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comment Bluetooth suddenly gone on Windows 8.1 - service running, no tray icon, no settings
Why not post that as an answer on the linked question, and then link to it in your answer here? Then if it works I can accept both answers!
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comment Bluetooth suddenly gone on Windows 8.1 - service running, no tray icon, no settings
Hahaha I tried that but it turned into this unanswered question: How to re-install Bluetooth drivers on Windows 8.1 without manufacturer specific instructions?
Apr
24
comment UPS shuts down when using with modem alone
+1 Many UPS systems have a "feature" to shut off if power output is below a certain level (e.g. mine, APC, shuts off below 15 watts). It's infuriating. Some UPS systems can be connected by USB to a computer to change these settings, but most can't. I think they're designed by people who only think about ineffecient energy-guzzling devices and who assume that low power must mean it's on standby. I've been looking for a way to kill this stupid "feature" but I can't find anything.
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to monitor traffic and identify rogue outgoing emails from mobile devices using a PC as a wireless hotspot?
@bwDraco I've not come across that acronym before, can you elaborate? Do you mean in the sense of "Unified Threat Management"? Please keep in mind that this is a normal end-user home network, not a big corporate network.
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to monitor traffic and identify rogue outgoing emails from mobile devices using a PC as a wireless hotspot?
The point is that I suspect (unconfirmed) some kind of rogue-email-sending infection on the Android devices and haven't yet found any Android security software that does a good job of even trying to look for such things. First I want to see if the rogue emails are even coming from one of these devices. Nuking every device on a network based on a hunch is pretty extreme!
Mar
17
comment Electric shocks from tip of laptop charger and laptop case - how to safely test if it's a bad charger or a bad outlet?
I wonder if it's possible something like what is described here is happening
Mar
17
comment Electric shocks from tip of laptop charger and laptop case - how to safely test if it's a bad charger or a bad outlet?
Interesting, according to Earthing: Is it important for laptops I can check if my adaptor is double insulated from symbols on the block. It has a symbol similar to one of the symbols on that link, but not identical, and the block says "CONNECT ONLY TO GROUNDED OUTLET" - I'm added a photo to the question
Mar
10
comment Power adaptor seems to be outputting too high a voltage
Yeah, even with nothing connected to the charger. I put the charger in the wall, not connected to anything and bam, everything goes off. I pull it out or flick the plug switch and everything comes back on.
Mar
9
comment Power adaptor seems to be outputting too high a voltage
I'm trying to test it but the generator is on now and, weirdly, if I plug this battery charger in to any wall socket, the power in the house goes out, then comes back on instantly once it's unplugged. Laptop adaptor, or any other plug e.g. a lamp has no problem. I think this issue is unrelated... But prevents me from testing!
Mar
9
comment Power adaptor seems to be outputting too high a voltage
@David sounds like a good answer to me. Any idea how I can check the voltage when it is under load?
Mar
9
comment Power adaptor seems to be outputting too high a voltage
After looking up the difference, I'm still not 100% sure but I think the former (for laptop) is an adaptor and the latter (for battery) is a charger
Mar
9
comment Power adaptor seems to be outputting too high a voltage
Not 100% sure what the difference is - it's a block with a wall plug in the block and one cable leading to a DC barrel plug, whereas the laptop one is a plug connected to a block by a 3-pin connection then a second cable with the DC plug. Here's the LiPo battery
Feb
29
comment What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?
Also, I did previously send to a non-existent email address when I was worried I might have accidentally overlooked some setting that was discarding bouncebacks, and I got a bounceback as expected. Would it be true to say, if I get a bounceback from a non-existent email account but don't from this domain, that means this domain never tried to send me a bounceback? Or is it possible their bouncebacks failed for the reasons you describe while the non-existent account bouncebacks succeeded?
Feb
29
comment What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?
I'm trying to work out why I started being blocked in the first place, so I can be confident it won't happen again. Also, I'd like to find out why I was never receiving any bouncebacks. Basically I want to reach a point where I can send emails to anyone without worrying that it might have been silently blocked and not arrived.
Feb
29
comment What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?
This is a great idea, +1, but unfortunately for me (depending on how you look at it) the troublesome domain had manually put my domain on an "always accept" list before I could try this. Any idea how I could get a bounce message like this after such an exception was made?
Feb
29
comment Why does Outlook 2016 only check and receive message on one email account when that account is selected?
Whoops, you're right, I meant IMAP. Will edit.
Feb
25
comment What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?
+1 for the experience but I've already tried sending emails that are blank except for "this is a test" type text, as well as replies to theirs that add no footer. I'm 99% sure it's my domain, not the content or individual user, that is being blocked
Feb
25
comment What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?
You can see a the full email header, with IPs and domains anonimised, over on this Server Fault question - thanks for your help!
Feb
25
comment What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?
I think I've ruled out almost all of the above possibilities, including perfecting my email server settings, but my emails still don't get through. Are you aware of such a thing as a configuration where, if one email trips a filter, the entire domain ends up on a private blacklist? Or anything similar?
Feb
24
comment What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?
No, there was another recipient on a different domain who received all emails, but whose domain was also managed by MessageLabs (clearly with different settings)