As far as I can tell, the question and the resulting info was useful.
Thanks for asking, and thanks for helping us understand the range of how
people approach the internet.



On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 1:34 PM, Richard Owlett <rowl...@cloud85.net> wrote:

> On 02/04/2018 08:00 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
>
>> My brother asked about receiving unsolicited emails after visiting a
>> specific website. I don't use any of the providers he does. His interests
>> are quite different than mine and I suspect we rarely, if ever, visit the
>> the same sites.
>>
>> I asked some OS agnostic questions. When I found that he had recently
>> changed *OS _versions*, I mentioned it. In passing I mentioned that it was
>> two versions of Windows. Some were apparently offended that their
>> assistance was assisting a Windows user. For possible offense, I apologize.
>>
>> King Beowulf's post causes me to realize that the underlying problem is
>> cookie control and the use of free(sic) services/sites. Have routinely
>> avoided unrestricted use of cookies, JavaScript, and so-called "free"
>> services since the early days of WindowsXP.
>>
>
> What did I do wrong?
> I am the family geek.
> My brother uses *THAT* [description deleted] OS.
> He asked a legitimate question that I could not answer.
> I thought there was generic problem.
> What would be acceptable to this OS explicit forum?
>
> P.S. Earlier this A.M. I received a panic *HELP* email from a friend from
> the last century. He users *THAT* OS. I believe there are appropriate Linux
> tools available to address the underlying problem.
>
> May I ask related OS agnostic questions?
>
>
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