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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 2 October 2003 
  • Editor's Welcome
  •  by Katrina Moran
  • BMI Accepts PayPal 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • Recent Email Scams
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • Verisign Hijacks DNS 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • E-Mail Perimeter Updated
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • Adware & Spyware 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • WebTv & BMI
  •  by Editor
  • Did you Ever Wonder... 
  • by Shirley B.
  • Question of the Month
  •  by BMI Staff
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    Editor's Welcome
    by Katrina Moran

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    Well, here it is the second issue of the On Ramp Newsletter. We made it through the first one so we're back again! Thank you to all subscribers who have written with kind words and other suggestions. We did find that we had a couple of bad links in our first newsletter and we have since improved the system so that should not happen again. All ... - CONTINUED

    Recent Email Scams
    by Ruben Bybee

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    There has been a large increase in email scams recently. These scams typically arrive in your e-mail box asking you to click on a link to update your personal information. Be very cautious and alert because most of the time these are crooks trying to get your money or your identity. The most recent of these scams mention a bogus credit card tr... - CONTINUED

    E-Mail Perimeter Updated
    by Ruben Bybee

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    BMI has recently upgraded the perimeter protection for our e-mail servers. What this means to you is that your BMI e-mail box has the best possible protection against viruses, spams, directory harvest attacks, and other e-mail borne attacks. The perimeter servers work as a first line of defense and protect our internal servers. Currently our ... - CONTINUED

    WebTv & BMI
    by Editor

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    What is WebTv?
    WebTv is receiver that connects to your television and your telephone line and brings the Internet right into your home! You can surf the net from the comfort of your couch. MSNTv and WebTv are the same, WebTv was bought out by MSN. The WebTv unit comes with a receiver, wireless keyboard, and a remote control.

    Question of the Month
    by BMI Staff

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    Q: How do I change my homepage?
    If you are using Internet Explorer
  • Go to browser ie: Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools, Internet Options
  • In the address bar, enter what website you would like to show up when you get online, ie:,,
  • Click Apply and Ok.
    If yo...

  • BMI Accepts PayPal
    by Ruben Bybee

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    For added convenience to you, BMI is now accepting PayPal as a method of payment for your BMI services. What is PayPal? PayPal is owned by E-Bay and members can instantly and securely send money to anyone in the U.S. with an email address. PayPal is the payment of choice for most e-bay auctions. For more information about PayPal, please visit ... - CONTINUED

    Verisign Hijacks DNS
    by Ruben Bybee

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    This is one of the most flagrant abuses of the public trust that I have seen in a long time and it is important that people understand the impact that it will have on their use of the Internet. In a reckless fashion, Verisign (aka Network Solutions) has seized control of every non-existent domain, zone, and DNS record in the .com and .net top-... - CONTINUED

    Adware & Spyware
    by Ruben Bybee

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    What is AdWare? AdWare is any software application displaying or advertising banners while the program is running. Most AdWare is set to automatically start up when your computer boots. While connected to the Internet the AdWare will usually send random pop-up advertising to you. The problem with AdWare: Major concerns of AdWare ... - CONTINUED

    Did you Ever Wonder...
    by Shirley B.

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    Did you ever wonder...
    Can you cry underwater?
    If money doesn't grow on trees, then why do banks have branches?
    Since bread is square, why is sandwich meat round?
    Why do you have to "put your two cents in"... but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that exra penny going to?
    Once you're in heaven, do you get ...

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