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Jeff, I’m still getting blocked by Comcast.  Is there anything else that can be done?  Am I going to be stuck having to change my email address?

Thanks for your help,


   Russ Carlson

   Bear,  DE  USA

Here’s part of the failed delivery notice:

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Subject: Re: [ITRDBFOR] Discerning annual growth in Pinus halepensis (Aleppo


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    I went back to some old wood tech texts after I wrote the first note

    and realized my error on parenchyma.=A0 Oops.=A0 <br>


    I re-finished more of the slab.=A0 Some of the rings were confusing

    until I realized there was a lot of compression wood on one side.=A0

    That helped.=A0 I also tried applying toluidine blue stain.=A0 This

    helped a lot with discerning the early and late wood areas.=A0 I=92m

    fairly confident I have the data I need now.=A0 <br>


    Thanks for your help, Ronald.<br>



    Russ Carlson, RCA, BCMA<br>

    =A0=A0=A0=A0 ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist=A0=A0 #354<br>

    =A0=A0=A0=A0 ISA Board Certified Master Arborist=A0 PD-0008B <br>

    =A0=A0=A0=A0 ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification<br>



    Tree Tech Consulting<br>

    114 Grand Canyon Court<br>

    Bear, DE 19701<br>

    302.832.1911 phone<br>

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    <div class=3D"moz-cite-prefix">On 10/1/14, 6:57 PM, RONALD LANNER



    <blockquote cite=3D"mid:3CF926377AB2486E952E2D05D60DEC72@D3Y3X731"

      type=3D"cite">First of all, there is no terminal parenchyma in

      Pinus. An annual increment or ring consists only of a band of

      light-colored earlywood and a usually much narrower band of darker

      latewood, with the transition being gradual. The outside edge of

      the latewood is however sharp and distinct from the next year's



      A problem you may have is that P. halepensis in a mild climate may

      be given to producing false rings -- usually very narrow and

      discontinuous -- due to reactivation of growth before going fully

      dormant. You ought to do a search for dendrochronological work

      done with this species in the Mediterranean basin to verify

      whether rings are strictly annual.


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      Subject: [ITRDBFOR] Discerning annual growth in Pinus halepensis

      (Aleppo pine)


On 9/22/14, 4:53 PM, Social Strata wrote:


I can submit another blacklist removal request to Comcast.


There isn't really anything else I can do since it doesn't seem like there is a compromised email account on the server sending out buckets of spam.  It is probably because people with email subscriptions are reporting spam/abuse instead of unsubscribing from the content they are getting emails for and so Comcast blacklists the server IP...

Can you clarify something?  Someone was spamming with my address.  They need my passcode to send, correct?  I changed that last week, and there seems to be a lot less failed delivery notices.

Is there something more I should be doing?  Is there another security option I should enable?

Thanks again,


On 10/2/14, 5:01 PM, Social Strata wrote:


It is not just mail from your account that Comcast is blocking, it is mail from the entire server.


Setting a strong non-dictionary based password is the best you can do for an email account.  If you are getting email bounce messages for emails that you didn't send, it might still be a problem and you might want to change your password again.


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