to know this by telepathy, I suspect. Anyhow, the hull thing
looks different, so maybe that's why it appears furrin. Sorry, but
cain't help it. When I finally made contact with a live un who could
tell me what they'd done and what I had to do, I said I wanted the old
easy access back and they said no-can-do.
Quoting Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk>:
> >On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 10:50:55PM -0500, Sally Odgers wrote:
> >> Highly bezerque, I'd say!
> >> Sally Odgers (NOT "=?utf-8?b?U2FsbHkgT2RnZXJz?=")
> Roger explained
> >Sally's email program has decided that her name has Strange Furrin
> >Characters in it, and so has encoded it as UTF-8 (which if she were
> >using Arabic or Hebrew or Klingon characters would be entirely
> >appropriate, but since she isn't is a bit silly really). Minnow's email
> >program predates this innovation and so doesn't understand it.
> What is strange or furrin about "Sally Odgers", I wonder? Looks like quite
> ordinary English characters to me.
> Until last month I didn't see this strange designation, anyhow, I saw
> either "sally[at]" or "Sally" as the sender. So I was asking, was all.
> No offence was intended to Sally or her machine/program, it was just a
> surprise. When mails arrive with such "senders" I tend to assume they are
> spam rather than a real person, because in the past they always have been.
> Does this mean that in the future I shall have to expect this more and
> more, Roger?
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