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n00b1 - 9:27 am on Jun 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for replying again.
I did try that but it doesn't work. I know how to specify a custom 410 page in htaccess but for some reason forcing a 410 through HTACCESS (as per the code you gave above) redirects to the default page regardless. I'm stumped.