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McAfee has apologised for a Sesame Street-style mix-up over the weekend that temporarily prevented any customers with addresses that start with the letter A from receiving email. The glitch – which involved the managed email filtering service from MX Logic, acquired by McAfee back in 2009 – bounced emails sent to supported …

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Sesame Street?

Surely you are not suggesting that McAfee are a bunch of muppets.

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Actually, I think most muppets are smarter

than McAfee network engineers.

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off by one

Does that array index start at 0 or 1? Did they test it?

Bunch of muppets indeed.

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IT Angle

Email address starting with what exactly?

@ you say?

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Vun...

.... bounced e-mail. Ah-ha-ha-haaa!

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Spot the Difference

"This snafu is brought to you by the letter A and the number 533"

"Mail to the affected addresses was bounced with a 553"

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WTF?

The bar is being lowered every day

Virus alert triggered by empty directory named SL, email being bounced because address starts with letter a. It's like intelligent people are getting really scarce these days. Let me tell you this: The Muppets were funny indeed but compared to them, the companies taking care of computer security are being populated by extremely low IQ people.

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IT Angle

McAfee Again?

How many screwups does this make for McAfee? Honestly, why would anyone use them?

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Re: McAfee again?

Or buy them, for that matter.

Maybe Intel did it so that they could shut the operation down and put everyone out of their misery.

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It wasn't my choice!

Somebody much farther up the food chain did it. I just have to support the damn thing.

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muppets

Hey the muppets were funny and served a purpose . Don't compare these clowns to the muppets.

Try fraggle rock or scooby doo.

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I was going to up vote you, but no you had to go and

rag on Scooby-Doo.

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Yeah, if it wasn't for those pesky kids.

And one 55 gallon trash bag for scrappy.

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@rag on Scooby-Doo.

A pot head the eats dog food and company that tries and serves you dog food. In both cases you would have to be high to eat the dog food. You don't see the comparisons?

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Today's episode is brought to you by...

The letter "M", as in moron (or McAfee; the two terms are fairly interchangeable).

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permanent vs temporary error

the 533 error sucks big time, because it's a permanent error. It means the mailing software is not supposed to retry sending. Some ppl got removed from mailing lists, etc. Sucks.

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