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Topic Title: OT but only ish
Topic Summary: Virgin emails and your invoice
Created On: 16 April 2014 09:43 PM
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 16 April 2014 09:43 PM
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Zs

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'Ello,

I bet you one of my famous 50p's that there are quite a few of us in this situation this evening...

I have about 500 emails in my inbox and growing. Whilst I am delighted to be so popular I have a concern that it is not sincere. Call me old fashioned but don't invite me out for tea or toast on email. I jest. But then actually. I'll get to the point.

Virgin Media have made a massive blooper. In sending out an email on the subject of something to do with logging into Google, about which I know nothing, they succeeded in sending out tens of thousands of email addresses.

So, if you are emailing anyone with a virgin email address then your mail is going to get lost in the hundreds.

I'd suggest you post that invoice if the email address is a virgin one.

Oh, in passing...I sometimes use a service called mail washer so this evening I have been using that and looking at the first few lines of some of the incoming mail on that. It is very funny and there is a real humour developing, but everyone who is replying is sending out their details for sure.

I expect this is going to cost Virgin dear. it is horribly threatening of future hassle.

If you're logging on here before checking your email then expect hundreds. Maybe install something like a mail washer before you go in to your email?

If you are sending and invoice.....Post it.

Zs (off line unless I know who you are and spot you in the long list) .
 17 April 2014 06:46 AM
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Not even having a passport, I'm frequently gob-smacked how many times I get called to a courthouse in New York to face a charge, electricity invoices in dollars and we mustn't forget the relative who was careless enough o die in an air accident in the middle of Africa. My wife is also wondering if she should buy some of this stuff called 'Viagra' as it will improve a part of her body she can't find.

Now that Royal Mail is privatised, I'm expecting a new wave of addressed letter post after they look for ways to increase profits for their bankers (sorry, public share holders).
As my elderly relative keeps saying 'I don't like this world, I shouldn't have woken up after my last operation' this is followed by 'nothing on TV'. I dare not let him loose on his computer.

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 17 April 2014 09:27 AM
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Jaymack

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Originally posted by: normcall
Not even having a passport, I'm frequently gob-smacked how many times I get called to a courthouse in New York to face a charge, electricity invoices in dollars and we mustn't forget the relative who was careless enough o die in an air accident in the middle of Africa. My wife is also wondering if she should buy some of this stuff called 'Viagra' as it will improve a part of her body she can't find.

Tee hee! Subject headings that give mirth: -

1. Are you dead?
2. Don't pay attention to these scams.

I am still flummoxed with the many offering "grow bigger" solutions How do they know that one was at the end of the q?

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 17 April 2014 11:02 AM
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normcall

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Having just received an 'invoice' reminder from Falcon Insurance Services - yes, they are a firm of brokers in the city, I forgot to remind everyone that the attached zip file frequently contains a virus, so don't even be curious. No firm that I have ever dealt with, will send an invoice etc as a zip file, not even HMRC, banks or credit card companies.

Now about these magic pills my wife should be taking...........................................

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 17 April 2014 12:00 PM
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allaway

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Two points to consider:

Your Virgin email address is now in the SPAM domain ... you may find it necessary to get a new address and slowly migrate.

Virgin made a mess - they should pay. If you provide a service and it goes wrong then you are expected to rectify it at your own cost even if that means paying some to do it. In this case you, the users have had to sort out the mess VM caused and you should invoice them for your time. I read one report last night regarding one user who had to spend 4 hours going through the mess.
 17 April 2014 10:01 PM
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G mail

End of story it's the best free business tool going

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 17 April 2014 10:04 PM
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My penis would be the biggest in the world if I'd only taken up those offers...

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 18 April 2014 10:46 AM
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Zs

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'S ok Stateit, so would mine.

This did take quite a few hours to sort out and I hope that it didn't affect too many elderly or confused. I glanced at the top line of the last 66 mails on the mail washer and the last but one was one of the serious ones. It said something about how do I stop this. The final one said, ' Well, John, send me your bank account details and I'll get this sorted for you. Seems to be a problem with our server in Nigeria'. Had to laugh.

There is a strong possibility that I deleted real emails in the debacle and only time will tell of that. I stored a few just to prove that I was affected by it. What a palaver.

Happy Easter all

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 18 April 2014 07:47 PM
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Jaymack

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Originally posted by: stateit
My penis would be the biggest in the world if I'd only taken up those offers...

2 guys were standing beside each other at the appointed place. One looks down at the other and says "Pardon me for the observation, but that's a mighty big one you've got there". The other guy says "Yeah. I had one of those transplants, the girl friend's tickled pink", and he gives him the address.

Some weeks later they meet again at the same venue, and the first guy now brags and says "I went to the same place, see mine now", the other guy laughs and says *You've got my old one".

It's Friday and it's Easter, so let's party!

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