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Re: [MH-list] Re: Europe trips

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 12/11/08 09:49, "PETER STALLWOOD" <pstallwood@btinternet.com> wrote:

Funnily enough I have not had any problems using my cards abroad ...
I phoned NationWide, to advise them that I was in France, and I was told
that they had no way of flagging their system. Detection of "Abnormal
Transactions" and "killing" cards was automatic and outside human
intervention. However, if my card was refused, I should phone the number on
the back of the card. Whether it could be reinstated or no, she could not
say.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Re: Europe trips

Peter S
 

Funnily enough I have not had any problems using my cards abroad but in the last couple of months or so I have had card rejected at cash machines in this country despite having plenty of money in the account and not doing anything out of the ordinary. I later got a phone call from the card company doing a security check. On my last visit to Germany a couple of weeks  ago I had no problem with the same card (I had niot told the card co that I would be there) but I did have others in case.

Peter S


I keep on finding that despite warning banks and card companies that 
I'm going to be abroad I still get refusals if I try to draw cash 
from a hole in the wall even when the signs say my card is one of 
the ones they accept. How do you get on? I don't like carrying more 
money than I need for a couple of days whether I'm in the UK or over 
the water.


Re: [MH-list] Re: Europe trips

Carol Weaver
 

Barry,

Never had a problem like this, except once, we had a call from Barclays
Security Department, as I hadn't notified them I would be away and they
phoned to check it was me using the card.... couldn't complain about that.

Now use only Nationwide whilst away, have both debit and credit cards, use
the debit card, making sure I put enough money into account so no worries
whilst away, saves me checking bank accounts then, and credit card is there
for emergencies...we have had them so it is handy, and no extra charges from
Nationwide, whether hole in wall or over the counter with debit cards.....
very much recommended by anyone who travels abroad. They also give better
rates than you will find for changing your own money, I did try that out
too.

Routes:

Preferably, as we live in North Devon would be Plymouth/Roscoff, however
much too expensive.... no competition on the route

Next would be the Portsmouth routes - just for closeness really

But no, we use Dover/Calais and oringally used Norfolk as they were cheaper,
and no coach parties of booze drinkers or kids, but they have not been
competitive for two years now for us, shame

So Sea France and P&O, whoever happens to offer the best price on the day of
booking....

Checklist:

Well I have tried several, always download one or two of them, go through
them, and for the first time last trip, we hadn't forgotten something, but
there is often a little something, but fortunately if necessary it has been
easy to buy another....


Carol


2008/11/12 B WEBB <woodlake21rry@btinternet.com>


On 12 Nov 2008, at 09:08, B WEBB wrote:

Do any of you succeed in going on trips outside the UK without
forgetting something? If so, how? Do you have a checklist?



I keep on finding that despite warning banks and card companies that
I'm going to be abroad I still get refusals if I try to draw cash
from a hole in the wall even when the signs say my card is one of
the ones they accept. How do you get on? I don't like carrying more
money than I need for a couple of days whether I'm in the UK or over
the water.

Finally what are your preferred routes? I usually go Dover-Calais
out of habit, went that way when I first went to France, found some
of the other routes I've tried less satisfactory for all kinds of
reasons, longer journey times, more expensive, dirtier boats, etc.

Barry

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Re: Europe trips

B WEBB <woodlake21rry@...>
 

On 12 Nov 2008, at 09:08, B WEBB wrote:

Do any of you succeed in going on trips outside the UK without
forgetting something? If so, how? Do you have a checklist?



I keep on finding that despite warning banks and card companies that
I'm going to be abroad I still get refusals if I try to draw cash
from a hole in the wall even when the signs say my card is one of
the ones they accept. How do you get on? I don't like carrying more
money than I need for a couple of days whether I'm in the UK or over
the water.

Finally what are your preferred routes? I usually go Dover-Calais
out of habit, went that way when I first went to France, found some
of the other routes I've tried less satisfactory for all kinds of
reasons, longer journey times, more expensive, dirtier boats, etc.

Barry


Re: Spam--the last straw

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

The address I use for this list is also receiving a very large number of
e-mails from me.

It started about the time bty979481 [getz36-all@yahoo.co.uk] from
motorhome-living group, sent out those invites to join Grouply. My
other addresses are not affected.

He (she) gave list members addresses to the spamer.

Fortunately Googlemail, as Carol reported, removes all this SPAM from
me.

Unfortunately, I've received another Grouply SPAM e-mail from bty979481
[getz36-all@yahoo.co.uk] today.

Reg

for harvesters - getz36-all@yahoo.co.uk


[SPAM?]Re: [MH-list] Spam--the last straw

Brian Jones <opus08@...>
 

I too use Mailwasher which is stopping 99% of my spam. I was getting
masses of spam until I changed my email address by using another alias
at the ISP interface. this is quite common in many ISP's and
although a nuisance to notify everybody iof a new e mail address it
has worked for me. Now I get NO SPAM in my inbox or at Mailwasher at all.

I use Foxmail, its free and very usable, with good anti-spam filters
of its own as a back up to Mailwasher.

