Solved e-mail and cookies

August 19, 2011 at 13:54:44
Specs: Windows 7
Yesterday I got fired for using dating and social networking sites. I have never used them. The paperwork they confronted me showed a long browsing history address for; here is a very small part of it: ... D=mail ... /Y=YAHOOEXP.

We were allowed to do personal e-mailing. I did my share. Whenever I e-mailed someone an add would appear on the right side - all kinds of things - mortgages, weight loss, etc., and meet singles through I never clicked on a link - never went passed the ad.

All of the entries come in pairs, for example Jun 28, 2011 12:43:56. I have no idea who I e-mailed then, probably my girlfriend - but I am absolutely certain, w.out proof, that I got a ad when the e-mail went through.

There are also facebook hits. I am a member of facebook and I used it as I thought appropriate. Some entries are "allowed" others "denied." There are other "social networking" sites that are either allowed or denied. I have no idea what they are. But I am sure they are tied to e-mails.

Here is the last thing you should know - I got fired from my last job of 17 years for looking at pornography on the internet. I admitted it, took responsibility for it, and tried to move on after a melt down of common sense. I am not so stupid that I would do anything risky again.

I have no idea how this and social networking hits could get into my computer when I did not seek them out, nor click on any. My only thought is that they were tied to the various LEGITIMATE and AUTHORIZED personal use of the computer for personal e-mailing and browsing. How can this be?

Your tech help will be a life saver - I hope. I swear to God, I did not go looking for this stuff - except facebook for which there some fuzzy rules. But everything I did was innocuous.

Thank you.

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August 19, 2011 at 14:53:31
The first thing to do is file for unemployment. Don't wait! If the job paid well, consult a labor lawyer. You don't stand a chance in getting reinstated on your own.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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August 19, 2011 at 15:06:07
Thank you very much - but two things prevent me from doing this: (1) I signed a settlement agreement showing that I had the opportunity to consult a lawyer (but I didn't) and the alternative was immediate termination. As it stands now, all my file will show is that I resigned - not the reason.

Get this Mr. Guapo: I am a lawyer. I was so upset, denying this, going crazy, etc., I was beside myself.

I appreciate your advice - but as far as getting a lawyer goes, I can't. My only solution will be to get a technological analysis that shows the computer picks up cookies from pop-up ads that accompany e-mails - in this case

Again - thank you.

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August 19, 2011 at 16:32:18
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They sure tricked you for being a lawyer. If there one thing I learned, it was don't sign anything.

It is my opinion, that no matter what proof you provide, it will be ignored. Look for another job & as I said, file for unemployment. If it is denied, that would create a loop hole, for you to hire a lawyer. You signature didn't cover that.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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August 19, 2011 at 16:40:02
Thank you very much. I appreciate your advice.

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