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Tech Q&A: How to fix a PC that's 'out of memory'

Steve Alexander, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on

Published in Science & Technology News

Pat Dahlman, White Bear Lake

A: You are most likely caught up in a blame game between internet service providers.

If customers on provider A's network send too much spam (junk e-mail) to customers on provider B's network, B temporarily blocks all e-mail coming from A. In essence, B is warning A to do a better job of policing its own network to eliminate spammers.

As an experiment, try a free e-mail account from Google, Yahoo or Microsoft to see if more of your e-mails are received.

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