One great advantage of Foxmail is the remote button which lets you see
all the Headers of emails and where they are coming from, You only
need download the messages you want to read.

best wishes to all

Brian


Re: [MH-list] Re: Windows Vista

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 11/11/08 11:57, "Reg" <lists.reg@googlemail.com> wrote:

The general feeling was that M$ had shot itself in the foot with Vista
on two counts.
I found this web site http://tinyurl.com/yhvx69 which spells out the terms
of the Vista license.

Talk about "If the ferry companies sold paint."

I just cannot see how people keep buying MS products.

Imagine Fiat shutting down your MH because it didn't like the radio you
fitted.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Re: Windows Vista

Alan Cocks
 

Reg wrote:
I've just returned from a weekend rally. It's a radio ham club that
camps, although there were no tents this w/e!
All the blokes are hams, also about half the wives/partners etc are also
hams. Plus a few of the kids.
So quite a lot of computer experience available. As is always the case,
Windows was on the list of topics discussed as about half the field was
on broadband!
The general feeling was that M$ had shot itself in the foot with Vista
on two counts. M$ would also appear to support this.
Firstly: when a new version of Windows is almost available, many folk
say that they wont buy the new version. When it arrives the majority go
out and buy it.
But with Vista this has not happened. Many even 'upgrade' back to XP.
This happens with business and home users.
Secondly: new smaller PCs similar to the Psion netBook, now a decade
old, are appearing. These small 'netbooks' will not run Vista. It's
Linux or at the top end Windows XP.
Even Dell now have a netbook with a single SSD, just like the old Psion
netBook! (But the netBook had slots for a second and third internal
SSD.)
Last night I watched the WWI programmes on Ch 4 live. Normally I record
programmes with adverts to HD or DVD and fast wind through the adverts.
Interestingly, the M$ adverts for Windows did not mention the current
version by name as in the past. So it would suggest that M$ agree with
the expert users.
The netbooks low cost and versatile and are surprisingly popular. Existing users of linux such as myself know what to expect, but I am seeing more and more owners of these who just want internet and ordinary stuff. Tesco are selling them for example. I have a charity table at a computer fair monthly and at the recent event five netbooks were brought along by various people to discuss - yes five! unheard of, all new and recent purchases. They work out of the box and are robust. One person had just installed Gimp - a serious picture editing program (similar although different to photoshop) with no problem. For my more advanced use I can run the whole, thing from a memory card or stick, and anyway I have installed ubuntu on a resized partition. So I can still use the original product software for convenience. Which is nice for when I am on the bus journey to London, on my free pensioner's bus pass, the bus has free wifi internet and a mains socket! Things are not like they used to be.......

The netbooks 'just work' and are not sold to be used as enthusiasts PCs (little do they know). If anyone wanted to try linux as such, thinking of an alternative to windows in general, then a good way to start is to get a live CD and try it in the ordinary PC - a millionaire set up a company (he made his millions using linux) - and they will send you one free and also post free (!). They will not want to sell you anything. These guys are really into freedom in the broad sense.

see
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
--
alan cocks
Ubuntu user
Linux user #360648


Re: [SPAM?]Re: [MH-list] Spam--the last straw

Brian Marsden
 

At 17:24 11/11/2008, Neill wrote:

The hidden problem with being the victim of a 'spoofed' from address is that
it causes other spam filters to reject your own innocent emails as coming
from a 'known spammer'!

Once considered, this effect isn't surprising because it isn't just you
getting the spam, you are simply the only one out of the millions of annoyed
recipients who recognise the false sending address. So the other recipients
(people or software) will then either automatically or manually add you to
their 'blacklist'.
++++++++++++++++
Yes Neill that is what upset me when I received it. How do I "blacklist" myself. I blacklist lots of junk mails coming in from lots of addresses----and now I'm one of them!!
Regards
BrianM


Re: [SPAM?]Re: [MH-list] Spam--the last straw

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

The hidden problem with being the victim of a 'spoofed' from address is that
it causes other spam filters to reject your own innocent emails as coming
from a 'known spammer'!

Once considered, this effect isn't surprising because it isn't just you
getting the spam, you are simply the only one out of the millions of annoyed
recipients who recognise the false sending address. So the other recipients
(people or software) will then either automatically or manually add you to
their 'blacklist'.

An effect well known to webmasters and extremely annoying!


