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  1. So I changed hosts to TCH and now I am not getting spam anymore. Is it possible they were somehow spamming the actual servers at my hold host rather than my e-mail address? Or does TCH have some kind of spam filter set up? My spamassassin is off, and I haven't gotten a single spam e-mail in over 48 hours.


    I'm not complaining, but I AM curious...


    OK fine I still got 1 or 2 yesterday but compared to the 10-20 I was getting before, that's nothing! :)

  2. I'm a software engineer for a very large software / internet company. Not very stressful at all, knock on wood. Money magazine has rated software engineering as the best overall career in the country. I'm pretty satisfied so far. It depends a lot on where you work though.

  3. If your site has been hacked so many times, the following possibilities comes to my mind:


    1 - your password is very very weak; I'm assuming it isn't, based on what you say, so let's forget this first point.


    2 - Your site has been hacked by someone who found out your password (as opposed to being hacked by someone who exploited a security flaw on the server) and you didn't change it; in this case, it may very well be a strong password but it's worthless.

    I changed it every time.


    3 - Your current provider doesn't know jack about security and their servers have more holes than a swiss cheese; if this is the case, I think I'd switch even if they'd offer me free service for life...


    4 - Your computer is the one that got hacked by someone who knows you and that's how they got the password for your site.

    I think it might be #3...it definitely wasn't hacked by someone I know.


    Technically, the only time your password can be snagged with FTP is when you are logging in...after that it isn't sent again. I'm guessing 1and1 doesn't know jack about security or they don't care since I am a free promotional customer. I e-mailed them numerous times without a response.


    Perhaps I am being paranoid after all.



  4. I currently have a free 3 year account with another provider. I have referred 4 people over to you guys for their website. However, my account at my current provider keeps getting hacked. Thankfully they just put in an index.html file and leave everything else alone. I have a pretty secure password there. However, the provider just added SSH support so I use that exclusively for file transfers. If it gets hacked again, I am switching to someone else even though I have 3 years free with them.


    But I'm reluctant to switch to you guys if you don't offer a secure way of batch transferring files. Is it not a big security risk using FTP? I'm really paranoid now that my account has been hacked at least twice.

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