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 PostPost subject: MSN Blocking ALL URL's        Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:59 pm 
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I was just speaking to my good friend Callum when MSN suddenly stopped sending ALL url's and bouncing them back, however it doesn't block plain text messages. See the pic below...

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This happening to anyone else? Isn't it against the law to interfere with communications in some countries? If something can block it doesn't that mean our messages are being intercepted in some way? Again isn't that against the law?

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I think its silly! Why are they doing this? All I wanted to do was send a legitimate link to Andy over MSN!


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I tested it with
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Microsoft got sick of rickrolling again?

Nahh I'm guessing this is a glitch in their servers, they have absolutely no reason to block *all* URLs ... sure dodgy-looking URLs with things like "download.exe" in them, but not all URLs....

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What servers is everyone using? Their country-specific server or another one?


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Same thing happened to me with Windows Live Messenger about two weeks ago. I haven't had the problem since though.

/me doesn't know. :?

EDIT addition (I'm in the U.S.)

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Here the same... I also noticed some days ago that you cant send the string "stuff.zip" whereas "crack.zip" is working fine... damn idiots :S

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It's working for me.


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Seems to be working here too.

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Here aswell now. :D


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It does not work for me. Everytime I send a link i get this "the following bla bla..." Im getting kinda angry with that (oh, tinypic links work)


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Microsoft (well actualy a 3rd party contractor paid by M$) have been blocking certain urls for a long time, at least 2 years. Though it seems to be intermittent, sometimes I can send messages with isohunt url's and other times it just shows up blank at the other end. They've also blocked youtube, deviantart and googlepages urls at times. Something to do with their obviously retarded spam/malware/warez filter come net nanny.


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OG wrote:
Microsoft (well actualy a 3rd party contractor paid by M$) have been blocking certain urls for a long time, at least 2 years. Though it seems to be intermittent, sometimes I can send messages with isohunt url's and other times it just shows up blank at the other end. They've also blocked youtube, deviantart and googlepages urls at times. Something to do with their obviously retarded spam/malware/warez filter come net nanny.


Good point, but can everybody please stop using the M$ and instead use MS (normal S).
I know that not everybody like microsoft, but i do and i find this an insult, like they are only after money.

(I dont want to start a flame war, but this is driving me mad).

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Being a commercial entity, they are only after money. They certainly dont do it to make the world a brighter place.:D


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Being a commercial entity, they are only after money. They certainly dont do it to make the world a brighter place.:D

LOL true, they aren't exactly gonna make windows open source soon, are they?


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DjRob wrote:
OG wrote:
Microsoft (well actualy a 3rd party contractor paid by M$) have been blocking certain urls for a long time, at least 2 years. Though it seems to be intermittent, sometimes I can send messages with isohunt url's and other times it just shows up blank at the other end. They've also blocked youtube, deviantart and googlepages urls at times. Something to do with their obviously retarded spam/malware/warez filter come net nanny.


Good point, but can everybody please stop using the M$ and instead use MS (normal S).
I know that not everybody like microsoft, but i do and i find this an insult, like they are only after money.

(I dont want to start a flame war, but this is driving me mad).


I'm going to make M$ into MS with filtering.

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Back on topic, what do you think caused MSN to block all URLs? Was it an accident, or did MS do it on purpose?


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callumh wrote:
Back on topic, what do you think caused MSN to block all URLs? Was it an accident, or did MS do it on purpose?


No idea but they're blocking stuff again today but its not bouncing, just not delivering them.

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DjRob wrote:
can everybody please stop using the M$ and instead use MS (normal S).
I know that not everybody like microsoft, but i do and i find this an insult, like they are only after money.


I hate to digress, but in the case of Microsoft... they are only after the money. I didn't think they [Microsoft] had ever made any illusions about it. Many people envy Microsoft their fortune and success but that's not where the disdain for the company comes from. It's Microsoft's method of achieving fiscal success and market dominance that people find repugnant; their blatant disregard of law, other companies, and other companies IP. No group ever steps up to properly punish Microsoft because they might only be hurting themselves in the long run because like it or not "The world runs on Windows."

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I'm going to make M$ into MS with filtering.

May I also propose we filter the phrase "Macs suck" to something I don't find insulting, like "Donkey Balls." -- or "Donkey Bollocks" for those in the U.K. :)
I've seen "Macs suck" a lot on the internet and I find this an insult. :cry: Like Macs suck any more than other computers that are made of cheap parts by underpaid workers in China or Taiwan -- and before any newly baptized Mac zealots rush to tell me of the high-quality caliber of Apple's hardware let me tell you what is on the counter beside me at work. Beside me sit four black matte intel iMacs (none over 3-months old). Three have bad Logicboards the fourth a bad display. I've been using a Mac since 1995 so I'm seasoned in the ways of Apple. I just didn't want anyone to think this post a unilateral hit on Microsoft. Because on a lot of things (compatibility, rollbacks, updates) I trust Microsoft a little more not to screw me over than Apple.

By the above I mean to point out that making an exception for one group has the potential to open up making exceptions for everyone and everything little thing: "Macs suck", "Micr$oft", "Slowaris." The potential arises for superfluous censorship and newspeak.

Back on track: it's your forum Andy and I'm glad to be a part of the community so filter what you like.

Now that I've said all that it's back to work. I have some shell scripts to finish.

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Personally I do think macs suck, but only because of my personal experience with them. I would never say its the case for everyone else too but I do joke about it.

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They only seemed any good for photo/video editing - definitely not PROGRAMMING at any rate... I wouldn't mind a Mac Classic, though :).

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It seems here that MSN is not blocking website anymore, not a single one.

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