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Old 06-01-2006, 05:57 AM
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We have similar expressions: 'his bark is worse than his bite' - and 'all mouth and no trousers', which I guess to a non-native english speaker, that makes no sense at all
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:08 AM
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I would also report him immediately to his ISP, if you can resolve his service provider name from either his e-mail address (such as, bellsouth.net, etc.) or if your daughter tracks cookies using something like StatCounter.com from his last visit cookie. I'd also immediately change hosting, e-mail, paypal, etc. passwords and make them very strong, 12-16 character non-mnemonic ones. Lastly, I'd contact her website's hosting service and let them know about the threat to make sure he can't easily break through her defenses.

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Old 06-01-2006, 09:11 AM
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Make sure she has antivirus protection and a decent firewall. If its just some script kiddie who thinks he's 1337 then she's got nothing to worry about, ofcourse, if he and his 'friend' really do work for the governement then its perfectly possible that they could access all her past emails.
The version of English I try to use has no mention of a "1337". Could you explain what that is?

Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:29 AM
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This unhappy customer should be the one who is worried. If he is a customer, the person he threatened has his name, e-mail, paypal or credit card info. and perhaps his address. All the things the authorities need to find him.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:34 AM
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The version of English I try to use has no mention of a "1337". Could you explain what that is?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:37 AM
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Out of interest neb, what is your daughter's url? Her personal info could be derived from the dns record.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:47 AM
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Thank you all for the response to this situiation. There are so many options here for her to chose from. She is a smart girl and certainly will do all she can to prevent this from getting worse.
Gary , when one compresses e-mails do you lose good e-mails ? I have never heard of doing this. What does this action do?

Again thanks everyone!! Neb
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Old 06-01-2006, 06:19 PM
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We have similar expressions: 'his bark is worse than his bite' - and 'all mouth and no trousers', which I guess to a non-native english speaker, that makes no sense at all
You guessed right.
You also imply it does make sense to a native one...
Sense?
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Old 06-02-2006, 02:32 AM
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Hi Neb,

No you don't lose good e-mails.

When you delete an e-mail, the server just changes a piece of data in the header for the file, it does not remove it from the server. Think of it like deleting a file, it goes to the recycle bin and can be retrieved.

By compacting the folders, it looks for messages with the altered header data and removes them permanently from the e-mail server, a bit like when you empty your recycle bin.

Its a good thing to do this periodically anyway, as it prevents a build up of the size of your e-mail file on the server.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:08 PM
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'all mouth and no trousers'
Makes more sense than many other expressions. It's a bit of sexual innuendo -- one who is boastful about things which he is incapable of performing (think "empty" trousers i.e. 'no bulge').

I've only heard my UK friends use this expression.
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