Ah...the joys of being 'throttled'....I'm currently limited to a 64k dl speed as in the past 2 weeks I apparently UPLOADED just over 5gig .... where 'normal' usage would have me at 100 meg or so.
Funny thing you say this (not funny it happened but strange), cos this month my Bigpond usage has more than tripled, yet I do not reacall going anywhere suspect or doing anything different. I'm only 2 weeks into my 25gb monthly allowance, yet I'm sitting on 89% usage, whereas normally I don't get to that until the last couple of days, if ever.
I suspect something's up - someone hacking into my wi-fi or something - but Bigpong don't give a shit and will cut me back to 64k regardless if I step over by just a byte.
Guess that puts the carbosh on downloading all those hi-res Playboy centerfolds from 1953 through 2009, then.
As for sites like this, the ones that propogate and perpetuate rips, warez and do harm to others PC's, there needs to be international laws/agreements that hunt these bastards down and permanently end their operations... or alternatively, a vigilante group that hunts them down, nukes all their equipment and summarily executes those responsible,
Sorry to hear of your PC/email woes, Paul.... you were trying to do the right thing and that sucks.