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I got this the other day when my cellphone was connected to a Fido LTE tower. The amount of effort to convince someone at Fido/Rogers to investigate and resolve just isn’t worth it.

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Happened to me on my cellphone as well. Didn't think a cellphone (Apple) could have a virus?

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pinballjah wrote:Happened to me on my cellphone as well. Didn't think a cellphone (Apple) could have a virus?
Someone else owned the ip before you and most likely got it banned.

Ips are not static on cellphones.
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This happened to me yesterday at home. Blocking by IP just isn't very meaningful - but most especially considering that we are already verified logged in members of MAACA in good standing.

May I suggest to put more security at the time of account creation (if desired) rather than at the time of posting a message? It's really frustrating to spend a bunch of time composing and THEN find out it's not allowed to post.
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Post by Azatotht »

It isn’t that hard, click the unban button on spamhaus and confirm with the link they are sending via email.

Its fast and easy for you. Anyway beeing flagged by spamhaus may and will cause you troubles somewhere else. We once were unable to send emails to some providers at work because our ip was flagged...

If your computer is not hacked to send spam (and yes, this is possible), then you won’t get blocked again. But keep in mind that if you have been hacked to send spam from your pc, then you may and will be flagged again.

Bottom line, it is a good thing that you are being warned anyway.
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Anyway beeing flagged by spamhaus may and will cause you troubles somewhere else.
We once were unable to send emails to some providers at work because our ip was flagged.

If your computer is not hacked to send spam and yes, this is possible then you won’t get blocked again.
But keep in mind that if you have been hacked to send spam from your pc, then you may and will be flagged again.
Bottom line, it is a good thing that you are being warned anyway.

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