Best regards

Neill
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email: neill@motorcaravanning.co.uk phone: 01789-778825
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An on-line shop community & reference for all motorcaravanners


Re: [MH-list] Spam--the last straw

Brian Marsden
 

Thank you all for your replies and helpful suggestions. One good thing I've learned---it's not just me!!
I'm running Firefox--for about three weeks now. I also run Eudora for email--but I will have a look at Thunderbird as Eudora is no longer supported now. Normal anti-virus is AVG but I give an occaisional scan with Avast. I alternate between Superantispyware(free), Spybot, Ad-aware, and Malwarebytes. So my PC is normally quite clean. I also use Mailwasher(free)--but it looks as if I will have to delve into spamfilters---well at least my Grandson will (I hope).
But again--thanks to all. It lifted a very a very heavy mood and I can face more email again now.
Regards
BrianM


Re: [MH-list] Aires in France

rosemary wollaston <rosemarywollaston@...>
 

Hello  Thank you for your reply.  All I know at the moment is get to France, go down a bit and left, but I don't think that's very useful to you so I will get some proper information together and let you know asap in case you can help a newcomer!  Thanks very much for responding.  Rosemary




________________________________
From: "derek_sims@lineone.net" <derek_sims@lineone.net>
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 14:08:03
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Aires in France




I am going to drive to the Charente region of France in December for
the first time, and need to find Aires to stay at. I've no idea where
any of them are, or how good they are, as I have never been to France
before. Can anyone enlighten me or give me any advice please?

Thanks, Rosemary


If you can tell me which route you intend to take I can have a look to see
if it passes close to any good ones we've stayed at.
HTH

Derek

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Re: [MH-list] Aires in France

derek_sims@...
 


I am going to drive to the Charente region of France in December for
the first time, and need to find Aires to stay at. I've no idea where
any of them are, or how good they are, as I have never been to France
before. Can anyone enlighten me or give me any advice please?

Thanks, Rosemary


If you can tell me which route you intend to take I can have a look to see if it passes close to any good ones we've stayed at.
HTH

Derek


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Re: [MH-list] Aires in France

Sandy <sandyketton@...>
 

Rosemary,
This link may be of use to you altho' I've not any of them.
Good luck.....Sandy

http://mitglied.lycos.de/womosp/womo_SP_F.asc

--- On Tue, 11/11/08, rosemarywollaston <rosemarywollaston@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

From: rosemarywollaston <rosemarywollaston@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [MH-list] Aires in France
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Date: Tuesday, 11 November, 2008, 12:45 PM






Hi

I am going to drive to the Charente region of France in December for
the first time, and need to find Aires to stay at. I've no idea where
any of them are, or how good they are, as I have never been to France
before. Can anyone enlighten me or give me any advice please?

Thanks, Rosemary


















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Re: [MH-list] Aires in France

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Tues 11 November 2008 12:46 Rosemary wrote


I am going to drive to the Charente region of France in December for
the first time, and need to find Aires to stay at. I've no idea where
any of them are, or how good they are, as I have never been to France
before. Can anyone enlighten me or give me any advice please?
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Rosemary,

If your French is reasonable and you have a laptop with you
http://www.campingcar-infos.com/Francais/recherche.php is a very good
source for aires.

There are three aires guide books two in French and one in English.

I doubt if you will get one of the French ones at this time of the year but
the English aires guide is available at
http://www.go-motorhoming.co.uk/all-the-aires.htm

Have a good trip.

Don


Re: [MH-list] Spam--the last straw

planetbenner <planetbenner@...>
 

It is better to filter out the spam before it is downloaded to your
computer. Download the free programme Mailwasher (works on XP and
Vista). This programme intercepts emails whilst still on the server
and lists them as spam or not. You can quickly look down the list and
if in doubt, double click on an entry and read the first 20 lines of
the email. A click will change a blacklisted sender or domain to
friend or vice versa, and the programme remembers this next time.
Within a few days of use it becomes over 98% accurate (in my
experience) and very few click/changes need to be made by you. Next
step, click process mail and you email programme opens up, and the few
emails you want are downloaded to you computer. The programme then
minimises to your system tray waiting for new emails to arrive on your
ISPs server and for you to open up the programme again to see if any
emails are there that you want. Very quick, and because dodgy emails
never get downloaded to your computer, very safe. I've used if for
ages and wouldn't be without it!

I use it with XP/Outlook express and Vist/WindowsMail. I use the free
version. There is a paid for version with extra 'bells and whistles'
but the free version does everything I want.


Aires in France

rosemarywollaston <rosemarywollaston@...>
 

Hi

I am going to drive to the Charente region of France in December for
the first time, and need to find Aires to stay at. I've no idea where
any of them are, or how good they are, as I have never been to France
before. Can anyone enlighten me or give me any advice please?

Thanks, Rosemary


recomendation

john nolan <ex2div@...>
 

when traveling to Germany we call into the "Macro" at Gent in Belgium,
they have a really good/cheap eating place (membership not required)
good shopping (membership required)and plenty of space to park even for
the bigger MH's, compred to the UK prices are very reasonable
especially for Xmas goods. I have no shares with Macro and gain nothing
from passing this tip on .......... enjoy.


Re: [MH-list] Spam--the last straw

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Tues 11 November 2008 11:41 Derek wrote

Hi Don

We are with Tiscali but they don't filter any spam. Are you using their
web-based mail or Outlook Express?
===========================================
Derek,

We use M/S Outlook.

Don


Re: [MH-list] Spam--the last straw

Peter S
 

I hated it. Kept crashing so went back to IE - that crashes but not so often for me.

Peter S


Alan's advice is excellent.  Firefox is much more secure than Internet
Explorer, as well as being better to use. 

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