Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,520
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,520
I have a backup cell phone. It rarely ever rings. The number that I have had for years on the main cell is out of control with spam of one type or another. So...I want to change to a new number.

I am not sure I understand the risk involved in not deleting the current email address I have had for years. I have most of the spam under control but some I just have not been able to get rid of.

I have many vendor accounts tied to the phone number and email address.

What happens if I delete both and forget to inform one of the vendors? PreSonus for example.

Billy


New location, new environment, new music coming soon

Seize the moo-ment
If you feel like you’ve herd all these cow puns before, you probably have deja-moo
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 21,625
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 21,625
Is the email address from a domain you own, or a free one?

If the email is with a domain you own, I'd try something like Spam Stops Here filtering before cancelling it. If it is a GMail account or Yahoo or similar you won't be able to.
You can whitelist/blacklist whatever you want using a service like that. The challenge is you need to know how and have the option to change your DNS MX records for the domain to point to them first.

https://www.greenviewdata.com/wiki/SpamStopsHere_Quick-Start
https://control.greenviewdata.com/login .. click Register Here ..

We have customers using M365, Google Business, etc. and still want this spam filtering, as according to them it improves their mailbox significantly.
Not too expensive .. well at least for us as we happen to be a long time vendor with them.
They got bought out by ZIX so it seems it is getting harder to create a basic SSH account with them, as ZIX wants to sell you more services in one of their packages .. but the second link appears to allow signing up.

Another option is to first have the old email forward to a new email .. then reply/notify the desired vendors of the email change so they can verify etc, before cancelling the old account. Ignore the spam accounts before cancelling, and then when comfortable delete it (or stop checking it).

I had an issue where I lost an email address due to lack of use (it was really old) and it turns out it was used for here at PGMusic.

I logged into the forum, used the Chat function where they could kind of verify who I was since I was logged in and they were happy to change it.
If you actually delete the old account, any vendor/supplier could verify you did delete it by getting an email delivery error, and then most likely be willing to believe your email change.
Sometimes a phone call works wonders too, as then they know your number and who you are .. so more likely to grant the change.

Last edited by rharv; 10/23/22 05:50 AM.

Make your sound your own!
.. I do not work here, but the benefits are still awesome
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,520
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,520
I changed my phone number and email address and there has been a 98% reduction in unwanted calls and emails.

Who knows how long it will last?

Billy


New location, new environment, new music coming soon

Seize the moo-ment
If you feel like you’ve herd all these cow puns before, you probably have deja-moo
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 9,319
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 9,319
I have 2 email addresses. One for me and one for other things. The other one is full of nigerian princes and car warranty offers..... It just sits there and I occasionally go in to clear it. I use it for things I might be interesting in getting info on but maybe not....

My personal email is used for business, and personal, and I will unsubscribe from the occasional spam or irritating repetitive emailers.

I've had the same cell phone number ever since I got my first car mounted cell over 30 years ago. I get very few spammers calling and now the phone ID's the calls as "POSSIBLE SPAM CALL" and if I don't recognize it, I ignore it. I don't have voice mail set up so if someone is actually needing me..... they can call back.


You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com
Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.
You can make excuses or you can make progress but not both.

The magic you are looking for is in the work you are avoiding.
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 21,625
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 21,625
Originally Posted By: Planobilly
I changed my phone number and email address and there has been a 98% reduction in unwanted calls and emails.

Who knows how long it will last?

Billy


It'll last for as long as you don't use them for anything public would be my guess. <grin>
Once you use the email for something that you don't read the Terms for ("we will only contact you when we or our affiliates .. " type stuff) .. once you do that all bets are off. It's almost impossible to avoid these days.

Then again email addresses have also been publicized by breaches as well, so even if you are diligent on agreements the next guy in line may not be so security oriented.
So basically; it'll last for a 'while'.
But I'm guessing the whole process wasn't really that painful. So the next time may start feeling routine.

Simply changing internet providers (ISPs) has caused this need here recently, and even though the spam wasn't *terrible, the reduction after doing so was a noticeable bonus to the reduced cost.

Apparently it's just a part of internet life these days.
As far as phone numbers, my provider marks most suspected spam calls as such (like a previous poster also said), so pretty easy to avoid. If I don't recognize it, I don't answer.


Make your sound your own!
.. I do not work here, but the benefits are still awesome
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,520
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,520
I assume my actions can only delay the inevitable. I just moved and have many new contacts which are not on my phone that I must deal with. So it is impossible to not answer just because I don't recognize the number. But...I have most things moved to the new phone.

Some of the consistent emails are from legitimate companies that send me unwanted emails. I have spoken to them on the phone and asked to be removed from their list. They agree to do so but it never happens.

The internet is becoming less useful, less friendly, more dangerous, and more necessary at the same time. Much of the research I use to do for free now costs significant amounts of money.

Well, I guess it is true...there is no free lunch and other sins we will be obliged to atone for.

ḥēṭə’ hā‘ēgel

Billy


New location, new environment, new music coming soon

Seize the moo-ment
If you feel like you’ve herd all these cow puns before, you probably have deja-moo
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows® Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows for free with build 1111!

With this update, there's more control when saving images from the Print Preview window, we've added defaults to the MultiPicker for sorting and font size, updated printing options, updated RealTracks and other content, and addressed user-reported issues with the StylePicker, MIDI Soloists, key signature changes, and more!

Learn more about this free update for Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#1111

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Review: 4.75 out of 5 Stars!

If you're looking for a in-depth review of the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows version, you'll definitely find it with Sound-Guy's latest review, Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows Review: Incredible new capabilities to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs.

A few excerpts:
"The Tracks view is possibly the single most powerful addition in 2024 and opens up a new way to edit and generate accompaniments. Combined with the new MultiPicker Library Window, it makes BIAB nearly perfect as an 'intelligent' composer/arranger program."

"MIDI SuperTracks partial generation showing six variations – each time the section is generated it can be instantly auditioned, re-generated or backed out to a previous generation – and you can do this with any track type. This is MAJOR! This takes musical experimentation and honing an arrangement to a new level, and faster than ever."

"Band in a Box continues to be an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs, as well as an extensive educational resource. It is huge, with hundreds of functions, more than any one person is likely to ever use. Yet, so is any DAW that I have used. BIAB can do some things that no DAW does, and this year BIAB has more DAW-like functions than ever."

Convenient Ways to Listen to Band-in-a-Box® Songs Created by Program Users!

The User Showcase Forum is an excellent place to share your Band-in-a-Box® songs and listen to songs other program users are creating!

There are other places you can listen to these songs too! Visit our User Showcase page to sort by genre, artist (forum name), song title, and date - each listing will direct you to the forum post for that song.

If you'd rather listen to these songs in one place, head to our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, where you'll have the option to select the genre playlist for your listening pleasure. This page has SoundCloud built in, so it won't redirect you. We've also added the link to the Artists SoundCloud page here, and a link to their forum post.

We hope you find some inspiration from this amazing collection of User Showcase Songs!

Congratulations to the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

We've just announced the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

There are 45 winners, each receiving a Band-in-a-Box 2024 UltraPAK! Read the official announcement to see if you've won.

Our User Showcase Forum receives more than 50 posts per day, with people sharing their Band-in-a-Box songs and providing feedback for other songs posted.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,552
Posts734,331
Members38,489
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
michel vermeulen, Mikanh132, ABE, Nancy Gochnauer, Frank G
38,489 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 186
DC Ron 112
dcuny 97
Today's Birthdays
90 dB, jestlykme, Joop Witteman
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5